A Tradition since 1924...
94th Annual Charles County Fair                            September 14-17, 2017                                              La Plata, Maryland
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Department K - Baked Goods
Superintendent Mrs. Louise Abell Pat Bellman Junior Department Mrs. Nancy Elrod Mrs. June Scott Entries will be received on Wednesday, September 14th from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. One Best of Show (Ribbon Only) will be awarded in Sections 1 and 2, Sections 3 and 4, Section 5, Sections 6 - 8, and Section 9 - 14 Juniors. This department is displayed in the P. D. Brown Building (Home Arts) in the Greens area.
Section 1 – Yeast Breads                 1st $5.00; 2nd $4.00; 3rd $3.00; 4th $2.00; 5th $1.00 1.   Loaf, white 5.  Wheat Bread 2.   Rolls, plate of 6 6.  Machine Bread 3.   Swedish Tea Ring 7, Any other item 4.   Sweet Buns BREADS AND ROLLS - SCORE CARD APPEARANCE: Rounded top, straight sides, smooth crust, even golden brown color, well proportioned. TEXTURE: Tender, crisp thin crust, light elastic crumb, creamy in color. FLAVOR: Delicate, sweet, nut-like flavor. Section 2 - Quick Breads (No Paper Liners for Muffins)               1st $4.00; 2nd $3.00; 3rd $2.00 1. Baking Powder Biscuits (6) 6. Fruit Bread 2. Muffins, plain (6) 7. Pumpkin Bread 3. Muffins, fruit (6) 8. Zucchini Bread 4. Coffee/Tea Ring (no icing) 9. Corn Bread 5. Banana Bread 10. Any other item Section 3 – Cakes with icing 1st 2nd 3rd 1. Devils Food – Chocolate 8.00 7.00 6.00 2. Devils Food – White 8.00 7.00 6.00 3. Yellow Cake – Chocolate 8.00 7.00 6.00 4. Yellow Cake – Coconut 8.00 7.00 6.00 5. Yellow Cake – Other 8.00 7.00 6.00 6. White Cake – Coconut 8.00 7.00 6.00 7. German Chocolate – German chocolate icing 8.00 7.00 6.00 8. Apple Cake 8.00 7.00 6.00 9. Carrot Cake 8.00 7.00 6.00 10. Cake Mix – with added ingredients (bring recipe) 8.00 7.00 6.00 11. Any other cake 8.00 7.00 6.00 12. Cup Cakes (6) – (NO paper liners please) 4.00 3.00 2.00       White icings to be boiled syrup or confectioners sugar   Section 4 –Cakes without Icing 1. Angel Food Cake 8.00 7.00 6.00 2. Pound Cake – Yellow 8.00 7.00 6.00 3. Pound Cake – other 8.00 7.00 6.00 4. Fruit Cake 8.00 7.00 6.00 5. Apple 7.00 6.00 5.00 6. Applesauce 7.00 6.00 5.00 7. Carrot 7.00 6.00 5.00 8. Spice 7.00 6.00 5.00 9. Cake Mix – with added ingredients (bring recipe) 7.00 6.00 5.00 10. Any other cake 7.00 6.00 5.00 11. Cup Cakes (6) – (NO paper liners please) 4.00 3.00 2.00 Section 5 – Cakes, Decorated 1. Tiered Wedding Cake (3 or more tiers) 20.00 15.00 12.00 2. Layer Cake 8.00 7.00 6.00 3. Sheet Cake 7.00 6.00 5.00 4. Novelty/Special Occasion for Adult 7.00 6.00 5.00 5. Novelty/Special Occasion for Child 7.00 6.00 5.00 6. Cup Cakes (6) – (NO paper liners please) 5.00 4.00 3.00 7. Candy (4 pieces) 5.00 4.00 3.00 8. Gingerbread House 7.00 6.00 5.00 Cakes - Score Card Appearance: Medium size – if layers, uniform size. Light in weight, straight sides, free from cracks, peaks, and bulges.  Top, level of rounded according to cake. FLAVOR: Pleasing, no decided egg, shortening or flavoring taste. TEXTURE: Tender small grained, moist and fluffy, light Section 6 – Cookies (6 to a plate)            1st $5.00; 2nd $4.00; 3rd $3.00; 4th $2.00; 5th $1.00 1. Bar 9. Refrigerator 2. Brownies 10. Rolled 3. Chocolate Chip 11. Unbaked 4. Drop, crisp 12. Peanut Butter 5. Hand Shaped 13. Any other cookie 6. Macaroons 14. Best Collection – Box of 24 7. Meringue Type        At least 6 of above varieties. 8. Pressed        May be colored, decorated or           with nuts, etc., added        1st $5.00, 2nd $4.00, 3rd $3.00 Cookies - Score Card Appearance: Uniform size, not too large, evenly browned. FLAVOR: No off-flavor of fat, soda, baking powder, etc. TEXTURE: Fine grain, uniform, tender, crisp or soft, according to type. Section 7 – Homemade Candy (1/2 lb. sample)       1st $5.00, 2nd $4.00, 3rd $3.00 1. Caramels 2. Fudge, chocolate 3. Fudge, peanut butter 4. Any other candy CANDY - SCORE CARD TEXTURE: Moist and creamy or brittle and melts in your mouth; free from crystals, stickiness or hardness. FLAVOR:  Delicate flavor suitable to type of candy. APPEARANCE: Uniform shape and size, bit-size pieces, natural color or delicate artificial color used. Section 8 – PIES                                                                               1st $6.00; 2nd $5.00; 3rd $4.00   1. Peach 5.  Mince 2. Apple 6.  Pumpkin 3. Berry 7.  Other 4. Cherry 8.  Pie Shell (empty) 1st $4.00; 2nd $3.00; 3rd $2.00        NO MERINGUE OR CUSTARD PIES, PLEASE!                                 PIES - SCORE CARD      APPEARANCE: Top browned evenly, where applicable. TEXTURE: Crust flaky & tender, bottom done. Filling firm to serve well. FLAVOR: Pleasing, no foreign taste in crust. Filling done and tasty.   JUNIOR BAKING & CANDY 16 Years and Under Juniors may not enter same item in 4-H and junior section. Brothers or sisters, do not enter same items. It is suggested that exhibits in this section be entered on a stiff cardboard or paper plates and placed in a ziplock bag where appropriate. Anything that will not fit into a bag then please have covered with saran wrap or plastic film to retain freshness until judged. Do not wrap item while still warm. Please read basis of judging.   Section 9 - BREADS (6 on a plate)                                        1st $4.00; 2nd $3.00; 3rd $2.00, 4th $1.00   1. Biscuits, Plain 4. Loaf or rolls, yeast 7. Zucchini Bread 10. Machine Bread 2. Muffins, plain   5. Muffins, Fancy                      8. Corn Muffins 11. Other Bread 3. Loaf, quick bread 6. Banana Bread 9. Muffins, Fruit 12. Biscuits, other   Section 10- COOKIES (6 on a plate)                                                  1st $4.00; 2nd $3.00; 3rd $2.00   1. Bar, Plain 5. Pressed (with fork or cookie press)     9. Peanut Butter 2. Brownies. any flavor 6. Refrigerator        10. Bar, Fruit & Nut 3. Chocolate Chip                 7. Unbaked                                      11. Peanut Butter, Other 4. Drop, crisp 8. Hand Shaped  12. M & M Cookies   13. Any Other Cookies   Section 11- CAKES WITH ICING (All Cakes must be accompanied with a recipe. Soft Icings - Please use tooth pick or equivalent, to hold plastic off product.)   1. Devils Food, any icing $6.00 $5.00 $4.00 2. Yellow Cake, any icing $6.00 $5.00 $4.00 3. Decorated (all decorations edible) $6.00 $5.00 $4.00 4. Cake Mix, with added ingredients $6.00 $5.00 $4.00 5. Apple or carrot cake  $6.00 $5.00 $4.00 6. Cup Cakes (6) - (No Paper Liners Please) $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 7. Cup Cakes, decorated - (No Paper Liners Please) $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 8. Any Other Cake $6.00 $5.00 $4.00 9.  Novelty/Special Occasion $6.00 $5.00 $4.00   Section 12 - CAKES WITHOUT ICING 1.  Angel, pound, etc $6.00 $5.00 $4.00 2.  Apple, carrot, etc $5.00 $4.00 $3.00 3. Cake mix, with added ingredients - bring recipe $5.00 $4.00 $3.00 4.  Any other cake $5.00 $4.00 $3.00 5.  Cup cakes - (No Paper Liners Please) $4.00 $3.00 $2.00 Section 13 - HOMEMADE CANDY (6 pieces of candy)          1st $4.00; 2nd $3.00; 3rd $2.00 1. Caramels  4. Fudge, peanut butter 6. Peanut Brittle 2. Fudge, Chocolate 5. Candies from molds 7. Any other candy 3. Fudge, Chocolate, Nuts    Section 14 - PIES (All pies must have a pie crust)           1st $5.00; 2nd $4.00; 3rd $3.00 1. Apple   4. Berry 2. Cherry            5. Any other pie                      3. Pumpkin       
 Department L - Food Preservation
Department J - Herbs
Important Information  It is suggested that exhibits in this section be entered on stiff cardboard or paper plates  and covered with saran or plastic film to retain freshness until judged.   Please read basis for judging.   Do not wrap while warm.   No item needing refrigeration or containing cream cheese will be accepted. Online Entries Online Entries
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