April Is for Baking 2022

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April is for Baking

Soft Pretzel Month begins when you bake Bread With A Twist. You can use whole wheat flour in the place of self-rising flour for more of a whole grain pretzel.

pretzels in a basket

Mini, Salted Caramel, Cinnamon Sugar, Pesto, Parmesan, and Cheddar Jalapeno are other pretzel flavors you can explore. Find more recipe ideas! Visit Red Star yeast Soft Pretzel recipes.

Baking Hack: View how to make soft pretzels

April 14  – Gardening Baking Day

❖ The Veggie Waffle is simply the best start this week’s end.

❖ Spring rains have asparagus popping up willy-nilly for a Spring Tonic Quiche .

❖ Baker Bettie shares her tips on how to make pie crust for all your garden fresh


April 15  – Go Bananas

Banana Cupcakes recipe for starters at the Eat Wheat website

❖ Native black walnuts put pizzazz in Banana Bread

April 25 – Zucchini Bread Day

Garden Harvest Zucchini Bread will be a new favorite. Less oil, more flavor!

Baking Hack: Fresh is best, but in a pinch, 1 Tablespoon fresh herbs may be substituted with ½ to 1 teaspoon of the same herb, dried.

Check Out the Upcoming Programs

Be Sure to Register.

April 18, 2022 – Let’s Make Chilli Cooking Class

Let’s make Chilli! Join us Monday, April 18, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. and we will explore various types of chillis. The program will be conducted at the Franklinton Senior Center, 602 East Mason Street in Franklinton. Cost: $20 per Person.

For more information or questions about the class, contact: Dominque Simon, Family and Consumer Science Agent, 919-496-3344, dominque_simon@ncsu.edu.

Chille Feast Flyer with date, time, cost, location

May-Mediterranean Diet Month

Interested in Eating the Mediterranean Way, but not sure where to start?

The Med Instead of Meds class series will help you Go Med by exploring seven simple steps to eating the Med Way. Learn Med tips, life hacks, and recipes that will help you eat the Med Way every day.

The class will be conducted once-a-week for six weeks, from 12-1 p.m., at N.C. Cooperative Extension -Franklin County Center,103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, in the annex meeting room. The class dates are as follows: Tuesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and Monday, June 6, 2022. The cost is $10 per person.

For more information or questions about the program, contact: Dominque Simon, Family and Consumer Science Agent, 919-496-3344, dominque_simon@ncsu.edu.

Med Instead of Meds informational flyer, with dates, time, registration info