We have more than 25 foods and food preservations classes to enter locally. Most Foods classes require the use of a specific recipe. Go to our website (ces.ca.uky.edu/boyle/node/67) to find the recipes for each project level.
Youth may enter one project level per year. For example, beginning chefs (level A) can use the 4-H recipes to make brownies, granola bars, colossal cookies or muffins. Our catalog provides specific directions on the number of items and their presentation.
Level B participants can make a round chocolate layer cake, pretzels, biscuits, cheese straws or muffins. Again, the 4-H recipes must be used and a specific number of each item presented in a specific way is required.
More advanced youth in level C can make banana bread, tea ring bread, breadsticks, yeast rolls or a creative and nutritious snack. Level D participants can make an apple pie, baklava, apple cake, a catered dish, or brownies (two kinds: traditional and a healthier version).
Please contact us today for the recipes that must be used and for all the guidelines and specifications that apply to all foods division entries.
Another kitchen challenge lies in our food preservation division where youth can learn to freeze cookies, dry bananas, or can relish, salsa, green beans, or jelly. These classes also have specifications and instructions as to how to freeze, dry and can safely. Please contact us for all the information you need.
The 4-H foods projects help young people master basic kitchen skills. All foods entries should be made by the youth since August, 2009. Items purchased from someone else or created primarily by another person, including family members, are not eligible. We would expect younger 4-H'ers to have some help in learning to make these recipes, but the young person should have done the work.
For the full catalog of classes at 4-H Rally Days, contact us today. From photos to fossils, paintings to posters, leaf collections to leather crafts, extension cords to entomology projects, bird houses to bulletin boards, and wastebaskets to watermelons, we have got at least one class that every child can enter!
For more information about Rally Days or 4-H Foods projects, you can reach the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Service at (859) 236-4484 or ces.ca.uky.edu/boyle.
Kim Ragland is Boyle County extension agent for 4-H youth development.