Latest Baking News

Catholic school students bake cookies to give prisoners hope

Nov. 20, 2022 01:11 AM EST

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — Something as simple as giving a prisoner an oatmeal raisin cookie with sprinkles is one way an Aiken school is showing God’s love and mercy to those looking for hope. As a way to teach children the importance of giving back, students at St. Mary Help of...

Sweet potato pie makes an easy, pretty Thanksgiving dessert

Nov. 15, 2022 09:09 AM EST

In some areas of the country, especially the South, sweet potatoes make regular appearances at the end of the meal, yet for many of us elsewhere, it’s a surprise to encounter them in dessert form. But they are called sweet potatoes for a reason! This comforting,...

Designer ready for high court fight on excluding gay couples

Nov. 08, 2022 00:55 AM EST

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A Christian web designer who contends her religious beliefs prevent her from making wedding websites for gay couples said Monday that her legal battle in the U.S. Supreme Court next month is about protecting everyone’s right to free speech. Lorie Smith...

Judge rules for California baker over same-sex wedding cake

Oct. 23, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A California judge has ruled in favor of a bakery owner who refused to make wedding cakes for a same-sex couple because it violated her Christian beliefs. The state Department of Fair Housing and Employment had sued Tastries Bakery in Bakersfield, arguing...

Colorado baker fighting ruling over gender transition cake

Oct. 05, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado baker who won a partial Supreme Court victory after refusing on religious grounds to make a gay couple's wedding cake a decade ago is challenging a separate ruling he violated the state's anti-discrimination law by refusing to make a cake celebrating a gender...

AP PHOTOS: Ukraine bakery supplies bread for the front lines

Oct. 02, 2022 02:56 AM EDT

KOSTIANTYNIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Seemingly abandoned during the day, the damaged factory building in eastern Ukraine comes to life at night, when the smell of fresh bread emanates from its broken windows. It’s one of two large-scale bakeries left in operation in the Ukrainian-held...

Renowned author Joan Didion honored by hundreds at memorial

Sep. 21, 2022 22:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Didion's precision with words extended even to ones she would never live to hear, such as those used during a small, private service this spring at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. “She left very clear directions about what she wanted to happen at that...