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Baker's Spotlight: Chillicothe High School Bakers Test Mug Muffins for Baking Food Safety

Baker’s Spotlight: Chillicothe High School Bakers Test Mug Muffins for Baking Food Safety

Chillicothe, MO is known as the town where sliced bread was invented!  Recently the Chillicothe Missouri High School Family & Consumer Sciences bakers honed in on another national challenge!  Americans LOVE mug cakes, muffins and meals. But  when are they “done” and safe to eat instead of gooey or half-raw?  “We’ve learned flour is a […]

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We've Got Flour and We Know How to Use It!

We’ve Got Flour and We Know How to Use It!

COVID has helped Americans build their sense of home and the skills that go with it, including baking.  Sheltering in place provided many folks the time to bake and reap the benefits that have proven to be appreciated and sustainable by many.  Fortunately we’ve also moved past the hoarding we first experienced!  B&G Foods, (brands […]

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Baker's Spotlight: Linda Larson Valiga - Kolache

Baker’s Spotlight: Linda Larson Valiga – Kolache

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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Baker's Spotlight: Charlene Patton - Apricot Raisin Hot Cross Buns

Baker’s Spotlight: Charlene Patton – Apricot Raisin Hot Cross Buns

When you choose to bake a “shared” recipe, it’s great to know it came from Charlene Patton!   Charlene is the Executive Director of the Home Baking Association and Consumer Media Consultant for the Kansas Soybean Commission.  Add her expertise as a baking book author, recipe development and demonstrator, a degree in Family & Consumer Sciences […]

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March is Bake and Take Month!

March is Bake and Take Month!

A freshly-baked treat and a heartfelt note bring much-needed cheer to our friends, families and neighbors. Whether delivered safely in-person or through a ding-dong dash, Kansas Wheat encourages all to use Bake and Take Month as an opportunity to reconnect with our communities through this 50-year-old tradition this March. “Bake and Take Month started as […]

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Baker's Spotlight: Lisa Pluff - Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies with Browned Butter

Baker’s Spotlight: Lisa Pluff – Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies with Browned Butter

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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