Thursday, January 19

King Arthur Flour Sponsors 2012 Sweet Victory Challenge

King Arthur Flour Sponsors
2012 Sweet Victory Challenge
at National Maple Syrup Festival

*** News Release ***
January 17, 2012 – Norwich, Vt. – Amateur home cooks and bakers nationwide will have an opportunity to showcase their best recipes using maple syrup at this year’s Sweet Victory Challenge, sponsored by King Arthur Flour, at the National Maple Syrup Festival in Medora, Ind.

The competition is open to adults (18 and over) and youths (17 and under) with original recipes in one of three categories: Savory (Main Dish), Dessert, and Breakfast. Each recipe must include both King Arthur Flour and 100% pure maple syrup.

A panel of judges will select five finalists in each division/category based on creativity, appetizing description, ease of preparation, and appropriate use of the required products. On the competition days –March 3 for the youth division, and March 10 for the adult division – local volunteers and culinary school students will prepare each dish for final judging.

The grand prize for each category in the adult division is a KitchenAid mixer and a customized Indiana Artisan ceramic pitcher; second prize will also receive a customized pitcher.

In the youth division, first prize in each category is a $250 U.S. Savings Bond; second prize is a $100 U.S. Savings Bond. Each finalist will also receive a gift basket from King Arthur Flour.

The National Maple Syrup Festival is an annual event created to celebrate maple-sugaring season and the coming of spring. Hosted each year by Burton’s Maplewood Farm in Medora, Ind., the festival includes demonstrations, entertainment, food, and maple syrup from every maple-syrup producing state in the country. Net proceeds from the festival go to Camp About Face, an organization designed to benefit youth, ages 8-18, with craniofacial anomalies. For details, visit nationalmaplesyrupfestival.com.

King Arthur Flour is America’s oldest flour company and premier baking resource, offering ingredients, mixes, tools, recipes, educational opportunities, and inspiration to bakers worldwide. More information is available at kingarthurflour.com.

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer, performing arts and restaurant critic. Catch her as Indy’s Arts & Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC, and follow her on Twitter @GottaGO and Facebook. Gotta Go is published in the following newspapers: South Sider Voice, Indiana Weekender, New Palestine Reporter, Pendleton Times Reporter and Fortville-McCordsville Reporter.

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