Outside of Lahey’s no-knead bread, I simply don’t bake. Too many rules, too much precision, too little room for error. I like to wing it in the kitchen – a recipe for disaster when it comes to baking. End result: I’ve never made a single pie. I do like to eat pie, however, and the First Lady’s Pie Contest at the State Fair on August 19th will be a good place to hang out for anyone else who feels the same way.
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Peaches, blackberries, apples, blueberries, strawberries and rhubarb, oh my! There’s never a bad time to bake a pie. And if you need an extra incentive, Missouri First Lady Georganne Nixon’s pie contest is just around the corner.
Amateur bakers across Missouri are digging up their favorite recipes to bake some memories at the First Lady’s Pie Contest, Aug. 19 at the Missouri State Fair. And you can bake some memories too! The contest deadline has been extended to Aug. 12 giving bakers even more time to gather their favorite recipes and gear up for the competition.
The First Lady’s Pie Contest is open to all amateur bakers and will be held Thurs., Aug. 19 at the Home Economics Building on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. You can enter by simply submitting your recipe and official Missouri State Fair entry form no later than Aug. 12. Pies in two categories, soft pies (custard/cream) and fruit pies, will be awarded cash prizes of up to $150. The Best of Show will receive $150.
For more information or to obtain an official entry form, visit MoStateFair.com.