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COOKERY & PRESERVES

Entries -  Closing Date 10th November. Exhibits to be handed to stewards in the Tennis Club Rooms between 8:30 am - 10 am 25th November                                 

Judging -  10 am  24th November.

2024 SHOW SCHEDULE - Coming Soon

Head Steward

Stewards

Sponsors

Closing Entry Date

Entry Fee

Prizes

Regulations

Special Prizes

Classes

Jan O'Neill

Marlene Mason, Lisa Russo, Indiana O'Neill

Sponsored by Koala Country Orchards, Yarck

10th November.

  • Please read your schedules carefully for entry times and regulations.

  • Late entries will only be accepted at the stewards discretion.

  • Entries may be collected from 4:30pm -5.30pm on day of show.

$1 per entry Open, 50c Per entry Junior

1st $2, 2nd $1 Unless otherwise stated

  • All cooking entries must be displayed on white cardboard plates.

  • Fruit cakes may be placed on boards.

  • Entry tickets must be securely attached.

  • Cakes must not be shown cut.

  • Cakes must not be iced unless stated.

  • No ring cakes.

  • No cake rack marks on cakes.

  • Plain scone cutters only.

 

  • No lids on preserves, cellophane or clear plastic covers only.        

  • Wax to be removed. Jars of preserved fruit are judged as a sealed entry.
     

  • Please label jams and preserves with date made and type.

  • Jars no larger than 500g.

  • Bottles must be 400-600ml in size.

  • All bottles must be corked, no screw caps.

 

VAS REGULATIONS FOR CLASSES WITH # 

An exhibitor who wins at Show level will bake another cake for Group Final April 2024; Group winner then competes in State Classes 52 and 64 at 2024 Royal Melbourne Show in September, Classes 23 and 65 at VAS Convention in July 2025.

 

  • Exhibitors MUST follow the recipe given.

  • Entries MUST be the bonafide work of the exhibitor.

  • An exhibitor who wins at Show level is ineligible to enter any other Show until after Group Final; if not Group winners they may compete further.

  • A competitor is only eligible to represent one Group at State Final.

  • If a Show winner is unable to compete in finals, the second prize winner becomes eligible to compete.

LEGEND: 

Blue Prize: gift value $10;  Red Prize: gift value $5

 

Most successful Exhibitor in Open classes:

– Perpetual Trophy Rosette & Blue gift donated by Falls View Farms

 

Most successful Exhibitor in (B) and (C) classes:

– rosette and $10 donated by Yea Take Away

 

Best Preserve:

– rosette and $20 donated by Yea Meat Supply.

 

Best Plate of Cookery in Open class:

– rosette and $20 voucher donated by Provender Bakery

 

Best Plate of Cookery in (B) and (C) classes:

– Rosette and $10 voucher donated by Yea Take Away

 

Rich Fruit Cake Open Section:

1st-Blue Prize;  2nd–Red Prize donated by Yea Take Away

 

Carrot Cake:

-1st prize $6, 2nd prize $4 donated by Sara Sundblom

 

Carrot and Date Muffins:

1st $5, 2nd $3 donated by Lauren Baker.

 

Boiled Fruit Cake Open Section: 

1st-Blue Prize; 2nd-Red Prize donated by Yea Take Away

 

Junior Boiled Fruit Cake:

1st prize $5 donated by Yea Take Away

Men Only Chocolate Cake:

-uniced 1st Prize Trophy, Wine adn $10 donated by Marlene Mason , Jan O'Neill, E. Toumbos

NEW TO YEA COOKERY SECTION

Chocolate Master Class

Saturday 25th November

Tennis Club Rooms 9AM-11AM

ENROL NOW as numbers are limited

$60.00 per person

Contact Elizabeth 0412 720 590

2023 COOKERY DEMONSTRATIONS in TENNIS CLUB ROOMS

11.00am Chloe Thompson-Yea Hospital Dietician speaking on Gut Health

12.30pm ELizabeth Toumbos-Local Chef Presenting a fabulous Mediterranean Cake

NEW EXHIBIT FOR MEN ONLY

See number 28. Chocolate cake, uniced

(A) Open Classes

1. Jar of Chutney

2. Jar of Relish

3. Jar of Pickles

4. Jar of Pickled Vegetables

5. Jar of Fermented Vegetable/s

6. Tomato Sauce, bottle of (should be corked)

7. Any other Sauce, bottle of (should be corked)

8. Herbed Vinegar, bottle of (should be corked)

9. Fermented Drink, bottle of (flip top lid)

10. Meat Jerky, 2 pieces

11. Berry Jam

12. Plum Jam

13. Apricot Jam

14. Jam combining more than one fruit

15. Jam, any other variety

16. Jar of Marmalade

17. Jar of Jelly, any variety                       

18. Jar of Preserved Fruits

19. Lemon Butter

20. Plate of Four scones, plain #

21. Plate of Four scones other than

22. Plate of Four Meringues

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23. VAS CARROT CAKE (uniced) COMPETITION #

Proudly sponsored by Rocky Lamattina & Sons.

Open to carrot cake enthusiasts everywhere.

Yea Show Prizes: 1st $6, 2nd $4 donated by Sara Sundblom.

State Final Prizes: First $250 + trophy; Second $100; Third $50
 

Competitors to only use the recipe below.
 

Ingredients:   375g Plain Flour, 2 tsp Baking Powder, 1½  tsp bicarb soda 

2 tsp ground cinnamon, ½ tsp ground nutmeg, ½ tsp allspice, 2 tsp salt,

 345g castor sugar, 375ml vegetable oil, 4 eggs, 3 medium carrots, grated

 (350 grams), 220 g tin crushed pineapple (drained),

180 g pecan nuts coarsely crushed.
 

Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 180C (160C fan), Grease a 23cm (9”) round cake tin

 and line with baking paper.

2. Sift the dry ingredients together into a bowl. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs

and oil, then add to the dry ingredients.

Mix well then add the carrots, crushed pineapple and pecans.

Mix to form a smooth batter and pour into the cake tin.

3. Bake for approximately 90-100 minutes.

4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes in the tin on a wire rack.

Upend and allow to cool on the wire rack.

24. Plate of Four Fruit Mince Pies
25. Fruit and/or Nut loaf
26. Plain sponge, unfilled and uniced #
27. Chocolate Cake, top iced only

28. Chocolate Cake, uniced, MEN ONLY
29. Orange Cake, top iced only (loaf tin)
30. Sultana Cake
31. Boiled Fruit cake 1st $5, 2nd  $3.Donated by E.White.

32. Loaf of Handmade Sourdough Bread, any type (Must be yeast free)
33. Loaf of Handmade Bread, white
34. Loaf of Machine made Bread, white
35. Loaf of Machine Assist Bread, white

36. Loaf of Handmade Bread, other than White
37. Loaf of Machine made Bread, other than White
38. Loaf of Machine Assist Bread, other than White

39. Plate of Four pieces of baked slice (Cut 5cm x 3cm)
40. Plate of Four pieces of unbaked slice (cut 5cm x 3cm)
41. Plate of shortbread, full Cut wheel of traditional wedges
42. Plate of Four Biscuits (same type)
43. Plate of Four Yoyos’
44. Plum Pudding, boiled, steamed or microwaved

45. Plum Pudding, cooked in a cloth

46. Gluten Free Sweet: Biscuits, Cake or Slice(4 biscuits, whole cake, slice 5cm x 3cm)

47. Four Muffins, any variety
48. Plate of homemade Chocolates
49. Traditionally Decorated cake (Single Tier)
50. Modern Decorated cake (Single Tier)
51. Cookery or Preserve as a Christmas Gift

52.  VAS 2023/2024 RICH FRUIT CAKE COMPETITION #

Entrance must follow the set recipe and use 100% Australian grown produce.

(must be a square tin 20cm x 20cm with no rounded corners)

 

Yea Show Prizes:   

-1st; Blue Prize

-2nd; Red Prize

Donated by Yea Take Away

State Final Prizes

First -     $200 prizemoney and VAS State Final Trophy

Second - $100 Prizemoney

Third -     $50 Prizemoney

 

Cookery Competitions

 VAS Rules and Regulations

 1. The entrant must follow the recipe and specifications provided below.

 2. Each cake entered must be the bona fide work of the exhibitor.

 3. Professionals are not eligible, which is defined as someone that works

      professionally or derives the greater percentage of their income in that

      craft, art form or technique.

 4. The Rich Fruit Cake competition follows the three levels of competition:

      Show Level, Group Level and State Level. 

 5. An exhibitor having won at their local Show will bake another cake for the

      2023 Group Final and then the winner of the Group Final will bake another

       cake for the State Final at the 2023 Royal Melbourne Show.

 6. An exhibitor having won at Show Level is not eligible to enter any other Show

      until after the Group Final judging.

 7. An exhibitor is only eligible to represent one Group in the State Final.

 8. If for any reason a winner is unable to compete at Group or State Final Level,

       then the second placegetter is eligible to compete.

 

Hot Tips for exhibitors

A well-kept competition cake making secret; lay a tea towel over the cake rack before turning the cake out to prevent the imprint of the cake rack appearing on your competition cake.

 

VAS Rich Fruit Cake    

-Open to fruit cake enthusiasts everywhere

 

RECIPE 

 

Ingredients – Preferred 100% Australian Grown Produce

• 250g sultanas

• 250g chopped raisins

• 250g currants

• 125g chopped mixed peel

• 90g chopped red glace cherries

• 90g chopped blanched almonds

• 1/3 cup sherry or brandy

• 250g plain flour

• 60g self-raising flour

• 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg

• 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

• 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

•  250g butter

•  250g soft brown sugar

• 1/2 teaspoon lemon essence OR finely grated lemon rind

• 1/2 teaspoon almond essence

• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

• 4 large eggs

 

Method

Mix together all the fruits and nuts and sprinkle with the sherry or brandy. Cover and leave for at least 1 hour, but preferably overnight.

Sift together the flours and spices. Cream together the butter and sugar with the essences. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition, and then alternately add the fruit and flour mixtures. Mix thoroughly. The mixture should be stiff enough to support a wooden spoon.

Place the mixture into a prepared tin 20 cm square, straight sided, square cornered tin and bake in a slow oven for approximately 3 1/2 - 4 hours.
Allow the cake to cool in the tin

 

Hot Tip

To ensure uniformity and depending upon the size, it is
suggested the raisins be snipped into 2 or 3 pieces, cherries into 4 or 6 pieces and almonds crosswise into 3 or 4 pieces.

 

 (B) JUNIOR COOKERY

13 years and not over 18 years.

 

53. Plate of Four Scones #
54. Plate of Four Pikelets
55. Plate of Three Decorated Cupcakes #
56. Chocolate Cake, top iced only
57. Pavlova case (unfilled)
58. Tea Cake
59. Plate of Four pieces of Baked Slice (cut 5cm x 3cm)
60. Plate of Four pieces of Unbaked Slice (cut 5cm X 3cm)
61. Plate of Four Choc Chip Biscuits

62. Plain Sponge, unfilled and uniced

63. Plate of Homemade Chocolates

64. JUNIOR BOILED FRUIT CAKE COMPETITION #

Entrance must follow the set recipe and use 100% Australian grown produce.

 

Yea Show First Prize: 

-$5 donated by Yea Take Away

 

State Final Prizes:

First -$200 prizemoney and VAS State Final Trophy

Second -$100 Prizemoney

Third - $50 Prizemoney

Please read VAS Regulations.

 

VAS Junior Boiled Fruit Cake
A competition for Junior cake bakers aged under 18 on the day of their local show/field day

 

Junior Boiled Fruit Cake Recipe


INGREDIENTS – Preferred 100% Australian Grown produce
375gm of Mixed Fruit, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon mixed spice,

 ½ cup water, 125gm butter, ½ teaspoon of Bicarbonate of soda,

 ½ cup of sherry, 2 eggs lightly beaten, 2 tablespoons of marmalade,

 1 cup of self-raising flour, 1 cup of plain flour, ¼ teaspoon of salt.

METHOD
Place the mixed fruit, sugar, spice, water and butter in a large saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer gently for 3 minutes, then remove from heat and add the bicarbonate of soda, mix in and allow to cool. Add the sherry, eggs and marmalade, mixing well. Fold in the sifted dry ingredients then place in a greased and lined 20cm (8”) round cake tin. Bake in a moderately slow oven for 1.5 hours or until cooked when tested.

 

VAS Regulations:

An exhibitor having won at a show, will bake another cake for entry in the group final. The winner at Yea Show is not eligible to enter another show until after the group judging, when if not the winning entry, can compete further. Each cake must be the bona fide work of the exhibitor.

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65. Junior Carrot and Date Muffins - Plate of Four #

Proudly sponsored by Rocky Lamattina and Sons.

A competition for junior cake bakers under 18 on the day of their

local show.

 

Yea Show Prizes: 1st $5, 2nd $3 donated by Lauren Baker.

 

VAS Rules and Regulations:

1. The Junior Carrot & Date Muffins competition follows the show-group-state level

    competition.

2. An exhibitor having won at their local Show, will bake another set of muffins for the 2023

   Group Final; the winner will then be required to bake a further set of muffins for the State

   Final.

3. Exhibitors are to follow the recipe and specifications (listed over)

4. An exhibitor having won at show/field day level is not eligible to enter any other show/field

   day until after the Group judging, when, if not the winning entry, can compete further

5. An exhibitor is only eligible to represent one Group in the State Final

6. Each cake entered must be the bona fide work of the exhibitor

7. If for any reason a winner is unable to compete at Group or State Final level, then the

    second placegetter is eligible to compete.

 

State Final Prizes First - $250 plus Trophy Second-$100 Third - $50

 

Hot Tips for exhibitors

A well-kept competition cake making secret: lay a tea towel over the cake rack before turning the cake out to prevent the imprint of the cake rack
appearing on your competition cake

 

INGREDIENTS:

• 2 1/2 cups Self-raising flour        • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

• 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg      • 1 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
• 1/3 cup chopped pitted dates     • 1 cup coarsely grated carrot

• 1 tablespoon orange marmalade • 1 cup canola oil

• 2 eggs, lightly beaten                 • 3/4 cup orange juice

• 1 cup reduced fat milk     

         

METHOD:

1. Pre-heat oven to 190C (moderately hot)

2. Line a 12-hole muffin pan with, Round Paper Muffin Cases

Classic White Muffin Cases Size (35mm Height x 90mm Wide x 50mm Base)

3. Sift dry ingredients into a large bowl; stir in dates, carrots. Then add the
combined marmalade, oil, eggs, juice and milk. Mix until just combined

4. Spoon mixture evenly into Muffin paper cases in muffin pan.

5. Cook for 20 minutes. To test if muffins are cooked insert cake skewer; if it comes out clean the muffins are ready

6. Stand muffins in pan for 5 minutes before removing to cool.

 

(C)  PRIMARY SCHOOL AGES ONLY

66. Plate of Four Scones
67. Plate of Four Pikelets
68. Plate of four Patty Cakes (uniced)
69. Plate of Four Chocolate Crackles
70. Plate of Three Decorated Cupcakes #
71. Plate of Four Muffins, any variety
72. Plate of four pieces of Unbaked Slice (cut 5x3cm)
73. Plate of four pieces of Baked Slice (cut 5x3 cm)
74. Chocolate Cake (top iced only)
75. Edible Necklace
76. One Decorated Teddy Bear Biscuit, #

      entrant to be 10 years and under on Show Day.

 

(D) PRESCHOOL / PLAYGROUP / STORYTIME  
77. One Decorated Marie Biscuit.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Jan O'Neill 0411 772 809

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