I think everyone will agree that the Horticultural Society’s annual show on Saturday was a great success! It was areally lovely afternoon with some fantastic exhibits.
Here are photos of some of our wonderful winners from the Show with a selection of their prize-winning plants and blooms, home produce and art: such a talented lot we are at Crowlas & Ludgvan WI! Gill Gowland with her scrummy lemon drizzle cake, Anne Tilley with her delicious Victoria sandwich cake and her gorgeous cushion, Sue Knights with her great fun and clever rag rug cushion, Irene Sollis with her delightful butterflies, Val Thomas with her delicate mop head hydrangeas, Dianna Kelynack with her perfect orchid, and Rona Cowls with her luscious blueberries. Rona went on to win the Crowlas and Ludgvan WI cup for the WI member with most points overall.
Richard Sargeant presented the cups and other trophies at the end. Hilda Bolitho,Vice President of the Horticultural Society, is shown with the whole show in the background and the lovely vase of blooms are an exhibit from her garden.
Congratulations to all!
If you have photos of people we missed, please send them in!
(Ludgvan Horticultural Show report from Julia Havard)
In case you might have forgotten, this Saturday is the Ludgvan Horticultural Show! There are loads of opportunities to enter – produce, flowers, photography, baking, etc.! If you’d like more details, contact Hilda Bolitho on 741025.
And, don’t forget, if you want to enter the Banoffee Cake competition, you can find the recipe here.
Last year we had a really good W.I. turnout at the Show, with Rona Cowls taking home the W.I. Cup. Let’s see if we can do just as well this year!
This year’s Ludgvan Annual Horticultural Show will be held at the Community Centre on Saturday 2nd August.
Some of you have expressed interest in the recipe for this year’s show, which is for a Banoffee Cake, so we’re providing it here for you:
75g butter, softened
25g caster sugar
1 large egg
397g Nestle Carnation Caramel
225g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
3 ripe bananas, mashed
50g Cook’s Ingredients dark chocolate chunks
Preheat oven to 180c (fan oven 160c). Grease and line a 1kg loaf tin. Beat butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy, then add the egg followed by the caramel. Mix flour and baking powder together and gradually fold into caramel mixture. Fold in the banana and ¾ of the chocolate chunks. Bake for 1 hour, covering loosely with foil for the last 15 minutes if it gets too dark. The cake is cooked if a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool slighty before removing from the tin.
A big congratulations goes out to Rona Cowls, winner of this year’s W.I. Cup at the Ludgvan Horticultural Show!
A proud Rona poses with Crowlas & Ludgvan President Gill Gowland