King Arthur Flour Offers Free Traveling Baking Demos Nationwide

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America's oldest flour company will share tips and tricks this fall for easy home baking, from decadent cinnamon rolls to festive pies, at free local baking demos in New York, Texas, Ohio, and Pennsylvania during October and November.

With 219 years of experience behind them, the expert bakers at King Arthur Flour have plenty of advice - the one ingredient home bakers can't pull out of their pantries - to offer in their free demos, Sweet Yeast Bread, and Perfect Pies & Tarts.

Sweet Yeast Bread covers a basic yeast dough recipe and techniques, from ingredients and mixing, to shaping everything from cinnamon rolls to decorative braided loaves. In Perfect Pies & Tarts, attendees learn how to achieve the perfectly flaky pie crust, create a sweet and sturdy tart shell, and prepare delicious fillings. Each two-hour demo includes free recipes, coupons, and time to "talk baking" with the talented King Arthur staff - plus a chance to win some great baking-related door prizes!

Demos will be held as follows:

Class Days/Times October 1-4, 2009
New York
October 23-25, 2009
Texas
November 5-8, 2009
Ohio/Pennsylvania
Thursday
Sweet Yeast Bread: 12-2pm
Perfect Pies & Tarts: 7-9pm
October 1
Saratoga Springs, NY
Holiday Inn
(No Class) November 5
Independence, OH
Skyline Hotel Independence
Friday
Sweet Yeast Bread: 12-2pm
Perfect Pies & Tarts: 7-9pm
October 2
Schodack, NY
Birch Hill Catering
October 23
San Antonio, TX
Norris Conference Center
November 6
Akron, OH
Firestone Country Club
Saturday
Sweet Yeast Bread: 11am-1pm
Perfect Pies & Tarts: 3-5pm
October 3
Poughkeepsie, NY
Dutchess Country Club
October 24
San Antonio, TX
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa
(No Class)
Sunday
Sweet Yeast Bread: 11am-1pm
Perfect Pies & Tarts: 3-5pm
October
4 New York, NY
Hilton New York
October 25
Austin, TX
Embassy Suites Austin Central
November 8
Cranberry Township, PA
Pittsburgh Marriott North

The King Arthur Flour demos are a unique blend of baking science, tried and true tips, and culinary theater; traveling baking instructors explain and entertain, inform and inspire. Attendees walk away with just enough baking science to understand how ingredients function in a recipe and why certain techniques are important to successful baking, while sharing the joy and tradition of baking at home.

“We know from customers that many otherwise confident people suffer from 'baking anxiety,'” says National Outreach Program Manager Julie Christopher, “especially when it comes to pie crusts and baking with yeast. With a little baking knowledge, you can overcome your fear and experience the joy of baking and eating your own breads, pies, and more.” King Arthur Flour has helped thousands of bakers around the country to do just that through its traveling baking demos and other educational programs.

King Arthur Flour is proud to work with partners Red Star Yeast, and Argo and Kingsford's Corn Starch in presenting these classes around the nation and keeping them free for participants. For more information about these King Arthur Flour partners, visit redstaryeast.com and argostarch.com.

King Arthur Flour, America's oldest flour company, started in 1790 selling flour by the barrel off Long Wharf in Boston. Two hundred and nineteen years later, the company remains committed to producing high-quality, consistently performing, unbleached and unbromated flours milled from North American wheat. King Arthur Flour is one of the top-selling flour brands in the United States.

With more than one million bakers having participated in its workshops, seminars and classes, King Arthur Flour is the largest educator of home bakers in the world. The company, employee-owned since 1996, conducts fall and winter traveling baking demo tours reaching thousands of bakers each year; brings demonstrations to fourth- through seventh-grade students through its Life Skills Bread Baking Program®; offers a variety of classes at its Baking Education Center in Norwich, VT; and publishes The Baking Sheet, a full-color, bi-monthly newsletter of recipes and baking information.

King Arthur Flour offers more than 1,000 professional-grade baking tools and ingredients through its catalogue, at The Baker's Store in Norwich, and at kingarthurflour.com. Through its products, publications and national educational programs, King Arthur Flour continues to strive toward its mission: To be a creative and profitable company that's a product, information, and education resource for, and inspiration to, bakers worldwide.

For more information on King Arthur Flour's free baking classes, or for a copy of King Arthur Flour - the Baker's Catalogue, call 800.827.6836 or visit kingarthurflour.com.