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Baker's Spotlight: Baking for Others

Baker’s Spotlight: Baking for Others

Alabama baker Debra J. Mosely has developed a reputation for offering scrumptious “thank you” gifts to her friends and community for over 30 years. Baking is her passion, and it makes sense she’d show her appreciation in the form of cakes, cookies and other baked goods. As quoted in the Selma Sun newspaper, Debra says, […]

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Starting to Bake is all about Mis en Place!

Starting to Bake is all about Mis en Place!

Whether its your first time baking or your thousandth, you never lose when you mis en place (meez-on-plahss). Are you thinking “putting everything in place” will take too much time? Do you have young bakers almost levitating to get started? Having them help “get everything in its place” is part of them helping. Its fundamental […]

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Rainbow Sprinkles Cake Just In Time for Bake for Family Fun Month!

Rainbow Sprinkles Cake Just In Time for Bake for Family Fun Month!

As colorful as its namesake, this yellow cake is frosted with a tangy cream cheese icing and adorned with sprinkles for a festive look. National Bake For Family Fun Month, celebrated all of February, provides a reason to put down the takeout menu. Baking, nearly as old as humans, is steeped in tradition, both familial […]

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What’s Your Signature Bread?

What’s Your Signature Bread?

It’s hard to imagine how many home bakers Cindy Falk, Domestic Marketing and Kansas Wheat Commission Test Kitchen Director and Co-Director of the National Festival of Breads  has inspired and helped.  Cindy has been testing and baking great home baking recipes with Kansas wheat for decades. As co-director of the National Festival of Breads she’s […]

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Baker's Spotlight: Build Hearth Bread Baking STEAM

Baker’s Spotlight: Build Hearth Bread Baking STEAM

The North Dakota Mill has a great salesman in Mike Leddige!  This summer Mike spent a week in an HBA Baking STEAM workshop baking with the North Dakota Family & Consumer Sciences teachers in Fargo. Together they explored why “Flour is NOT Just Flour!” by exploring the baking qualities of North Dakota Made hard wheat […]

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Inquiring Minds Want to Know...Can I Make Flour Safe to Eat in My Home Oven?

Inquiring Minds Want to Know…Can I Make Flour Safe to Eat in My Home Oven?

The HBA has explored and discussed this question with food scientists in milling, baking, food safety and university research for nearly two years because for several years the guidance on-line, on TV food shows and in cookbooks keeps on: If I heat flour in my oven or microwave, I then use it to make cookie […]

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January Baker’s Calendar

January Baker’s Calendar

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Baker's Spotlight: Cookies and Bars for the Holidays

Baker’s Spotlight: Cookies and Bars for the Holidays

By now we hope you’ve tried at least one new cookie recipe from the winning collection found in our Cookie Countdown on HBA Social media. Two include Wisconsin cookie bakers featured in the Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News 2021 cookie contest. Each share the background behind their winning cookies.  Chocolate Truffle-Topped Caramel Bars   Recipe here Home […]

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Home kitchen heat-treated flour doesn’t protect against foodborne illnesses, Purdue food scientist says

Home kitchen heat-treated flour doesn’t protect against foodborne illnesses, Purdue food scientist says

Home cooks have long known they run a risk of contracting salmonella from raw eggs when they lick the spoon after making cake batter or sneak a bite of cookie dough. In recent years, some have even heard that raw flour can also make them sick, leading to recommendations for microwaving or baking flour to […]

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Fun Paintbrush Cookies

Fun Paintbrush Cookies

Kids of all ages, from 3 to 103, will love these fun & tasty Paintbrush cookies! Blend the art and science of baking with your creative side. Try mixing and matching with different cookie cutter shapes and a rainbow of food coloring. Ingredient List COOKIES: 2 ¼ cups sifted all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting […]

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