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Registration: Class 78 - Harvest Loaf Baking Competition. (Please see Recipe)

Sponsored by: Castletown Cox Estate & Odlums

Classes 66-82: Prizes: 1st €35; 2nd €25; 3rd €15.

Galvin Trophy (Perpetual), donated by: Galvin's Bakery, Carrick-on-Suir, Plus €50 Kindly Donated by: The Late Kitty Coffey, to scorer of most marks in the Cakes Section.

225g/8oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
125g/4oz Margarine or Butter
125g/4oz Caster Sugar
2 Eggs (Large)
1 level teaspoon Mixed Spice (mixed with Flour)
25g/1oz Cherries &275g/10oz  Mixed Dried Fruit
5 tablespoons Milk
Walnut Halves or 8 Shamrock Whole Almonds (skinned), 3 Shamrock Cherries (halved)
Oven Temp:
Preheat oven to 170°C/325°F/Gas Mark 3
Shelf: Middle
Size of Tin: 900g/2lb Loaf Tin
1. Brush the tin with melted margarine or butter & place a strip or a circle of greaseproof paper on the bottom
2. Place all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl & beat with a wooden spoon until well mixed (2-3 minutes)
3. Place the mixture in the prepared tin & smooth the top
4. Arrange the walnut halves or whole almonds & cherry halved on the top.
5. Bake in the pre-heated oven on the middle shelf for 1 ½ - 1 ¾ hours.
6. Test (see below) & remove from the oven when baked.
7. Leave in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn out, remove the paper & cool on a wire tray. Store in an airtight container.
To Test Shamrock Harvest Fruit Loaf: Press the top of the Cake lightly with the fingers - it should feel firm. Thrust a clean, warm skewer into the middle of the cake, if it comes out clean, with no uncooked mixture clinging to it, the cake is ready.

rules & conditions:


2.        Exhibits to be in place before 10.00 am. on Show morning.  

3.        One entry per person.

4.        Entrants must accompany their exhibits at the show.  

5.        No late entries accepted. 

6.        Entries must be collected between 4.00 & 4.30 p.m. After this time Exhibits will be discarded.

7.        Exhibitors are asked to have their names on the bottom of the jar.

8.        Exhibits for sale should be marked accordingly.

9.        One entry per person.

10.     Entries are limited to individuals only; commercial enterprises & business entries will not be accepted & entry fees are non-refundable.



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