2014 Coolest Fourth – First Place Pie Recipe

2014 Coolest Fourth – First Place Pie Recipe

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Wendy Burrow’s prize winning Peach Sour Cream Pie was a huge success and she was kind enough to share the recipe. Try it for yourself and see why it received the top honor. Don’t forget to join us for next year’s contest and see which recipe earns the first prize. Maybe it will be yours!

Peach Sour Cream Pie

No-Fail Pie Dough
1 ¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour (6 ¼ ounces)
½ teaspoon table salt
1 tablespoon sugar
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter (¾ stick), cut into ¼ -inch slices
¼ cup chilled solid vegetable shortening, cut into 2 pieces
2 tablespoons vodka, cold
2 tablespoons cold water

1. Process ¾ cups flour, salt, and sugar together in food processor until combined, about 2 one-second pulses.

2. Add butter and shortening and process until homogenous dough just starts to collect in uneven clumps, about 10 seconds (dough will resemble cottage cheese curds with some very small pieces of butter remaining, but there should be no uncoated flour).

3. Scrape down sides and bottom of bowl with rubber spatula and redistribute dough evenly around processor blade.

4. Add remaining ½ cup flour and pulse until mixture is evenly distributed around bowl and mass of dough has been broken up, 4 to 6 quick pulses.

5. Empty mixture into medium bowl.

6. Sprinkle vodka and water over mixture.

7. With rubber spatula, use a folding motion to mix, pressing down on dough until dough is slightly tacky and sticks together.

8. Flatten dough into 4-inch disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 45 minutes or up to 2 days.

Peach Sour Cream Filling
¾ – 1 cup white sugar (Depending the sweetness of the peaches
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups sliced peaches, in large chunks
1 unbaked pie crust
⅓ cup white sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup butter, softened
¼ cup oats

1. Preheat oven to 400. Have a sheet pan in the oven preheating ( this prevents soggy crust)

2. Whisk together the ¾ to 1 cup sugar, 2 T flour, ¼ salt. Mix in sour cream, egg, vanilla, and peaches. Pour into an unbaked pie crust.

3. Put on preheated cookie sheet in oven. Bake for 12 minutes then lower temp to 350. Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until filling is set.

4. Remove pie and raise oven back to 400 degrees

5. Mix ⅓ cup sugar, cinnamon, oats, and butter together until crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the pie. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until top is golden brown.

Cool slightly and dig in.

Hope you enjoy it!

Food Pantry of Jeff Davis County Adds WALK to Wheels for Meals Event in October

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No Wheels? Use your Heels

Not a bicycle aficionado?  Don’t own a bicycle? The Food Pantry of Jeff Davis County is adding a charity walk, Heels for Meals, to its 6th annual charity bike ride, Wheels for Meals, taking place on Saturday, October 4, 2014.

Walkers will have the opportunity to walk 2, 4, 7 or 10 miles from the Food Pantry at 609 Compromise Street, taking the foot path through town, out to the county park and back, depending on the walker’s chosen distance goal. The walk was added, says Board President, Karen Shew, “to give people an opportunity to raise funds for the Food Pantry who may not ride a bicycle. Adding the walk also coincides with the Pantry’s new “Healthy Food, Healthy Lives” program that provides healthier food items to clients and emphasizes a healthier life style through exercise.”

Wheels for Meals started in 2009 as a way to raise crucial funds to purchase supplemental foods and school lunch foods for Jeff Davis County residents and build awareness about hunger and the Pantry’s work. Bicyclists also start at the Pantry and may ride 14, 28, 44 or 88 miles on scenic route Hwy 17, to Hwy 166, and proceeding to Valentine on 505 and Hwy 90. Wheels for Meals is a fully supported ride with two “pit stops” and lunch in Valentine. In 2013, the Pantry added the “Princess Tour” for less accomplished riders who are bussed to Bloys Camp and then ride downhill 17 miles to the Food Pantry.  All riders and walkers pay a registration fee and are required to raise $250.00 each, every dollar of which goes directly to support the Food Pantry’s services.

In the 2014 ride, the challenge is out to all riders to ride ALL THE WAY and become an official member of the “Crazy 88s”, and earn a special recognition. In the evening of the day of the ride, all riders, walkers, volunteers and official sponsors are invited to a celebratory cook-out where participants receive recognition for their accomplishments and gratitude from the Food Pantry’s board of directors.

To learn how to ride, walk, volunteer or become an official sponsor, see the Wheels & Heels for Meals page.

Wheels & Heels For Meals Poster

Wheels & Heels For Meals Poster


2014 Coolest Fourth Raffle Winners

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Companies from the tri-county area generously gave gift certificates to the annual Food Pantry raffle. Thirty-one lucky winners were announced Sunday, July 6th, at the Food Pantry of Jeff Davis County.

First prizes were two one hundred dollar gift certificates from Porter’s Thriftway which went to Jim Lynch and Lynda George.

Madge Lindsey won the $50 certificate from Stone Village Market.

Other prizes were from Big Bend Coffee won by Deb Billings; Brown Dog Garden won by Cindy Crawford; Cueva de Leon won by Fred Harmon; Davis Mountain Nut Company won by Noah Lynch; Dolce far Niente Texas won by Sally Stump; Fort Davis Drug Store won by Lulu Lopez; Herbert’s Caboose won by Missy Martin; Just Because won by Sherrill Easterling; El Patio won by Matthew Shetrone; two gift certificates from La Casita won by Garrick Stephens and Phillip Low; La Trattoria won by Juan Dominguez; Lupita’s won by Kathy Masterson; Maria Grub’s crocheted blankets went to Ruth Park and David Taylor; Mary Lou’s Café won by Frankie Estes; two Plaine certificates won by Clay Chisholm and Yolanda Belazi; Poco Mexico won by Mary Fenton; four Raspa certificates went to Maggie McCollum, Fonda Giardi, Toni Case and Cindy Meade; Reata won by Song McClesky; Robert Tyree’s leather bowl went to Jolanda Trussel; Star Date Café certificate went to Keisha Otoupal; Wok and Roll two certificates were won by Huey Rudy and Ezequiel Garcia and American Greetings went to N. Anderson.

The Food Pantry of Jeff Davis County is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides supplemental food with an emphasis on wholesome choices. It relies on private donations and grant contributions to purchase food.  All proceeds from the raffle ticket sales support the Food Pantry and its Patrons.

2014 Coolest Fourth Pie Contest Winners!

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The Food Pantry of Jeff Davis County had amazing entries for their pie contest held on Saturday morning, July 5. Wendy Burrow won first place with a peach sour cream pie.  Toni Case came in second with her cherry pie. Third place was shared by Mary Ann Jarrett with her pineapple coconut chess pie and Hannah Kirkpatrick’s savory entry, gluten free pizza pie. After the contest, individual pieces of the pies were sold as a fundraiser for the pantry.

Wendy Burrow

Wendy Burrow