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Bake and Take Contest – Enter Now


By Caren Assman, Communications Director

RE: Bake and Take Day, March 28, 2015

The South Dakota Wheat Commission annual “Bake and Take Day,” occurring this year on March 28, invites home bakers of all ages to slow down, relax and embrace community spirit by baking home-made goodies and sharing them with friends, neighbors or folks who may not be able to bake themselves.

And if you participate in Bake and Take Day, you just might win a prize. Contestants who write in to tell about their Bake and Take activity will be entered into a random drawing for $50 cash in one of four categories. Participants need to indicate a category — youth individual (4-17), youth group, adult individual (18 plus), or adult group – when submited.  If no category is indicated, the entry will be placed in the category that most fits the information provided. All eligible entries collected via e-mail and U.S. mail by April 15, 2014 will be included in the drawing.

“Bake and Take Day has a long tradition in South Dakota as an activity designed to educate consumers in the importance of home baking and wheat foods consumption,” says Caren Assman, Director of Communications for the South Dakota Wheat Commission (SDWC). “The personal visit to members of the community is as rewarding and important as the baked goods you take them.”

Send a summary of your activity to the South Dakota Wheat Commission, Box 549, Pierre, SD  57501 or e-mail the information to the SDWC at .  Include any community service aspects, and comments regarding how the activity strengthened the bonds between individuals.

Bake and Take Day participants may obtain free recipe pamphlets by sending their name, complete mailing address, and the number of recipe brochures needed by emailing .  Any one that bakes and takes a wheat product is eligible for the contest.

The featured recipe this year is “English Lemon Cookies”.  It is not necessary to use the recipes provided but if participants would like copies of the recipe to accompany their baked goods, please request copies at the South Dakota Wheat Commission.

English Lemon Cookies

¾ cup granulated sugar                         ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice

¼ cup non-fat vanilla or plain yogurt     1 ½ cups cake flour*

1egg or egg substitute                           ¼ teaspoon baking soda

2 ½ teaspoon cooking oil                       ½ teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon finely grated lemon peel      ½ teaspoon salt

*For all purpose flour use only 1 ¼ plus tablespoon.

In large bowl combine sugar, yogurt, egg, oil, lemon peel and lemon juice; stir until well blended  In small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Add to egg mixture; stir until well blended.

Spray cookie sheet with no-stick cooking spray.  Drop by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.  Bake at 375 degrees for 9 – 12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.  Cool one minute; remove from cookie sheets to wire cooling racks and cool completely.