Cook up a storm next month

COOKERY: Whyalla Show Society cookery convener Pat Donoghue is getting ready for the competitive sections this year.
Nanjing Night Net

Novice pastry chefs and cake cookers are gearing up for the Whyalla Show competitive sections.

Covering a vast array of cooking, from cakes, buns, breads, marshmellows, biscuits, sausage rolls and pasties, cookery convener Pat Donoghue insists there is something for everyone.

With a total of 67 categories, Mrs Donoghue was incredibly busy last year, but said she would love to see even more entries for 2014.

Mrs Donoghue said the cookery section usually saw a lot of entries from schools around Whyalla.

“A lot of pre school, primary school and high school students enter both the sweets and savories,” Mrs Donoghue said.

“We did pretty well with the entries last year.”

Although the basketball stadium at Jubilee Park was bursting with entries, Mrs Donoghue said the cookery committee would love to see those who had not entered, give it a go.

For juniors, entering costs just 30 cents per item while to enter in open class costs 50 cents per item.

“We have many returning regulars each year, would be good to see new people cook something up and have a go,” she said.

Mrs Donoghue said entrants were judged on many different elements, from the uniform size, whether there were tray marks, whether or not it was raw inside, but the judges only ever eat a small amount if necessary.

This year the Country Women’s Association, alongside Lauke Scone Mix, is sponsoring a scone section competition.

The scones entered in this section must be savoury, and the winner will go on to compete at the Adelaide show.

The Whyalla Show Society will be in Westland Shopping Centre on Friday, August 8 to accept all registrations from 10am until 5pm.

All entries must be brought to Jubilee Park on Thursday, August 14 before out of town judges survey the items on Friday, August 15.

On Saturday, the cookery is displayed and on Sunday items are to be collected.

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