Category Archives: baking

Let Test Kitchen Science Begin!

Test out some egg substitution options provided by our new member, Chef Gemma Stafford, of Bigger Bolder Baking. State the PROBLEM: Your test kitchen is baking a cake for a friend’s event. Your friend is either allergic to eggs OR … Continue reading

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Celebrate! Celebrate!

This May we have layers of celebrations to prepare – from formal to informal. I can’t make all my own food to share, but here are three recipes I’m baking to personalize my gatherings. A friend has earned an “open … Continue reading

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Gardens and 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 … Continue reading

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How to Make All Natural Homemade Food Coloring

Now more than ever we want to know what goes into our food.  What better way to know than to make your food yourself. Food dye has gotten a bad rap, so if you don’t want to use it or want an … Continue reading

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Whole Grain Baking Tips

Bake with a well-tested (standardized) recipe. Most good recipes may be baked as a whole-grain product. Start with half whole grain. Identify the amount of enriched all-purpose or bread flour in the recipe. Divide the amount in half. Substitute a … Continue reading

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Make March a Whole Grain Spring Odyssey!

There are so many delicious whole grain baking options and so little time!  While you’re celebrating 2019 Nutrition Month, why not make it a whole grain food odyssey? Our partner, Child and Adult Care Food Programs, sets the bar high … Continue reading

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Bake for Family Fun Month: Week 3

Baking History and Traditions Baking traditions might just start today- they don’t have to be generations old. After all, they have to start sometime, or they’d never make history! (Like the Chocolate Chip Cookie!) Before you read Sofia’s traditions, tweak … Continue reading

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Sofia’s Favorite Baking for Your Valentine Recipe

Once Sofia’s family “got started baking,” they could not quit doing what is the favorite reason people bake: To bake something special with our own hands for someone we love. Sofia’s shares that her favorite recipe to make during the … Continue reading

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How and Why One Busy California Family Got Started Baking

What’s better than seeing kids deeply engaged in learning skills that’ll enrich them for a lifetime? Baking is just such a skill. But with so many activity options in school and out, why bake? Sofia Votava, an Orange Co. Girl … Continue reading

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A Must on the 2019 Baking Bucket List

Bread home bakers and bloggers, age 18 or older at this time, from all over the U.S. are entering the National Festival of Breads. Have you considered it? The entry deadline is January 22, so gather your favorite bread ingredients and … Continue reading

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