The entry categories include cakes, candy, cookies, fancy nuts, pies, breads, appetizers and sugar free. Recipes beginning with mixes are welcomed. The judges are interested in taste, originality, texture, attractiveness and, of course, the use of pecans.
The registration time, 7:30 – 9:00 a.m., is early so you or a friend can bring your entries to the east side of the courthouse on your way to work or school.
The annual Pecan Food Show has been a San Saba County tradition since 1956. Sponsored by the San Saba Extension Education Clubs in cooperation with the City of San Saba, the competition is open to all men, women and youth residing in San Saba County.
The Champion and Reserve Champion of each division, Club, Non-Club, and Youth entries are bought by sponsors that help support this event each year. All other items will be available at the BAKE SALE following the judging. Sale items can be spoken for, but all entries remain on display at the courthouse through the lunch hour.
Besides awards, the names of the Champions and Reserve Champions will join those of the past 54 years in next year’s Pecan Food Show Championship Recipes. Sharing your recipe is optional. The 2010 edition of the cookbook is now available at SugarBaker’s, Sisters, Alamo Pecan & Coffee, Bagley Pecan, Gifts & More, Millican Pecan and Oliver Pecan.
If you would like to enter this year’s show, the rules are on page 4.
The rules are also at the county extension website. http://san-saba-co.tamu.edu/ under publications. If you have any questions, please call Carolyn McDowell at 372-3851 or 372-5416.
th annual Pecan Food show will be Friday morning, December 3rd at the San Saba County Courthouse. The Grand Champion in each division; Club, Non Club, and Youth will take home $100.00. The Reserve Champions will receive $50.00. There will be prizes for the first place winners in each category and drawings for great door prizes.