Baking for others during the holidays is a gift for the recipient as well as the baker. Baking with a group is an opportunity to share a baking skill, new technique or idea that will last longer than the treat! Gather families, neighbors or a community group and share the fun of baking together. Sharing a baking technique while making the recipe is truly a gift for all seasons!
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The Home Baking Association
Smiling Santa Bread
This recipe can be used with your favorite homemade bread dough, or even frozen dough purchased at the grocery store. A great group activity!
Provided by HBA Member Kansas Wheat Commission
This cookie has only six ingredients and bakes in 5-7 minutes. A great recipe for a group to make, decorate and deliver!
Provided by HBA Member Land O’Lakes
Use a food processor and cookie press to make this easy recipe! Vary the spices and cheeses to create this savory treat!
The many benefits of baking at home, in the community or in the classroom include and rely on the science and math of food safety— cleanliness, time, measurement, and temperatures. Download pdfHome Baking Food Safety 101
National Festival of Breads
The National Festival of Breads is a bread baking contest which encourages those who like to bake to develop their skills. Youth and adult bakers are encouraged to enter. This is a great opportunity for educators to encourage youth to create a unique recipe and enter for the 2017 contest. Entries accepted October 1, 2016, through January 16, 2017. Circle your calendar for June 17, 2017 for the championship finale!
$1,000 will be awarded for a baking activity or lesson for the 2017 Home Baking Association Educator Award contest! Do you teach baking in a classroom? Are you a volunteer for a community program?
Submit a baking lesson and/or baking activity by March 31 to be eligible to win $1,000 and a trip to the 2017 Home Baking Association Annual Meeting. All entrants will receive a baking resource. Plan now for the 2017 award program!
This year has dealt a tough hand on our pre-Holiday gift preparations. No doubt I’m not the only one pinched for time. With under 10 days until Christmas Day, I’m hoping friends and family will grant us the gift of the 12 days of Christmas!
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
What is Scratch Baking?
Baking method that begins with measuring basic ingredients such as flour, sugar, butter and leavening. It requires a recipe rather than convenience products, like mixes.