Thursday, July 28, 2011
Summer Fair with Gen-X
It's time to celebrate the County Fairs of Summer with Gen X Quilters'
Summer Fair: A Quilt and Recipe Show! Be sure to visit here to enjoy all the entries.
This is a pattern from Red Rooster's free pattern web page. Called 'Country Cousins' I thought it was a wonderful representaion of country fairs.
I drew strictly from my scraps and stash. It is hand quilted and tied. My first yo-yo's here, too - for the bird house holes - first applique in the corner heart settings.
This was one of my earlier quilts - today I would do some 3-D with the aprons and some thread painting of the hair. But, my love of buttons shows in this quilt.
Even the chickens would have a little more whimsy if I did this quilt today. But I love them in their simplicity anyway.
And even from the beginning, I loved to piece my backs.
My favorite food at a country fair is the Fried Dough. But I would like to share my recipe for Funnel Cakes that can be made at home.
1 1/4 cup allpurpose flour
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup milk
Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Add eggs and milk. Beat mixture until smooth. Heat 1/4 inch vegetable oil to 375°F in a skillet.
Cover bottom opening of a funnel with your finger. A funnel with at least a 3/8 inch opening works best. Pour 1/4 cup batter into funnel. Hold the funnel over the center of the skillet. Remove finger from funnel end to release the batter into the hot oil. Move funnel in a slow circular motion to form a spiral or other design (option - use a gravy boat to pour batter). Fry two minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar or cinnamon and sugar. Or serve hot with syrup or fruit.
Or how about some fun Funnel Stix - can control the amount of calories and the kids just love them.
Or, turn them into a fancy dessert for a special dinner or picnic fair.
Thank you for joining me and please go visit the other entries in the Gen-X Summer Fair event.