Don’t you just love walking through the bakery section of the supermarket? There’s nothing like the smell of fresh baked bread, or cake, or pies. Or come home after work, or after a stroll in the garden, and walk into the kitchen, where a pie is on the windowsill, cooling. Mmmmmm, delicious!
Well, it’s just about time to put on your apron, and start perfecting that cake recipe, or practicing rolling out the pie shell dough (something I’m terrible at), in preparation of the baking contests at the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo competitions.
There are all sorts of classes to enter: bread, muffins, loaves, cakes, tarts, cookies and squares. There are classes for baking with honey only (no sugar), or with an artificial sweetener, and even a class for gluten free baking.
Then, of course, there are the Division F classes. These have requirements of using very specific, name brand ingredients.
For more information on what is required in the recipes, and for a detailed list of all the specific categories, pick up your copy of the Fall Fair Catalog, or contact the Baking convenor Kim Fennell at 250-320-7689.
Don’t forget hall exhibit entries close on Friday, Aug. 24.