Saturday, 21 August 2010

and the winner is...

... not me...

... little known fact:  The woman from the WI has a handbook that tells her exactly what size, shape, texture and taste to look for.... I need me one of them handbooks... she turned up to our little village hall with a tape-measure!...

Tina pretty much swept the board on the baking front... as for me, well, what can I say?





Oh and the Red Velvet Cupcakes and the chocolate cake didn't even get classed... I think the East Midlands isn't quite ready for Red Velvet... although the cupcakes did go for the record amount of £5.50 in the auction!... bless you Elaine x

I'll write up more tomorrow with pictures, when I sober up, but let's just say that much fun was had by all and it's the taking part that counts not the winning... yeah whatever...

... roll on 2011

17 comments:

  1. I knew that shortbread was a winner as soon as I saw it!

    Well done!

    Celia

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  2. Congratulations on your wins. Not surprised the shortbread won it looked amazing.

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  3. I feel vicariously proud!!!!

    Congratulations :-}

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  4. The shortbread was too beautiful not to win. Hurray!

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  5. You did really well- congratulations. And third prize for the bread when you only made your first loaf a few months ago is pretty good going! Hope you're celebrating today??

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  6. thanks for all your kind comments and support guys... was a fab day!

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  7. It's our village show in a couple of weeks time, and have discovered much the same: if you veer from the WI tradition then you may as well as not have entered! Am practising a very traditional lemon drizzle and measuring my tins. Well done on your win though, and on the fundraising glory of the cupcakes!

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  8. My congratulations!!!! @---)))--->

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  9. Wow, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes! What a day for you! I've never entered a cooking/baking contest . . . maybe I will with my nana's maple walnut cake! I enjoyed my visit and will stop by again!

    http://oceanbreezesandcountrysneezes.blogspot.com/

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  10. Hah! After all that it was your shortbread that got your your first - well I'm not surprised. Well Done. And if you had won all hands down, you'd have nothing to look forward to next year - so they say anyway.

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  11. Hey Dom, really well done mate. Those WI ladies can be fierce in their judging. Proud of you.

    PS: like the kitchen header.

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  12. thanks Phil... also turns out that the mother of the lady who won nearly all the cookery prizes, cooked the judges lunch!.... make of that what you will...

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  13. Hey now! That shortbread looked a winner to me! And the cottage loaf, too! I would love for you to do a post on making that large shortbread. I saw a shortbread mold in a shop the other day, but was intimidated to make one that large ... there must be a trick to getting it cooked uniformly, shaped so it doesn't rise more in one spot and less in another, etc ... do tell, Dom!

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  14. Briliant! I love the idea of village shows! We found one this year, and decided which categories we were going to enter next year! Your entries look fantastic - well done!

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  15. Just catching up Dom on posts whilst I was away - and have to comment on Aby. My Dad's grandmother was called Jane Abey and I've managed to track her back to a William Aby who was born in Wrawby in about 1700. But the Aby family came originally from guess where? - Aby! which probably means I'm related to at least someone who still lives there....(hopefully not the WI lady)
    Anyway congratulations - how brave of you ! We'll have a scone bake off one of these days..

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  16. Wow Liz, that's so cool... I don't think there are any 'Aby's' left in Aby any more... but they all must have been descended from Vikings! There are a lot of 'by' endings around here, which in Danish means 'homestead' fab... I love a bit of local history!

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  17. Congratulations Dom, breaking into the winners circle at village shows is no easy feat - well done you!!!

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