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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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Cakes and Quilts Birthday Celebration on Dine In Day

Cakes and Quilts Birthday Celebration on Dine In Day

Join AAFCS for a virtual birthday celebration on Dine in Day, December 3 at 7:15 p.m. ET.  This special event will honor our founder Ellen Richards and gather FCS professionals to learn more about her quilt and celebrate #FCSsuccess together.  An expert will also be on-hand to share a glimpse of what a cake might […]

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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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In the Kitchen with Black Walnuts: America’s Indigenous Baking Nut

In the Kitchen with Black Walnuts: America’s Indigenous Baking Nut

Black walnuts, are a superfood native to the U.S. and one of the very few wild harvested foods commercially available today.  For centuries Native Americans used the nut meats as a food source and the husks for medicine and dyes.  Even today nothing is wasted!  The shells are ground into an eco-friendly abrasive. Baking with […]

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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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September Baker's Calendar

September Baker’s Calendar

Check out all the wonderful things you can bake this September Download the September Baker’s Calendar

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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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A Baker's Dozen Labs

A Baker’s Dozen Labs

A Baker’s Dozen Labs digital manual provides 278 pages of teaching material! Thirteen labs with first, intermediate and advanced culinary baking formulas and lessons.   Includes 32+ copy-ready resources and worksheets.  Each lab includes baking science experiments, computer labs, community service connections and live links to how-to-videos and the baking glossary.  This is a must have […]

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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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