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Apple Day 2017  

October 2017

Saturday 21 October and the whole of Southwell was ready for the Apple Day. The Minster, The Workhouse, all the shops and of course the Library were the Competitions and WI Food was! Our Apple pie stall was in the Minster food fayre and was also selling the new Federation Cookbook. Meanwhile the Judges were busy with the entries for the competitions. Lots of Apple Pies and book marks, photographs and celebration cards. Eileen Ross of Botteford WI came first in the Apple Pie. The WI co-operative competition was a close run thing with East Bridgford WI coming out on top. Netherfield as always put on a good show and Carol Crix came first with her photograph and card. The Star Baker was Angela Ingers of Bestwood Village WI with a wonderful Apple Dessert. Bestwood Viilage WI also took the honours for the mounted Photograph with all three places! The WI food area, cake and WI Shop were kept busy in the library until closing time. Thank you all for entering.

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Bramley Apple Pies

  • Appearance: the pie can be decorated but may be left plain. If a glaze is used it should be applied evenly. The pie should be evenly baked.
  • Internal: the balance of pastry to filling is important, not too much pastry to apple. If flavourings are used they should be mixed evenly with the apple.
  • Taste: the flavour of the pastry must not overpower or 'fight' with the apple, some fats have a very strong flavour and the flavour of the filling is lost under this. If spices or other flavourings are used with the apple they should enhance the flavour of the apple, not overpower it
  • Baking: putting a baking sheet in the oven to heat up, and placing the pie directly onto that can assist the base to cook. If you cook the apple in advance ensure it is well drained and that it is cold when you put it in the pie.
  • Other baked entries: Lining papers should always be removed from the item before showing. The hints for the pies will be applicable for some other dishes cooked.
  • Preserves: The date the preserve was made MUST be written on a label on the jar. Jars should be filled to the top. Plastic or coated metal lids must be new and not have a wax disc under them. Curds must be covered with a wax disc and cellophane cover.

I hope this helps you when you are preparing your entries for any competition. 

Margaret Foss

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