Pyrford & Wisley Flower Show

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Domestic Classes


Fee 30p per entry.   Cash prizes will be awarded: 1st  £2,  2nd  £1,  3rd  50p





120    A Marble Cake (see given recipe)

121    A cake decorated on the theme of the show (The Movies)

122    A 'Queen Victoria' Sponge

123    Six decorated 'STAR' biscuits

124    Six 'Honey I shrunk the kids' flapjacks (replacing syrup with honey)

125    Six squares of 'Vanilla Sky' fudge

126    For men only: Six 'Rocky' Road Crunch Squares (see given recipe)

127    A loaf of bread

128    A plaited loaf of bread

129    A slice of quiche

130    'The Queen' - Coronation Chicken

131    A jar of 'Paddington's' marmalade

132    A jar of jam

133    A jar of chutney

134    A bottle of home-made red wine

135    A bottle of home-made white wine

136    A bottle of home-brewed beer




137    An item of patchwork

138    An item of quilt work

139    A piece of hand-worked embroidery

140    An article of canvas or cross-stitch

141    A soft toy

142    An item of sewing

143    An item of hand knitting

144    An item of crochet

145    A birthday card

146    A vase of handmade paper flowers

147    Decoupage

148    An item of woodwork

149    A painting in any meduim

150    A painting in watercolours

151    A portrait in any medium

152    A black and white drawing


PHOTOGRAPHY  (it is important that you read the rules)


153    A dog/dogs

154    A poppy/poppies

155    A misty morning

156    An action photograph

157    Wildlife at the seaside

158    A selfie at a landmark

159    Stormy weather

160    A train/trains

161    A British garden bird/birds

162    A spider's web





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Class 120  - Marble Cake




225g/8oz, very soft unsalted butter     225g/8oz caster sugar

225g/8oz, self-raising flour                  4 large eggs beaten

Food colouring and flavouring




Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/350F/Gas 4.  Grease and line a loaf tin (8x21cm/2lb) with baking parchment.  


Beat the butter, sugar, eggs and flour together until lump free.


Split the mixture into two bowls.  


Colour and flavour each bowl as desired.


Spoon alternate dollops of the mixture from each bowl into the cake tin, then use a skewer to create a marble pattern by dragging it through the mixture in swirls, but do not over mix.  Smooth the surface.


Bake for 45-55 mins until golden and risen and a skewer poked in comes out clean.  Leave the cake in the tin to cool, then turn out.


Class 126  (Men only) - Six 'Rocky' Road Crunch Squares



200g/7oz Rich Tea Biscuits         125g/4.5 oz soft unsalted butter

3 tbsp golden syrup                     300g/10.5 oz dark chocolate broken into pieces

100g/3.5 oz mini mashmallows    2tsp icing sugar to dust

125g 4.5 oz additional ingredients - dried fruit and/or nuts and/or anything else.



Line a baking tray (approx 23cm/9inch square) with baking parchment.  Place the biscuits into a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin until some are crumbs but there are still pieces of biscuit remaining.


Heat butter in a heavy-based saucepan over a gentle heat stirring it constantly until melted, add golden syrup and chocolate and stir until there are no lumps then remove from the heat.


Take biscuits, marshmallows and any additional ingredients and pour into the chocolate mixture.  Stir well.  Tip the mixture into the baking tray, spread and level the mixture.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, then dust with icing sugar and cut into squares.