First of all, thank you to all who took the time to vote for their favourite photos in my previous post. The judges decision will be revealed later in this post...
As some may remember, last year I won the points cup for the industrial section of our local agricultural show. This year I was in two minds as to whether or not I should defend my title. Could I be bothered? Well, as the day drew nearer and others started discussing their entries I found myself once again embroiled!
here's a link to the recipe on Gillian's lovely blog. It's basically the recipe I used too, though I used just granulated sugar, left the rhubarb+vanilla+sugar mix to infuse overnight and added the juice of a lemon before starting the boiling. It's absolutely delicious I have to say! One jar was put in for the show...
I hurriedly gathered up my entries and prizes before we left again in the rain...
For my own benefit, here's a summary of this years entries and results...
Scones - 1st
Meringues - unplaced
Choc cake - unplaced
Tray bake (peppermint slice) - unplaced
Tablet - 1st
Muffins (banana) - 3rd
Empire biscuits - unplaced
Fruit loaf - unplaced
Jam - rhubarb & vanilla 1st, rhubarb & ginger highly commended
Jelly - mixed summer fruit 1st, bramble 3rd
Soup (parsnip & tarragon) - 1st
Wrapped parcel - 2nd
Other craft - bird 3rd, blanket ?
Photos (lanscape/flora) - unplaced
Photos (peaple/animals) - 1st & 2nd.
As far as I'm concerned, my scones & choc cake were the same as last year, but got opposite results! Last year choc cake got 1st & scones were unplaced.
I'm not going to do empire bicuits again. They take far too long to make and I never do well though I don't know why. I also find them a little too sweet now.
And, I didn't win the points trophy. I hadn't expected to, but it seems I was runner-up. A friend won - who'd been very coy about the fact she was after my cup! If I'd known I'd have stayed up later and entered a few more categories! I can't even hope for a re-match next year as she's hoping to move back down south soon - she's fed up with our weather, I wonder why!