I have just had my own Great British Bake Off with the local WI at the Wigginton Horticultural Show … and look what I won! I am so chuffed with myself and though it was stressful at times, I thoroughly enjoyed learning new skills and trying out new recipes. I will share these recipes with you over the next few weeks, as I get time to post them. I certainly couldn’t of done it without having the Friday off work; as soon as I finished work on Thursday lunchtime, I didn’t stop until show set up time on Saturday morning. I still feel knackered.
Out of 20 classes entered, I got 11 first places and 4 second places, which was enough to win me the Lady Hadden Challenge Cup for the person with the most points! I also scooped a cup for the best display of garden flowers in an unusual container (see the pink wellie boot) and a plate for the best wine in the show! I am on cloud nine now! My only slight disappointment is my eight plait loaf wasn’t even placed (the comment was it was ‘too Paul Hollywood’) and my beautiful decorated sponge came second (I am guessing it was too modern for the WI).