November and December are great months to bake with so many festive, holiday occasions! Find your recipes here!
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Holiday Baking for Everyone!   

Holiday baking provides opportunities for families to enjoy and share recipes and traditions that are special to their family.   Baking for special needs?  We have a Kitchen Science guide that will help to adapt your special family recipes.  Find tips, resources and recipes to help create holiday baking memories!

Pumpkin Nut Bread

A pumpkin yeast bread with toasted nuts!

A great family baking recipe for Thanksgiving!  All ages can help with the shaping.  Makes two loaves - one for you and one to share!  Recipe

Provided by HBA Member Fleischmann's Yeast

Old-Fashioned Apple Cake

Try this recipe using white whole wheat flour! The moist, semi-chunky cake, spread with the frosting equivalent of brown sugar fudge, is perfect served with a cup of coffee or, better still, a glass of ice-cold milk.

Early Baking Traditions

Try your hand at some kitchen science! Enjoy both Native American plant science and food science in the kitchen. Mix in a little food history, and you have both pumpkin pie and “Indian Pudding.”

What is "Samp?" Check here to find out!

Provided by HBA Writer's Guild member, Mary Gunderson

Pumpkin-Shaped Cake

A great holiday group  baking activity!  Provide recipe for youth to bake at home then bring the baked cake to your 4-H, scout or other community meeting to decorate together! Everyone will have a decorated cake to take home.  Leaders bring a cake to decorate and serve! Recipe here

Provided by HBA Member Domino Sugar

Cake Making Tips

Sometimes the perfect cake can be elusive, and not because you're using the wrong ingredients. Perhaps you've yet to learn a few simple tips. Should you use all-purpose flour, or cake flour? How do you know "just" when the cake is done? And how do you best remove the cake from the pan? Check out these fantastic tips and more.

Provided by HBA Member Domino Sugar

#HealthyTeens Twitter Party

Join us as FCCLA and The Produce Mom present #HealthyTeens Twitter Party on November 5th from 8-9 PM EST. The event will bring together influencers from the wellness industry to participate in the campaign’s national Twitter Party.

The Home Baking Association offers many healthful hands-on, food lifestyle resources for parents and teachers. Healthy, home prepared foods are “clean label” foods; require energy expenditure, saving money, offering portion control, providing ingredient flexibility through the usage of whole grains, addition of real fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, and cocoa.

Baking for Special Needs

Whole Grain Orange Raisin Nut Muffins
Family gatherings sometimes require baking for special diets.  This baking for special needs resource provides ingredient options. 

Check out the recipe here

What Flour Should I use?

A variety of flours are used in this month’s recipes.  Find more information about all-purpose, cake, whole wheat, white whole wheat flour, and bread flour in the Flour 101 resource. More information here.

Provided by HBA Partner Wheat Foods Council
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 2016 Home Baking Association Annual Meeting.    

Entry deadline is March 31, 2016!


What could make us all more thankful than time-saving tips and techniques,  welcome at holidays AND for any- time baking.  Catching my attention are methods on how to mix your favorite dough and freeze portion-sized biscuits, scones and cookies so they’re ready to bake-off fresh. 
For home bakers, it means no more canned dough, food savings AND premium ingredients, less sodium and best of all, products can be fresh baked, whether right after work, school or for gifts or guests.
For the classroom teacher, it means baking flexibility, prepping dough in one lab and baking in another. It can be baked tomorrow or next week!  You may also be able to better sell hot, fresh items for afterschool events or snackers!

Find complete Cookie Caper lesson plans for Middle School here and High School here.  

Want more useful tips and resources? Read the rest of this article on our blog!

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

Early American Holiday Puddings

Tips for Making Cakes

Baking for Special Needs

Flour 101

2016 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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