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2021 entries are now closed – see you at the Show!

Welcome to the 2021 Homecraft Section.

SECTION SECRETARY

Mrs L Kershaw

15 Station Road

Stocksmoor

Huddersfield

HD4 6XN



		

Click on a section or scroll down to view entry details, judging, trophies and class information.

Information & Guidance

Entry Fee: FREE

ENTRIES CLOSE:  Wednesday 8th September 2021

CLASS CARDS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON SHOW DAY. If you would like one in advance, please send an SAE to the Section Secretary.

General
Closing date: Wednesday 8th September 2021
Please enclose a Stamped Addressed Envelope for return of Class card numbers (s)
LIST OF AWARDS
 
Best in Show Rosette for Best Exhibit in Wine Classes
Best in Show Rosette for:  Best Exhibit in Baking Open Classes, Best in Show Victoria Sandwich, Reserve Victoria Sandwich, Best in Show Preserves, Best Exhibit in Infants, Best Exhibit in Juniors, Best Exhibit in Teenage.

Penistone Grammar School ALC Trophy Best Exhibit in Teenage Open Baking.

 

Judging commences 9.30am: all exhibits to be staged by 9.15am

PLEASE NOTE GATE CLOSES AT 9.00am TO ALL VEHICLES

Closed circuit television will be in operation

 

The Judge’s decision is final

No exhibit to be removed before 4.30pm – this rule is strictly enforced.

The committee is not responsible for exhibitors’ property but every care will be taken.

Class cards must be attached to the exhibits.

All exhibits in Homecraft must be the bona fide work of exhibitor.

Exhibitors will not be allowed to sell their exhibits inside the marquee, this rule will be strictly enforced.

Please collect your exhibits after 4.30pm and before 6.00pm

Baking Open Classes
Judge: Mrs Paula Roberts, Roberts Butchers Penistone
Entry Fee: FREE
Prize(s):
Judging:

Classes

1 – Victoria Sandwich – Men only (see Guidance for recipe)
2 – Victoria Sandwich – Women only (see Guidance for recipe)
3 – Vegan Chocolate Cake
4 – Gluten Free Lemon Drizzle Cake – To be Judged by Karen from Café Creme
5 – Novelty Celebration Cake for a child’s birthday
6 – 5 Fruit Scones
7 – Illusion Cake of your choice (see Guidance for details)
8 – 3 Fruit Muffins (any fruit of your own choice)
9 – Bakewell Tart
10 – 1 Round Shortbread
11 – Granary Loaf
12 – Banana Loaf
13 – 3 Cornish Pasties
Information & Guidance

Thank you to our sponsor Reverend Malcolm Reed.

All baking to be displayed on paper plates or foil trays

All Baking will be cut by the judges, except the novelty cakes

 

Classes 1 and 2 must use the following:

Victoria Sandwich ingredients: 175g/6oz Butter, 175g/ 6oz Caster Sugar, 3 Medium Eggs, 175g/6oz Self Raising Flour. 2 cakes baked in 18cm /7” sandwich tins, jam filled (no butter cream).  Sprinkled with caster sugar on top.

The first prize winners in classes 1 and 2 will then be judged against each other and a further prize awarded for the overall “best in show” Victoria Sandwich

 

Class 7 – Illusion Cake of your choice. 

An illusion cake is a cake that looks ‘anything but a cake,’ as the Bake Off judges put it. So, if you’re a master of disguise then this one’s for you. You basically have to craft your layers of sponge into a shape that looks like something else.

Preserves
Judge: Janine Lishman-Peat
Entry Fee: FREE
Prize(s):
Judging:

Classes

14 – Jar of Soft Fruit Jam – Strawberry or Raspberry
15 – Jar of Soft Fruit Jam – Any other fruit
16 – Jar of Marmalade
17 – Jar of Lemon Curd
18 – Jar of Chutney
19 – Jar of Piccalilli
20 – Jar of Savoury Jelly
Information & Guidance

Rules:

A All Jars to be full to the top
B All lids should be made of a see through cover e.g. cling film, no kilner jars.
C A label to state type of jam, chutney etc. is allowed
Wine Classes
Judge: Mr F S Stead, Sheffield
Entry Fee: FREE
Prize(s):
Judging:

Classes

26 – Bottle Sweet White Wine
27 – Bottle Sweet Red Wine
28 – Bottle Dry White Wine
29 – Bottle Dry Red Wine
30 – Bottle Medium Dry/Rose
31 – Lager, bitter or stout
32 – Fruit Gin
33 – Fruit Liqueur
Information & Guidance

Rules:

A All entries must have been made by the competitor by the process of fermentation,excluding classes 32 and 33.
B No more than one bottle of any individual wine may be entered in any one class
C Corks: white plastic topped cork stoppers should be used
D No labels except those supplied by the show committee
Honey
Judge: Mrs Val Francis
Entry Fee: FREE
Prize(s):
Judging:

Classes

34 – Light Honey 2 x 1lb jars
35 – Medium Honey2 x 1lb jars
36 – Heather Honey 2 x 1lb jars
37 – Soft Set or Granulated Honey 2 x 1lb jars
38 – Frame of Honey
39 – Bottle Dry Mead
40 – Bottle Sweet Mead
41 – Cake of Wax (12oz to 16oz – 340g to 450g)
42 – Two Beeswax Candles (one to be lit by Judge)
43 – Novice Class – any 1 x 1lb jar of honey
44 – Photograph – Bee related
45 – Honey Fruit Cake (see Information & Guidance for recipe / ingredients)
Information & Guidance

For sections 34-44 all honey to be gathered from exhibitor’s own bees

Jars to have class numbers attached 1” from bottom of jar

 Class 45 – Honey Fruit Cake recipe to follow:

Ingredients: 225g/8oz self-raising flour, 175g/6oz honey, 110g/4oz butter or margarine, 175g/6oz sultanas, 2 medium eggs, pinch of salt.  Preheat oven to 160ᵒ C /325ᵒ F/gas mark 3.  Cream butter and honey together.  Beat eggs well and add them alternately with sifted flour and salt (save a little flour to add with the sultanas).  Beat all well land lightly.  A little milk may be added if necessary.  Fold in sultanas and stir well.  To cook:  Prepare a tin approx. 180mm (7”) round.  Pour in the cake mixture and bake for 1½ hours.  (Honey from any source may be used in this class).

Children's Infants
Judge: Mrs C Harpham
Entry Fee: FREE
Prize(s):
Judging:

Classes

46 – Monster Face Pizza on a 18cm/7inch plain scone base
47 – 5 Butterfly Buns
48 – 5 Gingerbread Animal Biscuits
Information & Guidance

Exhibitors to be aged 5 and under 8 years of age on day of show, age to be stated on entry form

All baking to be displayed on paper plates or foil trays

Children's Juniors
Judge: Mrs C Harpham
Entry Fee: FREE
Prize(s):
Judging:

Classes

49 – 3 Decorated Cup Cakes (standard size)
50 – 5 Jam Tarts
51 – Decorated Cake for a child’s birthday
Information & Guidance

Exhibitors to be aged 8 and under 12 years of age on day of show, age to be stated on entry form

All baking to be displayed on paper plates or foil trays

Children's Teenagers
Judge: Mrs C Harpham
Entry Fee: FREE
Prize(s):
Judging:

Classes

52 – 3 Decorated Cup Cakes (standard size)
53 – 3 Cheese and Onion Pasties (shortcrust pastry)
54 – Decorated Cake for a teenage birthday
Information & Guidance

Exhibitors to be aged 12 and under 16 years of age on day of show, age to be stated on entry form

All baking to be displayed on paper plates or foil trays