The Quay County Extension Service is hosting a Pecan Bake Off on Dec. 9 to show off Quay County’s Pecan Industry.
County Extension Agent Brenda Bishop, said the contest will be held at the extension office located in the Terry Turner Building at 216 E Center St.
Bishop said to enter the contest, you will need to bring a baked item or items to the extension office on Dec. 9 between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Categories include: Breads, candy, pies, cookies, cakes and miscellaneous. Youth under 18 will be judged separately from adults.
Pecans must be used in the recipe. Bring the entire recipe so there will be enough for the people’s choice.
Bring baked goods on a disposable plate covered in plastic wrap. Items cannot require heat or refrigeration to be stored or served.
Bishop said bring a copy of the complete recipe, winning recipes will be published. She said there will be awards for each category and the judges will select the Best of Show.
Products will be judged at 11 a.m., and winners will be announced after the people’s choice tasting will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by and have a taste, then vote for your favorite goodie.
"Don’t forget the creative craft using pecans category," Bishop said. "Put your imagination caps on and see what you can create. We have had everything
from a broach to a nut bowl."
For more information or a complete set of rules contact Brenda Bishop at the Quay County Extension Office at 461-0562. Entry forms are available
on line at http://quayextension.nmsu.edu