Traditional Shortening Used In State Fair Winning Cookies
August 15, 2018
Brian Keul of West Des Moines won first place and a $30 cash award in the Make It with Lard competition, judged Tuesday at the 2018 Iowa State Fair.
Diane Rauh of Des Moines claimed second place and $20. Sue Baty of Des Moines earned third place and $10.
Judges also awarded Honorable Mention to Robin Tarbell-Thomas of Centerville.
Entrants were challenged to create an award worthy cookie that use lard as the only shortening used in the recipe.
Entries were judged on taste, texture, appearance and best use of lard.
The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 171 divisions, 727 classes and over 9,574 entries at this year’s Fair. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Blue Bunny Ice Cream.
Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa’s greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. Nothing Compares to State Fair Moments, August 9-19, 2018. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.