In conjunction with local fairs, the LaPorte County Fair runs from July 9, 2017 - July 15, 2017.
In years past and present, there are many young women, and yes, men who take honors in food/baking categories at our local fairs.
In this issue, I would like to showcase Karen Horvath-Wulf, who was a 10-year member of the Hudson Township 4-H Club. She received “Honors” and a State Fair entry for this recipe.
Buttermilk Bran Muffins
4 ⅔ cup (equals to a ½ of a 20 oz. box) Raisin Bran
5 cups flour
3 cups sugar
5 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup oil
1 quart buttermilk
Combine dry ingredients. Beat eggs separately. Mix eggs, oil, and buttermilk together and combine well with the dry ingredients. Place the dough in prepared muffin tins. Bake for 15 minutes in a 375 degree oven. This recipe makes 5 dozen muffins.
Note: The muffins can be baked immediately after the above procedure; however, the flavor and texture improve after placing your mixture in the refrigerator overnight. In fact, the batter can be kept in the refrigerator for 2 weeks prior to baking. These muffins freeze and reheat very well.
This family favorite recipe came from the late Mary Alice Horvath, grandmother to Karen Horvath-Wulf. Thank you Karen!
Etc. — 4-H, from the mini 4-H years to when the 4-Her reaches the 10-year plateau, teaches young people many talents. They can participate and learn skills in so many projects from many well versed leaders in our local 4-H clubs. Friendships are derived and last forever in 4-H!
Our former governor and senator, Evan Bayh, whose father, the former Senator Birch Bayh, was a 4-H member in Vigo County, who then became active in the local Rural Youth Club, which was an extension of the 4-H, where he won county, district and state-wide public speaking contests.
It was there he met his wife, the late Marvella Bayh, at a state-wide public speaking contest. Senator Bayh attributes much of his success to his years in 4-H.