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November Baker's Spotlight!

November Baker’s Spotlight!

November’s Baker Spotlight is on a great baker and teacher, Lisa Pluff.  Lisa teaches baking science and Family & Consumer Sciences at Manhattan High School, Manhattan, KS.  Lisa is a graduate of the Kansas State Bakery Science bachelors degree program. Check it out!  Instead of working in a bakery, Lisa opted to earn a masters […]

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Baking Goes Better with True Cake and Pastry Fillings

Baking Goes Better with True Cake and Pastry Fillings

In a pinch we’ve all filled cookies, pastries or cakes with a jam, and watched it boil out, soak in or run.  With guest and gift baking on the line in the next months, you can insure positive results. Cake and pastry fillings are thicker formulations and will bake more consistently. Unlike jams and jellies, […]

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Fall Garden Focaccia

Fall Garden Focaccia

My neighbor is a Master Gardener. Kim keeps me aiming higher, both in my vegetable gardening skills AND in baking.  This past rainy day Kim got creative and I have to share what she, and she says other of you over-achiever bakers are doing: creating beautiful still-life on your Focaccia. Photos provided by Kim Smith […]

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Scoop, Spoon and Scale Measuring Activity

Scoop, Spoon and Scale Measuring Activity

Compare and evaluate dry measuring methods for accuracy with this 03:42 minute video from the Home Baking Association!  Student Activity:  Use the Scoop, Spoon, Scale activity from the 5-Minute Baking Activities book!  Fifty five minute baking activities included in this book for classrooms, community or out-of-school programs. Five Minute Baking Activities/ $35.00 – Available here

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Sandwiches Rule August!

Sandwiches Rule August!

How did Americans ever get to loving sandwiches so much? We, in fact, dedicate August as National Sandwich Month. I think it’s something related to why the Earl of Sandwich, a real-life 18th-century aristocrat, reportedly loved them. He was busy, they were easy! This August, try your sandwiches in some creative packaging. Mmmmm… Flat Bread Sandwich! Many […]

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August Baking Calendar

August Baking Calendar

Sandwich Hack: Homemade buns, flat breads, savory breads… these are all he BEST BREADS for Sandwiches. Get baking today! Download the August Baking Calendar

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June Baking Calendar

June Baking Calendar

Get your June Baking Calendar here!

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Educator Award Deadline is Near!

Educator Award Deadline is Near!

The extended deadline for the Educator Award contest is April 30th, 2020. Have you modified your baking lesson programs to accommodate distance learning? We’re particularly interested in what you have to say. But please be sure to look at the guidelines for submission, the subject matter and intended audience and even method of delivery are […]

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April Baking Calendar

April Baking Calendar

There is so much happening in April 2020 in the world of baking! Use this handy calendar to keep up to date with all that is going on. National Soft Pretzel Month, celebrated in April, gives soft pretzels the celebration they deserve. For convenience stores, April is the perfect time to explore the endless options and versatility […]

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Whole Grain Sampling Day

Whole Grain Sampling Day

The Home Baking Association loves to award bakers who share what they know with someone else!  Why not make make Whole Grain Sampling Day a part of your creative plans to teach OR share with a group of your favorite baked whole grain product and how you prepared it.  Whole grain (WG) flours or meal […]

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