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Strolling of the Heifers — a Vermont farm and food advocacy non-profit organization — along with King Arthur Flour and Red Star Yeast, announce the national "Great American Bread Recipe Contest." Entries will be accepted now through May 18.

Amateur bakers of all ages can submit one original recipe for a yeasted bread that includes King Arthur Flour and Red Star Yeast online at www.strollingoftheheifers.com/contest or by mail (Strolling of the Heifers, 105 Partridge Road, E. Dummerston, VT 05346).

The website includes detailed rules and additional information.

Judges will evaluate how easily and consistently the recipe can be replicated by others; they will also take into consideration flavor, texture, appearance, shape, and originality. Up to 15 finalists will be selected. Winners do not have to provide actual loaves of bread and do not have to be present to win.

The Grand Prize winner will receive $1,000 cash, a $250 gift certificate to the King Arthur Flour Catalogue, plus a year's supply of both Red Star Yeast and King Arthur Flour.

"Strolling of the Heifers started as a small-town parade and then grew into a regional movement focused on sustainable agriculture, food systems, and economic sustainability," says Orly Munzing, Strolling of the Heifers Founder and Executive Director. "Now we're taking our movement national by announcing this recipe contest. We want to know who will 'rise' to the challenge."


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In this class, teens will continue to build confidence in the kitchen by making a delicious dessert: yogurt cheesecake. The creamy sweet cake will be paired with an easy winter compote. Tuesday, March 29, 4-5:30 p.m., in the Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom. Free, Registration required.

Contact the Brattleboro Co-op at 802-246-2821 or msbfc@sover.net.