by Stephanie McKennon, 4-H Program Assistant
The Kingman County 4-H Program will be sending 31 food products to the Kansas State Fair next month in the hopes of earning the coveted Purple Ribbon! Everything from cakes to traditional lefse recipes will be representing local youth in the yearly foods judging competition.
All the excitement for young 4-H bakers begins the night of September 6th as flour clouds rise in kitchens in Norwich, Kingman, Cunningham, and Cheney. By 8 a.m. on Friday, September 7th the food along with all the other 4-H projects will be loaded up in the Extension van and hauled up by staff to Hutchinson to the fairgrounds. Judging begins later Friday morning and by early evening the results will be posted online.
Kingman County 4-H Championship Recipes are now available for the public to try. Check them out at www.kingman.ksu.edu! They can be found under the Family and Consumer Science Recipe Page for download. Featured are the following great treats: Frosted Ginger-Ale Cake, Grand Champion, by Seth Krehbiel of Whispering Willow 4-H; Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, Reserve Grand Champion, by Dylan Laughery of Norwich Boosters; Pumpkin Muffins, a Grand Champion modified recipe, by Paige DeWeese of the Cunningham 4-H Club; Candied Orange Chocolate Cake, Reserve Grand Champion, by Hayley Belt of Whispering Willow 4-H; Aunt Charlotte’s Lefse Recipe, Grand Champion, by Aubrie Harris of Norwich Boosters; Almond Brickle Coffee Cake, Reserve Grand Champion, by Allison DeWeese of Whispering Willow 4-H; Triple Layer Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake, Grand Champion, by Conor Hamilton of Cunningham 4-H; and Whole Wheat Rolls, Reserve Grand Champion, by Ali Flickner, Hawk 4-H. You can also get a copy of this recipe booklet by stopping by the Kingman County Extension Office at 125 N. Spruce, Kingman or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org for an electronic version.
The Kansas State Fair runs from September 7-16 in Hutchinson. For more details on events and results visit www.kansasstatefair.com.