Begin the year by revisiting baking fundamentals for the classroom and your home.
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Back to Basics!   

Let’s begin the year with teaching skills that provide youth the fundamentals to have success in the kitchen.  It’s a gift they will use their entire life.  We have provided videos, lessons, recipes and a DIY chart. Also, don't forget to check out our blog where we have many additional Back to Basics resources available. Let’s get started! 

Homemade Pizza vs Takeout

Did you know 93% of Americans eat pizza once a month! Here’s a great teaching aid that shows Why it pays to DIY pizza in the New Year.  Share this graphic and then make pizza! 
Provided by HBA Member Fleischmann's Yeast

Beginner's Regular Pizza Crust

Start with this basic crust, the sky's the limit for toppings! Step by Step instructions with photos videos and tips. And here's some more pizza recipes as well.
Provided by HBA Member Fleischmann’s Yeast

How to Knead Video

Kneading dough is a process to mix ingredients using a pressing a folding motion, and by turning and folding the dough onto itself until gluten strands form and the dough is smooth and elastic.

View this great video How to Knead

Beginner's No-Knead White Bread

All the goodness of yeast bread, without the kneading!
Check out the recipe here!

View this great Step by Step instructions with photos videos and tips!
Provided by HBA Member Fleischmann’s Yeast

Creative Breads Lesson

Free Download!  This 20 page classroom baking lesson offers simple, practical methods to help students master the basic techniques involved in making yeast breads. Special pricing for classroom thermometers.
Provided by HBA Member Lesaffre Yeast Corporation

Recipes for A Year

Enjoy this e-cookbook!  January features five pizza recipes! Sample and share these favorite blogger recipes throughout 2016.

Be sure the check out the Breakfast Pizza recipe on page 14! 

Provided by HBA Member ACH Foods

Smokehouse Cranberry Cheese Bread

Smokehouse Cranberry Cheese Bread

National Festival of Breads 2015 Grand Champion
Lisa Keys, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Recipe and Tutorial

To receive a free printed cookbook featuring recipes from the National Festival of Breads, find more information at the Kansas Wheat Commission website.

To download a free copy, click here
Provided by HBA Member Kansas Wheat Commission

Dough Sculpting 101 DVD

Dough sculpting is fun for all ages! The DVD includes recipes, lessons, down loadable resources and more than 30 how-to-videos for shaping rolls, loaves, bread sculptures, cookies and more. Ideas for after-school programs, youth meetings, classrooms, community programs or for family fun! Cost: $25
Learn more about the Dough Sculpting 101 DVD
View a sample video clip, Play Clay Dough

Bread in the Bag sample recipe

Educator Award Contest

Do you teach baking in a classroom or community program?  Enter a baking lesson and/or baking activity to be eligible to win $1,000 and a trip to the 2016Home Baking Association Annual Meeting. Entry deadline is March 31, 2016!

Home Baking Association Resources click here

Baking with Friends has received four national awards.  The new Cultured Chef book provides an international flair. A perfect gift idea for any occasion is the Dough Sculpting 101 DVD providing more than 30 shaping techniques. View more educational resources

In the Kitchen with Sharon

The Home Baking Association is happy to report we reached out to over two hundred teen leaders from across the U.S. and Puerto Rico who participated in four HBA baking workshops at the 2015 4-H Congress in Atlanta.  

Resources they'll return to their communities with to share include the workshop powerpoint Baking Builds STE(A)M, the soft pretzel lesson, and one of three 5-Minute baking activities done in the workshop. You can share these resources in your community as well.

Baker's Glossary

What Is Hearth Bread?

"Yeast bread baked in round, oval or free form
on hot, flat baking surfaces in an oven."

Visit our online Baking Glossary with more than 350 terms!   


Here are quick-links to some of the resources provided in this newsletter:

Homemade Pizza or Takeout?

Beginner's Regular Pizza
Crust Recipe

How to Knead Video 

Beginner's No-Knead
White Bread Recipe 

Creative Breads Lesson

Recipes for A Year 

Smokehouse Cranberry
Cheese Bread

Dough Sculpting 101

Educator Award Contest

Home Baking Association
Executive Officers

First Vice President

Tom Payne
King Arthur Flour

Sam Garlow
Shawnee Milling Company

Second Vice President: 
Eric Wall
Cereal Food Processors

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Message from the President


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