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National Flour Month


When is National Flour Month?

National Flour Month happens on Friday March 1, 2024.

National Flour Month: A March Full of Baking Adventures!

March is not just about welcoming spring; it’s also National Flour Month! This month-long celebration is a tribute to one of the most versatile and essential ingredients in our kitchens: flour. From unleashing your inner baker to exploring the vast world of flours, National Flour Month is the perfect time to dust off your apron and get baking!

The Flour Power:

Flour is the backbone of so many favorite dishes, from bread and pastries to sauces and coatings. It comes in many forms – wheat, almond, coconut, rye, and more, each bringing its unique qualities to our cooking.

Flour-Forward Recipes for Each Week of March:

  1. Week 1 – Bread Baking: Start the month with the basics. Try your hand at homemade bread – be it a rustic sourdough or a simple whole wheat loaf.
  2. Week 2 – Cake Creations: Sweeten things up by baking a cake. Experiment with different types of flour to see how they affect the texture and flavor.
  3. Week 3 – Pastry Week: Delve into pastries. From flaky croissants to savory quiches, the world of pastry is your oyster!
  4. Week 4 – Gluten-Free and Alternative Flours: Explore the realm of gluten-free and alternative flours. Bake a batch of almond flour cookies or coconut flour pancakes.

Fun Flour Activities:

  • Flour Art: Get creative with flour outside the kitchen. Flour can be a fantastic medium for art, perfect for a fun family activity.
  • Blind Baking Challenge: Host a blind baking challenge with friends or family. Pick a recipe, swap out the flour types, and guess the flour after tasting the final product.

The Science of Flour:

Use this month to learn about the science behind flour. How does gluten work? What makes cake flour different from bread flour? It’s a great opportunity to become a more knowledgeable baker.

Kids in the Kitchen:

Get the kids involved! Simple recipes like pancakes or no-knead bread are great for little bakers. It’s a fun way to teach them about measurements and mixing.

Flour Around the World:

Each week, try a recipe from a different part of the world. Italian pasta, Indian naan, Mexican tortillas – let flour guide your culinary exploration.

Baking for a Good Cause:

Share the joy of baking. Prepare some baked goods for a local shelter or community center, or organize a bake sale to raise funds for a cause close to your heart.

National Flour Month is a celebration of all things flour, encouraging both novice and seasoned bakers to explore the wonders of this staple ingredient. Whether you’re experimenting with new recipes, learning about the science of baking, or simply enjoying the pleasures of homemade bread and cakes, let’s make March a month of flour-filled delights!

When does National Flour Month happen next year?

National Flour Month will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Saturday March 1, 2025
  • Sunday March 1, 2026
  • Monday March 1, 2027
  • Wednesday March 1, 2028
  • Thursday March 1, 2029


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