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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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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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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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July Baker's Calendar

July Baker’s Calendar

There are so many opportunities for improving your baking skills this summer, given the need for social distancing and school closures. Use this time to learn new skills, brush up on new techniques, and expand your knowledge of home baking. Check out the July Baking Calendar here!

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June Baking Calendar

June Baking Calendar

Get your June Baking Calendar here!

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May Baking Calendar

May Baking Calendar

May 2020 is the month of baking at home, with folks baking in unprecedented numbers due to social distancing. Use this handy calendar to keep up to date with all that is going on.

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Crispy Whole Grain Waffles

Crispy Whole Grain Waffles

Waffles have been a part of our collective experience for a very long time. Indeed, the sweet and hot breakfast treat has been a staple in American cuisine since before our earliest colonial days. Waffled can be enjoyed in the traditional manner, with butter and maple syrup. Or perhaps you like your waffles with whipped […]

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Who Wants Some Pizza?

Who Wants Some Pizza?

Americans love pizza, so much so there’s an entire month dedicated to celebrating the dish. (October is National Pizza Month) American families eat so much pizza they consume the equivalent of 100 acres of pizza a day. Can you imagine? 100 acres of pizza a day! And who makes all that pizza? Well, Lots of […]

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New Sourdough Baking Resources!

New Sourdough Baking Resources!

Sourdough bread has a thick, chewy crust and soft, airy interior. It is comforting, savory and oh, so easy to make using only flour, salt, and water. Use this excellent resource to learn how to make your own starter, maintain it, and turn it into a loaf. Let’s Get You Started! Are you looking to bake at […]

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