December, 2012
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Give the Gift of Baking!



Delicious baked cookies, breads and other delectable goodies provide a personal gift giving touch. When combined with a teaching opportunity life skills are developed that reward a young baker for a lifetime. Young bakers learn the true meaning of sharing. The holidays provide an opportunity for educators to encourage youth in classrooms, afterschool or community programs to learn baking skills and share with others!


Happy Holidays from the Home Baking Association    



Gingie's Next Adventure

A Portable Kitchens Activity for classrooms, clubs and camps shared with the Home Baking Association byOrca Camp Fire Council, WA.


Check out this fun activity today!
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Thumbprint Cookies

Little hands of all ages will enjoy making Thumbprint Cookies! This recipe is provided by Home Baking Association Member
Sokol and Company!

View this delicious recipe here! 

Gingerbread House

Nothing says "Happy Holidays" like making a festive Gingerbread House with your friends and family. This great recipe from Dromedary makes building a Gingerbread House easy as 1-2-3!



View this exciting recipe here! 




FREE Gift Tags!


Home Baking Association Members have provided these free holiday gift tags for your baked goodies!  Print them out and use them in your kitchen this holiday season! 

Click Here to download these gift tags from C&H Sugar
Click Here to download these gift tags from C&H Sugar

Click Here to download these gift tags from Domino Sugar




Click Here to download these gift tags from Land O'Lakes 



Holiday Gift Idea

Sweet Holiday Special for award winning Baking with Friends book!


Baking with Friends Perfect for holiday gifts! Order Baking with Friends book ($20) by December 31, 2012 and receive a special gift pack of recipes, dough scraper, yeast packet, measuring spoon and extra goodies for baking! 


Click here to order now! 
Baking Survey


The Home Baking Association is planning a 30-minute "Baking Substitution Science" webinar for early 2013. The webinar will provide information for baking substitutions including Greek yogurt, whole grains, agave nectar, stevia/sugar blend and sodium reduction. Please complete this brief survey to assist us in planning.


Take the survey by clicking here!  

Educators Win $1000!

Baking Educators Win $1,000.00!  


Enter the 2013 Home Baking Association Educator Award Contest and be eligible to win $1,000! The top entry will also receive an all-expenses paid trip for two to the 2013 Home Baking Association Annual Meeting. All entrants will receive a complimentary HBA teaching resource. Whether you teach in the classroom, community programs, organizations or at home....anyone teaching baking to others is encouraged to enter. Entry deadline is March 31, 20131!


Entry deadline is March 31, 2013!



Find out more information here! 



2013 Baking Contest


National Festival of Breads is America's only amateur bread baking contest. Home Baking Association members sponsoring this year's event include: King Arthur Flour, Fleischmann's Yeast, and the Kansas Wheat Commission.  

New for 2013 is a Youth Category! Educators encourage students to participate! Adult and youth contestants are invited to submit recipes. 


Entry Deadline: January 31, 2013. For more information

How to Enter - Click here  



2011 Finalist

"Fruit-of-the-Vine and Rosemary Olive Oil
Snack Bread with Pine Nuts"

Patricia Harmon, Baden, PA





Baking Glossary!

   Visit our newly revised Glossary with over 350 terms!   



A coating which is either applied through a high temperature process called coil-coating on metal before the pan is formed, or spray coated on after the pan is formed. It may be silicone-based or a PTFE-based (polytetrafluorethylene or teflon) formulation.


Benefits of nonstick: These vary depending on the coating, but relate to the ease of removal and cleanup of baking pans. Most nonstick coatings darken pans. Look for packaging instructions regarding the lowering of baking time or temperature for best results.

Click Here to view informative video 


Featured Resource
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Baking for Success DVD     Three baking lessons; ready-to-print 20-page curriculum guide; copy-ready worksheets and recipes; baking terms, tips and resources. All lessons include activities for beginning, intermediate or advanced student bakers.  

* Fudge Brownies - The Ultimate American Bar Cookie (8:53)
* Cornbread
- A Piece of History on the Plate (7:52)
* Focaccia
- The Italian Baker's (11:11)




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Other Resources Available
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Baking with Friends
The Home Baking Association is provided with quality educational materials, recipes, and important resources that help us achieve our mission of promoting home baking by providing tools and knowledge to perpetuate generations of future home bakers. A complete directory of Home Baking Association member for can be found on our website. -click here