4-H Special Foods Contest held June 7

4-H Special Foods Contest held June 7 The 2008 Clay/Yankton County 4-H Special Foods Contest was held Saturday, June 7 at Yankton High School. Participants in this contest had to plan a menu, prepare a dish, set the table, and be prepared to answer questions about food safety and nutrition. Two Clay County 4-H members participated in the contest. Erika Fallan of Vermillion received a blue ribbon with her â�?�?Summer Baked Fruit.â�? Kelsy Fallan, also of Vermillion, made â�?�?Absolute Mexican Cornbreadâ�? and received a blue ribbon as well. Try out these award winning recipes for yourself: Summer Baked Fruit by Erika Fallan â�?¢ 2/3 c apple, cored and roughly chopped â�?¢ 2/3 c peach, pitted and roughly chopped â�?¢ 2/3 c pear, cored and roughly chopped â�?¢ 2/3 c banana, sliced â�?¢ 2/3 c orange, segmented and halved â�?¢ 2 T unsweetened orange juice â�?¢ 1/2 tsp. cinnamon â�?¢ 3 T dried cranberries â�?¢ 1/4 c vanilla yogurt Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place all fruit in a shallow, ovenproof dish. Add the orange juice and toss to coat the fruit. Sprinkle the cinnamon over the top. Cover the dish with foil and bake in the oven, stirring occasionally, until the fruit is soft, or about 20 minutes. Remove the foil and crisp the surface of the fruit by baking another 15 minutes. Layer 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt and 1/2 cup fruit in a stemmed glass. Garnish with dried cranberries and enjoy! Absolute Mexican Cornbread by Kelsy Fallan â�?¢ 1/2 c butter, melted â�?¢ 1/3 c white sugar â�?¢ 4 eggs â�?¢ 2 c frozen corn â�?¢ 1- 8 oz. can chopped green Chile peppers, drained â�?¢ 1/2 c shredded Monterey Jack Cheese â�?¢ 1 small jar Pimentos â�?¢ 1 c milk â�?¢ 1/2 c shredded Cheddar Cheese â�?¢ 1 c whole wheat â�?¢ 1 c yellow cornmeal â�?¢ 1 tsp. baking powder â�?¢ 1/4 tsp salt Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish. In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Blend in milk, pimentos, corn, chilies, and cheeses. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to corn mixture; stir until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Garnish with pimentos.

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