Clover Cookers learn about bread making

The new 4-H youth cooking club, the Clover Cookers, explored the magic involved in bread making Saturday, Dec. 16 when they made bread in a bag. All ingredients were combined and then members watched the magic happen ? yeast + sugar = bubbles + rising = yummy bread.

This new specialty club meets every other month on a Saturday afternoon. Each two-hour meeting will explore the tasty fun of the kitchen through new recipes while including the important topics of basic food and kitchen safety, healthy recipe substitutes, snacks on the go, meal planning and serving etiquette. Plans include preparing and serving a family meal, outdoor cooking adventures and helping other youth groups. This club will allow participants to further develop the life skills of team work, planning, math, reading and more, all in the kitchen.

Participants included: Kelsi Cerny, Tess Berdo, Emily Rinner, Quintin Garibay, Ryann Dolan, Aliana Safly, Luaren Lukavsky, Rowan Ross, Isabelle Duvall, and volunteers Sandy Pacha, Averi Kron, Grace Hiller and lead instructor Ruchel Hiller.

Please contact the Washington County Extension Office, 319-653-4811 or, with any questions about the Clover Cookers Club or how to get involved with Washington County 4-H as an adult volunteer. Follow ?Washington County 4-H ? Iowa? on Facebook for 4-H events and other youth programs in Washington County.