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Bake for Family Fun! - Everyone benefits when families bake together! Join us as we recap Bake for Family Fun Month. The Home Baking Association encourages families to share traditions, favorite recipes and the joy of baking as a family not only during February, but every month of the year! Enjoy baking together as a family.

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Week 1: Let's Get Started Baking

The Home Baking Association member Clabber Girl has provided a number of great Bake for Family Fun recipes and activities this month. Check out the Buttery Breakfast Biscuits Recipe, as well as the Baking Powder Fizz Activity and Family Baking Lesson. Read more here

Week 2: Baking for My Valentine

Sweetheart Coffeecakes are a delicious way to say "Happy Valentine's Day" to someone you love. Check out the recipe provided by Red Star Yeast. They've also shared some great lessons in Yeast & Baking to try as well. Don't fear the yeast.

Week 3: Baking History and Traditions

These "Jiffy" Tortillas are a great way to get fresh tasting tortillas hot off the griddle! Click here

Try this "hands-on-adventure" from HBA member Chelsea Milling: The World Through Bread Activity

Week 4: Baking for Others!

Bake this Carrot Cranberry Quick Bread and share it with your friends and family. View this recipe provided by the Home Baking Association partner Wheat Foods Council.

Also, check out this great powerpoint presentation Teaching Kids About Wheat!

More Family Baking Activities and Resources

February is crazy busy with Bake for Family Fun Month and other education related activities. Baking builds multiple STEM outcomes, cultural history, lends itself for Science Fair projects and good old fashioned opportunities for creating made-by-you foods.
  • STEM: Confirm students’ plant science knowledge with Teaching Kids about Wheat
  • Buff nutrition science with Grains for the Brain at
  • Prepare students for baking science and technology with Meet Me at the Mill video
  • Add a DIY grain-to-flour experience at  Gold Medal Flour
  • Prepare to bake using Flour 101 provided by The Wheat Foods Council
  •  Science Fairs: Last week a local sixth-grade science fair featured 35+ baking experiments!
  • KEY: Start with a good “control” recipe like: Bread 101
  • Get started baking your own bread... try Beginner’s Top Choice!
  • Follow with variables, one substitution at a time.  Check out Creative Breads for Educators Guide, p. 10—Bread Ingredient Substitutions 
The Home Baking Association members provide many valuable lessons and resources to help make your life just a little easier. Check out our Educator Resources section for more information.

Win $1000! Submit Your Educator Award Entry by March 31st!

Do you teach baking in a classroom or community program?  Start planning your entry and be eligible to win $1,000 and a trip to the 2014 Home Baking Association Annual Meeting at the rustic Skamania Lodge in Washington state.   

Entry deadline is March 31, 2014!
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Baking with Friends: Dragonfly Bakers and Bumble Bee Spice Specialists will generate excitement for children learning to bake.  This unique 74 page-hardback book includes 31 recipes with easy to follow directions.  Fun, colorful illustrations combine recipes with family baking activities, fun facts, vocabulary words and suggested children’s baking literature

Teachers, parents, youth leaders and mentors will find educational resources abound.  A valuable resource to teach kids self-sufficiency in the kitchen while inviting questions and providing answers through this new learning tool!  Everyone will share in the tasty success of learning to bake! Includes 60 minute audio CD.   Order now Only $20.00

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