September 12, 2010
After rising early and baking frenetically, I have just ferried my last Arts & Crafts Competition entry to the Royal Melbourne Show.
I baked scones. Lots of scones. More scones than any home-cook should ever reasonably make before 8 in the morning.
To be honest, those that made the final selection looked a little lacklustre. There were no standout prize-winning attributes. Not bad; just not great. A bit meh I think. But if nothing else, at least I can say I gave it a go.
And I can confidently say ... following the Great Transposition Fiasco of 2009 ... that they have been entered into the correct category.
This year I have selected Class 204 - novice, plain (4).
Pausing to reflect, I do hope this means 4 plain scones baked by a novice. Fortunately should it transpire that its really 4 scones baked by a novice who is plain, my entry will still meet the criteria.