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Allotment Associations & Horticultural Groups in Harrow, Middlesex

Harrow in LEAF's 19th Horticultural and Craft Show at the Headstone Village Show

August Bank Holiday Monday 26th 2024, 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 LEMON and POPPY SEED CAKE - to recipe below (or page 21 of Show Schedule booklet)
103 FATLESS SPONGE - to recipe below (or page 21 of Show Schedule booklet)
104 CHERRY & ALMOND LOAF CAKE - to recipe below (or page 13 of Show Schedule booklet)

Cherry & Almond Loaf Cake

Pre-heat oven to Gas Mark 3 or 170°C Loaf tin 23 x 17 x 7cm, greased and lined


250g self-raising flour
3 large eggs
225g butter, softened
100g ground almonds
175g caster sugar
200g glacé cherries
6 tablespoons milk
2-3 drops almond essence
Demerara sugar to sprinkle on the top


Halve the cherries, wash, pat dry, toss in flour and shake well.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs and almond essence, fold in the flour and ground almonds.
Fold in the cherries and milk.
Spoon into the prepared tin and sprinkle with the Demerara sugar.
Bake for 45-60 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.
Leave cake in the tin on a wire rack to cool.
Let cake cool completely before removing from tin.

Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake

Pre-heat oven to Gas Mark 4 or 180°C.

23cm round tin, greased and lined


200g unsalted butter
3 tbsp poppy seeds
200g plain flour
250g golden caster sugar
100g ground almonds
3 eggs
3 tbsp whole milk, warmed
2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 tbsp granulated sugar
½ teaspoon salt
3 unwaxed lemons, zest of all, juice of 2


Beat the butter and sugar until light.
Beat in the eggs one at a time, then all the lemon zest and milk.
Stir in all the dry ingredients, then the juice of one lemon
Turn into the tin and bake for 40-45 minutes until golden and a skewer comes out clean.
Mix the remaining juice and the granulated sugar, and spoon over the cake.
After 10 minutes, remove from tin and cool on a wire rack.

Fatless Sponge

Pre-heat oven to Gas Mark 3 or 170°C
2 x 7 inch sponge tins, greased and lined


3 eggs
170g granulated or caster sugar
140 self-raising flour
Jam, any


Separate eggs yolks from whites into two large bowls.
Whisk the yolks with 7 tbsp cold water until light and frothy.
Add the sugar and whisk again.
Fold in the sieved flour.
In the other bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form peaks.
Gently combine the egg whites into the mixture in the other bowl.
Divide mixture between the tins.
Bake for approx. 20 minutes, until medium brown and springy to the touch.
Cool slightly before turning out onto a wire rack.
When cold, sandwich together with jam.

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:

Mansi Florists Mansi Flowers.Pinner
Est. 44 years.
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Franchi Seeds of Italy
Franchi - Seeds of Italy

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