The simplest baked item made and delivered by you is therapy for all these days. In Kansas this practice became “Bake and Take Day” more than 40 years ago, launched as an opportunity to celebrate relationships with friends and family.
Now a national promotion and celebrated throughout March, the Kansas Wheat Commission is teaming up with the Home
Baking Association to promote Bake and Take Month. “The purpose of Bake and Take Month is to encourage participants to bake a product made from wheat and take it to a neighbor, friend or relative,” said Cindy Falk, nutrition educator of Kansas Wheat and coordinator of Bake and Take Month. “The personal visit to members of your community is as rewarding and important as the baked goods you take.”
We do so much “virtually” these days, it makes this personal touch even more priceless. Five “takes” to tailor your baked item to the recipient include
- Bake savory or sweet. Muffins are ideal for so many settings–coffee, tea, or any meal. Test kitchen muffin baking tips will get you started, and Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins are perfect to bake and take!
- Prepare rolls, scones, or cookies to be baked and served later. Brown and serve rolls can be delivered and frozen for later baking-off or baked same day. View tips for how to freeze and bake scones, biscuits or cookies
- Bake whole grain goodness. Review our “how-to” guide. Access video baking guides for bread, cracker, and sweets here!
- Go with the family plan. Enlist all hands. See a tremendous array of Baking for Others ideas, including Mini-Apple Pies! Bake for Family Fun Month – year-round!
- Mix it up. Pre-measure, mix and package a “master mix” plus recipes to use in a quick pinch! Your state University Cooperative Extension is the “master” source!