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Peggy Fischer wins again

Peggy Fischer shows one of her desserts in the kitchen of her St. Johnsbury home. (Vermont Catholic file photo/Cori Fugere Urban) Peggy Fischer shows one of her desserts in the kitchen of her St. Johnsbury home.
Good Shepherd Catholic School prize-winning baker and cook, Peggy Fischer of St. Johnsbury, has tasted victory again, this time winning $10,000 from the "Pizza Time" episode of "Chopped Junior” that aired Jan. 31 on the Food Network.
 
“It’s really cool,” she said. “It makes me want to keep competing.”
 
Peggy, a sixth grader at the St. Johnsbury Catholic school, was one of 20 children selected to try out in 2015, then chosen to be on “Kids Baking Championship” filmed in Los Angeles. She did not make it to the final three for the finale; she was eliminated in episode seven.
 
Last year she won $10,000 on a “Kids Baking Championship” Halloween special.
 
On “Chopped Junior,” filmed late last fall in New York, she had to create three pizza courses. The appetizer was a sausage and mushroom pizza with Romesco sauce on an English muffin and the entrée was chicken masala flatbread with Tzatziki dip. For dessert, she made Gjetost glazed pizza doughnuts with clementine and raspberry mousse.
 
Contestants had to use ingredients provided in a basket but could supplement with other ingredients.
 
The daughter of Svetlana and Stephen Fischer, Peggy credits her mother as her inspiration and said the Good Shepherd School community has been “very supportive.”
 
Peggy enjoys cooking and baking because it is “very satisfying…and like a stress reliever,” she said. “And I love eating, so that’s a plus.”
 
She’s saving her cooking show winnings for college, and keeping her eye out for other competitions.
 
Last modified onTuesday, 07 February 2017 18:20
Cori Fugere Urban

Cori Urban is a longtime writer for the communications efforts of the Diocese of Burlington and former editor of The Vermont Catholic Tribune.

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