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Measurement Matters

Measurement Matters

Accurate measurements in all aspects of baking (baking temperature, storage temperature, ingredients, etc) assure repeatable quality, controlled costs and customer satisfaction. Measurement Matters is an excellent resource for anyone who bakes, whether it’s at home or in a professional environment.  Join Sharon Davis from the Home Baking Association as she presents Measurement Matters. Download the Powerpoint […]

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Baker's Spotlight August 2021

Baker’s Spotlight August 2021

Linda Larson Valiga, M.S., Career & Technical Education; B.S., Family and Consumer Sciences and Education. However you spell it- Kolach, Kolache, or Kolachky– this filled sweet yeast dough pastry is traditional to Czech, Bohemian, Moravian or Slovak heritages. They’re served at summer festivals, holidays, life celebrations and sometimes just for breakfast!  The name originates from […]

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Make A Sandwich or Two

Make A Sandwich or Two

August Baking Calendar Shake up your homemade goodness with sandwiches made from whole grain, multi-grain, savory, sliced bread, buns, grilled, flat… Or better yet, make your own bread for the BEST Sandwiches. August is devoted to the art of sandwiches, learn more by downloading our August Baker’s Calendar full of tips, recipes, and the most […]

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S’more of Those Delicious Treats, Please!

S’more of Those Delicious Treats, Please!

Have you been anticipating that first s’more of the summer as much as I have!?  Starting this weekend, I’m learning some baking science,  history and tradition about the s’more from The Sugar Association.  Then when you’ve expanded your knowledge, bake the BEST 100% Whole Grain  Graham Crackers ever to make your S’Mores!  Everyone loves to add a […]

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Selecting the Perfect Sweeteners

Selecting the Perfect Sweeteners

Consult these handy guides for everything you need to know about selecting sweeteners for baking your favorite recipes. Baking Guide from Our Domino® Sugar Experts – East Coast Best Baking Guide Experience from C&H® Sugar – West Coast

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Empanadas!

Empanadas!

Have you tried making Empanadas before? Empanada is a Galician, Portuguese and Spanish word empandar- “to wrap or coat in bread.” Flaky and delicate, these delicious hand-held treats are prepared using anything from sweet, spicy to savory, and may be stuffed with meat, fruit, vegetables, seafood… almost anything you can imagine … then baked or […]

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March Baker's Spotlight: Jana Patton

March Baker’s Spotlight: Jana Patton

The Baker’s Spotlight is on Jana Patton RD, LD, CBE, a Women, Infant and Children (WIC) dietitian educator from Topeka, Kansas. Jana’s been baking since she was small, at home, in 4-H and now it’s a part of her work and personal health and wellness.    “I grew up learning to bake with my family and […]

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Classic Southern Biscuit Chocolate Chip Cookies

Classic Southern Biscuit Chocolate Chip Cookies

Just in time for Bake for Family Fun Month, this delicious recipe makes an excellent opportunity for families to spend time together in the kitchen preparing something everyone will enjoy! Use Tenda Bake All Purpose Flour for the best results! Yield: 24 Cookies Ingredients: 2 ¼ C Southern Biscuit All Purpose Flour 1 C Butter(softened) ¾ […]

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Maybe Your Favorite Recipe Will be the Next National Festival of Breads Winner

Maybe Your Favorite Recipe Will be the Next National Festival of Breads Winner

Looking for a creative challenge to start 2021? Brush off your mixer, don your apron and develop your own original recipe for the 2021 National Festival of Breads. Entries are accepted January 8 through February 22, and winners will receive cash prizes and baking bundles from sponsors Kansas Wheat, King Arthur Baking Company and Red […]

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HBA Baker Spotlight: Jenny Kalvaitis

HBA Baker Spotlight: Jenny Kalvaitis

By Sharon Davis, HomeBaking.org What a perfect time to spotlight home baker Jenny Kalvaitis and her family’s traditional Lithuanian Bacon Buns. This family recipe and favorite of Jenny’s is a common Lithuanian recipe with her own family’s twists and small improvements from over the years. They often bake them during Christmas and holiday seasons. They’ll […]

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