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Allotment Associations & Horticultural Groups in Harrow, Middlesex

Harrow in LEAF's 17th Horticultural and Craft Show at the Headstone Village Show

August Bank Holiday Monday 29th 2022, 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/pies should be approx 7" - 8" (18cm - 20cm) 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, recipe to be provided
99 POTATO SCONE ROUND - to recipe below (or page 21 of Show Schedule booklet)
100 MARMALADE CAKE - to recipe below (or page 21 of Show Schedule booklet)
102 VICTORIA SPONGE, jam filled, undusted
104 TEABREAD to recipe below (or page 13 of Show Schedule booklet)


Pre-heat oven to Gas Mark 4 or 180C
450g (1lb) loaf tin greased and base lined with greaseproof paper


50g sultanas
50g currants
50g raisins
225ml strong tea
1 egg
100g of dark muscovado sugar
255g self raising flour


Put the sultanas, currants and raisins in a bowl with the tea, cover and leave to soak overnight.
Mix the sugar and eggs till lightly fluffy.
Add the flour and soaked fruits with any remaining liquid and mix thoroughly.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared loaf tin, level the surface.
Bake for 30-40 minutes until skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Leave to cool in the tin.

Potato Scone Round

Pre-heat oven to Gas Mark 6 or 200C.
Flour dusted baking sheet.


300g potatoes, peeled weight, boiled until tender
350g self-raising flour
30g golden caster sugar
2 teaspoons of baking powder
pinch of sea salt
75g unsalted butter, chilled and diced
3-4 tablespoons whole milk 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon milk


Finely chop cooled potatoes.
Mix flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and butter in a food processor, or rub in by hand, until fine crumbs.
Add in the potato and briefly process, or mix by hand, to combine.
Add 3-4 tablespoons milk, bring dough together, then knead on a lightly floured surface for 1-2 minutes.
Shape into a ball then flatten to a disc about 18cm diameter by 2.5cm thick.
Place on baking sheet and brush with the eggwash, smoothing the surface with the brush.
Mark out 8 segments, cutting 5mm deep.
Bake for 40 minutes until golden, risen and crusty.
Top should be firm and the bottom sound hollow when tapped.
Cool on a wire rack.

Marmalade Cake

Pre-heat oven to Gas Mark 4 or 180C.
7" round tin, greased and lined


225g self-raising flour.
175g butter or margarine
3 eggs
75g mixed dried fruit
2 tablespoons thick orange marmalade
1 teaspoon mixed spice
175g light soft brown sugar
Grated rind and juice of 1 orange
2 tablespoons of milk


Mix the flour and spice.
Cream the fat and sugar until fluffy.
Beat in the eggs one at a time, adding two tablespoons of flour with the last two.
Fold in the remaining flour, the marmalade, fruit, orange rind and juice.
Add the milk and mix well.
Turn into the tin and bake in a pre-heated oven for 1 hrs, until a skewer comes out clean.
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

• Paintings 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
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