If you give a baker Baking with Friends, www.hombaking.org then they’ll want to:
- …read more books about bakers! Wrap in a baker’s apron a copy ofLarissa’s Breadbook: Ten Incredible Southern Women and Their Stories of Courage, Adventure, and Discovery, by Lorraine Johnson-Coleman.
- …learn about food and cultures from all over the world with The Cultured Chef: An International Cookbook for Kids by children’s author Nicholas Beatty Include a real set of oven mitts or the “better spatula”
- …try a gourmet baker’s mix
- …bake with “real deal” baking tools. Truly helpful are a bench knife, baker’s bowl scraper (www.homebaking.org), standardized stainless steel measuring spoons and cups, crepe or baking pans, wire cooling racks and a cookie scoop! A great member source can be found here.
- …explore the very real science of baking and how recipes are tested and problems solved. Gift the baker with a food thermometer and digital electronic scale and a card directing them to our member’s test kitchens here. HBA’s Baking Lab Manual and Alton Brown’s I’m Just Here for More Food: Food x Mixing + Heat = Baking are great for teens!
- …give gifts of their baking. Provide a gift “kit” of labels, recipe cards and baking bags to “bake and take” their specialties. Include ingredients! Butter, flour, sugars. Download recipes, gift labels here:
- …make a difference and have a bake sale for No Kid Hungry! Website
Enjoy baking for all and may the benefits be returned in a baker’s dozen ways!