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Allotment Associations & Horticultural Groups in Harrow, Middlesex

Harrow in LEAF's 18th Horticultural and Craft Show at the Headstone Village Show

August Bank Holiday Monday 28th 2023, from noon until 5.00pm

Competition Classes for exhibitors - OPEN TO ALL, anyone can enter:



Exhibitors to use own recipe unless otherwise stated
Bread machines must not be used
Cakes and flans should be 7" - 8" (18cm - 20cm approx.) diameter, unless otherwise stated
Individual plastic covers will be available for all baking classes classes except 96 and 97
No fresh cream to be used in any class. All exhibits will be cut for judging


96 LOAF e.g. white, brown, soda, any shape, approx 1lb
97 BREAD, any other
98 CAKE WITH VEGETABLE OR FRESH FRUIT, label with added ingredient
100 BOILED PINEAPPLE CAKE - to recipe below (or page 21 of Show Schedule booklet)
103 FOUR CHEESE AND CHUTNEY PASTRY WHIRLS - to recipe below (or page 21 of Show Schedule booklet)
104 FOUR SQUARES MARS BAR CAKE - to recipe below (or page 13 of Show Schedule booklet)

Mars Bar Cake

Cake tin approx. 15cm square or 18cm round, greased and lined



160g approx. Mars Bars
70g butter
60g puffed rice cereal e.g. Rice Krispies


80g milk chocolate



Cut Mars Bars into small pieces and put into a pan with the butter.
Melt over a low heat, stirring all the time.
When melted, remove from the heat and add the puffed rice.
Stir well to ensure all the rice is coated
Press into the tin


When the mixture in the tin is cool, pour or spoon the melted chocolate on top.
To melt the chocolate, break into a small bowl and stand in a pan of hot water, stirring occasionally, until melted.
Or use any other method to melt the chocolate.

When completely cold, cut the cake into pieces approx. 5cm square.

Boiled Pineapple Cake

Pre-heat oven to Gas Mark 4 or 180°C.
2lb or 900g loaf tin, greased and lined


225g tinned, crushed pineapple and juice
50g margarine
50g dark soft brown sugar
175g mixed dried fruit
100g self-raising flour
½ teaspoon mixed spice
2 large eggs, beaten
50g glacé cherries, quartered
Pinch of salt
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda


Put the pineapple, margarine, sugar, fruit and cherries into a saucepan.
Bring to the boil and boil for 6 minutes.
Leave to cool.
When the mixture is cold, add the flour, salt, mixed spice, bicarbonate of soda and the eggs, and mix thoroughly.
Turn into the tin and bake 40-45 minutes, until a skewer comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack.

Cheese & Chutney Pastry Whirls

Pre-heat oven to Gas Mark 6 or 200°C.
Baking tray, lined


100g Red Leicester cheese, coarsely grated.
100g butter, diced and chilled
125g plain flour
1 tablespoon chutney


Rub flour and butter together, until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Stir in the cheese and 1-2 tablespoons cold water.
Mix to a dough.
Shape into a ball, wrap in film and chill in fridge for 20 minutes.
Roll out pastry into a rectangle approx. 20cm x 40cm and 5mm thick.
Spread chutney thinly over pastry and roll to form a log.
Slice into discs approx. 1cm thick and place on baking tray.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden.
Cool on a wire rack.

Thank you to our supporters:

Once again, we offer a big thank you to our Show Schedule sponsors, and hope that you can support them too as they are important to us.
Please take a look at their ads on this page and visit their websites for further details.

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Brian Cox Estate Agents, Harrow

Our Show Contacts:

A full list of our Show Contacts can be found on our Home Page

Competition Classes:

• The People's Choice

• Open Challenge Cup

• Vegetables

• Vegetables - Top Tray

• Fruit

• Flowers

• Flowers - Top Vase

• Floral Art

• Home Preserves Section

• Cookery Section

• Wine, Beer, Cider

• Crafts Section

• Photography Section

• Art Section

• Junior Section

• Honey, Mead and Beeswax

Thank you to our supporters:

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Franchi Seeds of Italy
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