In order, I got participation for entering my Strawberry-Vanilla jam in the President's contest. I got second place for my Gram's biscuits. I call them 1-2-3-4 biscuits...it helps me remember the ingredients. I won third place for my Cherry jam and fourth place for my Strawberry-jalapeno jam. The honorable mention ribbon is for my Strawberry bread.
I entered a bunch of things, just for fun and I enjoyed reading the comment cards from the judges. From the comment cards, my Alabama Blueberry Bread wasn't quite done in the very center (I generally make mini loaves but for the fair they had to be large loaves so I wasn't as accurate on that one) but had it been it was a unique enough recipe that I'm sure it would have won. It WILL be back next year.
Gram's biscuits are amazingly easy, here's the recipe:
2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
3 tsp. baking powder
¼ cup cold butter
¾ cup milk.
Heat oven to 425 degrees.
Sift together flour, salt and baking powder.
Cut in cold butter with a pastry blender or two knives until mix resembles cornmeal.
Using a fork, stir in milk just until mixture pulls from side of bowl.
Turn out on lightly floured board.
Knead gently and minimally, touch as little as possible, just until it comes together.
Cut with biscuit cutter and place on ungreased sheet pan.
Bake for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown.
Notice 1=salt, 2 =flour, 3=baking powder and 4= 1/4+3/4 is 4/4....it's just how I remember the recipe. LOL
An even better part of the fair was sharing it with these littles:
They had to get a pic with my jams
One of my favorite pics from the fair, my son and grandkids.
In my next post, I'll share the recipe for the blueberry bread!