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Amber Valley Friends Vs Derby Sociables, Bake-off style!

  • Allestree Park Nature Reserve

    Allestree , Derby (map)

    52.955250 -1.479049

  • Lets take on Derby Sociables in a friendly bake-off competition.

    The event: 

    Bake 10 scones to your own winning recipe to bring along for judging 

    The organisors will allocate a number and distribute them so no-one knows the identity of each scone

    Scones may be presented with jam and cream but this will not effect the judging 

    The Voting:

    All participants will taste and vote 

    Each participant will get to taste half a scone from each plate, so allergy sufferers should be aware of this when considering joining the event 

    Everyone gets a vote 

    One vote per person 

    No voting for your own scone 

    Voting will be based on 3 categories: appearance, taste, and texture of the scone, and nothing but the scone, accompaniments should be disregarded 

    Simply mark each scone out of a maximimum of 3 in each category 

    The scone with the highest total score from all votes will be declared the winner, giving an immense feeling of well-being for the baker and chalking one up for Amber Valley Friends, 'cause i know you can ensure we win

    Meet on the main field of Allestree park, at 4pm. The entrance is along the A6 between Duffield and Allestree, and the car park is at the top of the lane, before you get to the car park near the main house. 

    Remember to bring your scones!!

    This event is limited to 10 competitors, so only RSVP yes if you are planning to bake. Spectators are unlimited so just put a comment saying if you are planning to come along and cheer us on!

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  • Katy

    After much discussion we have decided that AVF have an unfair advantage over Derby and so are postponing this event until Derby can rally the troops and provide us with some worthy competition.

    2 · June 29, 2014

    • Paul

      :( no scones today. How about an AVF Bake-Off with the 'spectators' voting?

      June 30, 2014

  • Paul

    Do spectators get to eat any scones?

    June 28, 2014

    • Katy

      I don't see why not, I expect there will be plenty left!

      1 · June 28, 2014

  • Julie l.

    Good luck for Sunday, you seem to gave frighten D.S as I think there might be only one going? X

    June 27, 2014

  • Andrea

    Ah - but we won't be making those on the day!
    It's all about getting the opposition worried .... and it seems to have worked too :-)

    June 26, 2014

    • Monica

      I think you can start discussing what the loosing team should do ;)

      1 · June 26, 2014

  • Simon B.

    Hang on, thought this was meant to be a blind competition, so stop discussing your scone ingredients - apricot/ginger and cheese scones will be disqualified as you'll know who made them :P

    1 · June 26, 2014

  • Katy

    My scones may be a little damp! Do we need to confer so we try and do something different each, or shall we just do what we think we are best at?

    1 · June 23, 2014

    • Andrea

      I'm not sure I will know what I'm cooking till the day ... have tried various sweet & savoury combinations which have gone down well at work. By that I mean my work colleagues eat anything!! :-)

      June 24, 2014

  • Fiona C

    I'm not sure what doing yet - won't know till nearer time. prefer just to leave it open myself if don't mind. no time to plan ahead during week so will be last minute.

    June 24, 2014

  • Fiona C

    right - am joining with my beginner scones!

    1 · June 19, 2014

  • Fiona C

    can we do cheese scones?!

    1 · May 23, 2014

    • Katy

      of course!

      1 · May 23, 2014

  • Andrea

    Apricot and ginger scones went down rather well at work! Just thought I'd try something different :-)

    1 · May 22, 2014

  • Ellen

    Would so love too - but will be away in Scotland. Go AVF!!!

    April 19, 2014

    • Ellen

      So wish I'd put 'to' instead of 'too' :-(

      April 19, 2014

  • Russell

    i will come along and support and eat scones!

    April 19, 2014


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