It’s National Homemade Bread Making Day! How Can You Celebrate?
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During the holiday season, does your family like to bake together? Do you make family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation? Today is National Homemade Bread Making Day, so why not make some homemade bread for a gathering or gift to a neighbor this season? National Homemade Bread Making Day has been celebrated since the 1980s and was founded to encourage families to enjoy making homemade bread.
Have you ever wondered about the science behind baking bread? The 4-H Program offers a curriculum that focuses on the secrets of baking and answers that very question. In the first lesson of the What’s On Your Plate Unit 1 book, readers learn about gluten, leavening agents, and different types of batters.
While making delicious goodies like muffins, participants will act as scientists by observing the appearance of the batter while mixing up the ingredients. By doing these experiments, students learn about the science of batter and baking in a fun way. You could even choose recipes using different types of ingredients like flour and compare how the mixture turns out.
If you are interested in learning a new recipe, the National 4-H website has a cookbook called the Fresh Chefs Cookbook and it has a recipe to make zucchini bread. Click this link to watch a video showing how to make the recipe yourself. I have made this recipe a few times and it is one of my favorites. I mix it up a little bit and add chocolate chips to mine and if there is any leftover batter, I turn them into zucchini muffins. This holiday season, I encourage you to gather your family in the kitchen and make some homemade bread together. It will be a nice way to celebrate National Homemade Bread Making Day. Don’t forget to use #HomemadeBreadDay if you share your recipe on social media!