Monday, August 4, 2014

The LAST recipe post!

Wondering. .
Has ANYONE made any of our fair entry recipes yet???
If you have. .
What did you think??
If you haven't. .
WHAT are you waiting for??
This one. .
Took some sketches and food. .
Making plenty of recipes multiple times before everything went the way they should have!!
I forgot to mention that Grant had to remake his bread for the fair after I got home for work because it was so ugly!
Tristan made his dough THREE times that day. .
The first time he called me like at 10:00 am and told me he was throwing it out cause it looked "funny." The next batch had a huge crack on the side of both loaves like he had put the seam on the side (which he ASSURED me. .I DIDN'T MOM!) The third batch netted two aweome looking loaves of Buttermilk Honey bread. .and a state fair blue (purple)ribbon.
This cake though. .
He made by himself. .
And took home 1st place in his level of competition. .
And 2nd place over all the food entries in the 4-H division.
Which meant. .
That he got to look all studly. .
selling it at the livestock auction for many bucks!!!
And because he kept having issues as he baked it again for the auction. .
Uncle Nick got to have a thick slab of that Blueberry Angel Food cake that looked ugly.
He agreed that it was great!
So. .
it seems that three boys will be working hard some Thursday evening in September. .
preparing food to go on for judging at the State Fair. .
Now. .
If we can just make it through record books!
Have a great day!
Blueberry Angel Food Cake
 1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
1 cup sifted cake flour
12 large egg whites (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
2 tbsp sifted cake flour
1 tbsp grated lemon rind
1 cup powdered sugar
3 Tbsp lemon juice
Sift together 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup flour. In a large bowl, beat egg whites with a mixer at high speed until foamy. Add cream of tartar and salt; beat until soft peaks form. Add 1 cup sugar, 2 tbsp at a time, beating until stiff peaks form.  Sift flour mixture over egg white mixture, 1/4 cup at a time. Fold in. Fold in vanilla and blueberries. combine 2 tbsp flour and lemon rind and toss to coat. sprinkle over egg white mixture and fold in. Spoon batter into an ungreased 10 inch tube pan, spreading evenly. Break air pockets by cutting through the batter with a knife. Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Invert pan and cool completely. Loosen the cake from sides of pan using a narrow metal spatula or butter knife. Invert cake onto plate.
Combine powdered sugar and lemon juice in small bowl; drizzle over the cooled cake.
Serve with a smile!


  1. Yum!!! Can't wait to try this one!! I have Camis muffins tagged to try soon...will be hoarding fast breakfast food in the freezer for quick school breakfasts. Can't believe its that time again!!

  2. I haven't tried ANY of the recipes, but that's because of our diet restrictions. But, I HAVE drooled endlessly and even tore out some of my hair wanting those goodies. You have some very talented kids, girlie! If I EVER get to eat treats again---I'll be trying ALL of these.
    Have a wonderful day, Melanie

  3. Well, it's always good when you can eat the mistakes, right? I have not made any of the recipes yet, but it's really too hot to bake anything right now. I have some in my "to make" folder for the future.