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Fresh From the Garden

Baking Opportunities

April showers bring May flowers and the bounty of early garden produce.  Bring your harvest into the kitchen to try your hand at some great spring recipes!

Find more recipes, activities, lesson plans and resources to help teach kids to learn to bake at!

Enjoy baking,
Home Baking Association

Glazed Lemon Cookies

Nothing says spring like the burst of lemon! Try these delicious cookies and find more information on Short Patent Flour!   

Provided by HBA Member:  Stafford County Flour Mills

Fresh Fruit Pizza

Combine all your favorite fruits with this easy to make pizza! This great recipe incorporated almond paste in the crust! Learn more about almond paste and other baking terms in the Home Baking Association Glossary

Provided by HBA Member:  Solo Foods

Chocolate "Carrot Patch" 


A delicious combination of chocolate cake and gooey, rich pudding. Let your creativity blossom with this fun “garden” recipe and activity! A Printable Picket Fence included!

Provided by HBA Member:  Domino Sugar

ABC Wheat Bread

The apples, bananas and carrots ingredient give this yeast bread recipe its name! Freshly grated orange peel adds a special touch of freshness!

Provided by HBA Member:  Kansas Wheat

Strawberry Lemonade 

Almond Pound Cake

This is a rich dense Italian-style almond pound cake with fine ground almond flour in the batter that is drenched in a tart lemon syrup right out of the oven. This is a great opportunity to include almond flour in your lessons!

Provided by HBA Member:  Panhandle Milling

Gardens & Baking Unite!

The soil is turned and warming up for planting. Those soft spring rains may bring tulips and daffodils, but it shouldn’t surprise you our thoughts turn to what we can BAKE with all that’s sprouting— both in the garden and the store. Read more for some of our favorite ingredients...
Plant your garden today!

Book and Bake

Pancakes, Pancakes!

Pancakes Pancakes! travels well…to elementary classrooms, after school clubs, child care centers, camps, or home.  This Book and Bake activity includes tips for making a fruit sauce or topping with fresh fruit before serving! And don’t forget you can add fruit to the batter too!

Pancakes, Pancakes! By Eric Carle
Provided by HBA Member:  Home Baking Association

HBA Partners with 

the Butter Book

Whether you’re an at-home enthusiast, a pro looking to brush up on your skills, or a new student…you will master baking fundamentals and create pastry masterpieces!
The Home Baking Association is pleased to partner with The French Pastry School to bring you The Butter Book!  Educators have an opportunity to explore this book and all the many baking lessons and then receive a discount when using Code: tbbhba150! By using this code, you will receive a $49.99 discount on a yearly subscription with total cost $150/year. Your discount provides $15 to the Home Baking Association to support baking education! Thank you!

April Baker's Spotlight

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 and 4-H foods alumna and you are in good hands.   

Read more here!

Written by Sharon Davis, Home Baking Association

HBA Resources

Ordering Information

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April Baking Calendar

Empanadas, Soft Pretzels and so much more!
Download your April Baking Calendar here!

Provided by: Home Baking Association

Baking Glossary

Almond Paste
 – A paste made by mixing blanched ground almonds with sugar. Coarser than Marzipan, this product is generally used as an ingredient or filling for sweet treats. It adds a delicious nutty flavor to bars, cakes, and cookies.

Find hundreds more terms and definitions at our online glossary


Glazed Lemon Cookies

Fresh Fruit Pizza

Chocolate “Carrot Patch” Cups

ABC Wheat Bread

Strawberry Lemonade Almond Pound Cake

Book and Bake… Pancakes, Pancakes!

April Baking Calendar

The Butter Book

Teaching Aids Shopping Cart


Home Baking Association

Executive Officers

P. Courtney Gaine
The Sugar Association

First Vice President
Stephanie Petersen
Panhandle Milling

Second Vice President
Meredith McGregor
Ardent Mills

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