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Desserts Kid-Tested Uncategorized

Harley’s Winning Red Velvet Cake

In the south, there is nothing more quintessentially “Southern” than a red velvet cake. Sadly, too many people think that any red colored is a red velvet cake.  It is not. A proper and true red velvet cake isn’t simply red; it MUST have buttermilk, cocoa powder and vinegar  A true red velvet cake will be …

Desserts Kid-Tested Uncategorized

Aunt Martha’s Carrot Cake…SOLD $600

As a cake judge at the county youth fair, I refuse to judge cakes made by my students, family members, or even friends of the family. I always taste them, but I never judge them.  As a judge, I’m sure that I could be objective.  I was trained by well respected judges and having judged for …

Desserts Kid-Tested Uncategorized

Ean’s Award Winning Cake…Chocolate-Peanut Butter Explosion

As previously mentioned today, boys should be taught to cook.  Boys should, not only be able to cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but they should also be able to prepare dessert. When Ean first decided that he wanted to bake a cake for 4-H, I asked him to decide the flavor and style.  Then, I …

Breads Kid-Tested Uncategorized

Looking for kid-friendly kitchen project? Try Bread-in-a-Bag

The first time I ever made bread, I was 8 years old.  My granny and I made a pineapple quick bread.  By the time I was 9 years old, I’d graduated from quick breads and learned to make yeast bread.  My aunt was the 4-H adviser in our community, and my granny had been a …

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