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Perpetuating new generations of home bakers...
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“5 Minute Baking Activities” is the new resource from the Home Baking Association (HBA).  The spiral bound book includes 50 activities designed to break the ice, fill down time or get students excited to learn.  Activities introduce, reinforce or review lessons on food skills, culinary math and sciences. Topics include Baking Ingredients, Baking Temperatures, Baking Measurements, Baking Tools and Equipment and Baking Benefits.  This the ideal resource to fill time for classrooms, community and out-of-school programs!
 
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SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER:  Purchase “5 Minute Baking Activities” and receive FREE gift sack with special baking coupons, recipes and resources from HBA Members! (Limit one gift shipped per address. Expires May 30, 2014)

Reaching Your Healthy Weight
 

HBA Partner Wheat Foods Council wants to help clear up the confusion and set the record straight for sound nutrition science on losing weight – and keeping it off – in combination with ways to eat healthfully.  
              
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Yeast 101: For Everything You Knead!
 


Did you know a packet of yeast contains 2 ¼ teaspoons of yeast?  A new Yeast 101 resource is provided by HBA Member Fleischmann’s Yeast. Learn about types of yeast, common baking terms and find a handy reference chart for measuring yeast. 

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Q:  Is there a reason to use butter instead of margarine when called for in a recipe?
 
A: Dear Baker:  Most bakers consider butter irreplaceable for its flavor and performance.  Butter tenderizes and adds flakiness.  It creates a golden brown color and crisp texture.  Butter makes cakes light and helps hold the shape of cookies. Butter is also a flavor carrier; it carries the flavor of vanilla, almond, herbs, spices and fruits and vegetables added to baked goods.
 
HBA Member Land O’Lakes answers more questions and provides the best Test Kitchen Baking Tips here About Baking with Butter

Join the Home Baking Association in celebrating literacy and volunteerism this spring! You can help spread enthusiasm for reading both books and recipes. “Read to a child today and start a lifetime of ambition.” Library of Congress, www.read.gov.

Volunteer and bring older generations and youth together to read & bake. 

Need good how-to measure visuals? Check out this resource

What about age-appropriate kitchen activities? We created this for you!

Need tips for reading to, or with, children? Be sure to visit the following websites:

National Association of Educators of Young Children 

Reading is Fundamental


Studies show books or cooking tools aren't available in many homes! 

Conduct a “Book and Cook” drive to equip a local youth program, food pantry, or classroom. 

1. Match books and cooking tools using "Book and Cook" Literature Connections

Find great baking tools at www.chefsplanet.com 

2. Include Baking with Friends or a lesson guide:
What is Yeast?

Yeast: Baker’s yeast (differs from Brewer’s yeast) refers to a
single celled fungi in the species Saccharomyces cerevisiae,
which ferments sugar. The by-products of this fermentation
are principally carbon dioxide and alcohol. The carbon dioxide
raises or expands the bread dough.

Visit our online Baking Glossary with more than 350 terms!   
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