The Old Buckenham Produce and Handicraft Show takes place in the Village Hall on Sunday 11 September. Don't be one of those people who comes along in the afternoon, looks at the exhibits and says "Oh, I've got better ones than that at home". Take part by entering something, there are over a hundred classes to choose from.
This is an open show, organised by the village Women’s Institute, so anyone can enter their flower arrangements, preserves, cookery, eggs, flowers, pot plants, handicrafts, art, vegetables and fruit.
There are special classes for children of all ages to enter. There is no need to pre-enter and your entries can be brought along to the Village Hall on the day between 9.30am and 11am. Children’s entries are free, others are 20p per entry and there are many trophies and prizes to be won. Copies of the schedule listing all the classes can be obtained from Doris on 01953 861322.
Come along during the afternoon to see what is on the show benches. Doors open for visitors from 2.30pm and the presentation of prizes takes place at 4pm.
If you would like to take home some of the prize-winning vegetables, flowers or cookery there will be an auction of produce after the show when you can get some great bargains.
This year the recipe for the class for four rock cakes has been included in the schedule. This is a class for men only so let's get some real competition going amongst the male cooks of Old Buckenham and the surrounding area. It is time that someone else was judged to have made the best rock cakes...
225g (8oz) S R flour, 120g (4oz) sultanas, 85g (3 oz) caster sugar, 85g (3 oz) margarine, half tsp mixed spice, pinch of salt. Mix all the ingredients together and then add one egg, mix further and slowly add about 3 or 4 dessert spoons of water until a stiff mixture is produced.
Divide mixture into nine portions on a baking tray and cook in the oven at around 160 to 180 C/325 to 350 F/ gas mark 3 to 4 for 16 to 20 minutes.