For the record, the final Port Eliot Festival post for 2012... recollections from Carol and flapjacks from Fran.
Thank you to everyone as always for sharing it all with us here, to everyone who helped us along the way and of course to Port Eliot for inviting us. The Festival will be taking a gap year in 2013 but promises to be back, and as exciting as ever, in 2014 and do you know...I think I could almost fancy a swim in here now...
At some point during the weekend Lynne asked me what my highlight had been and I struggled to identify one single thing as the whole weekend had been such a feast. Now I've been back in the real world for a few days it's somehow easier to pick out the magic moments which made this year's Port Eliot just as special as ever.
Then there was the excitement for me of being part of Lynne's team, pegging up the bunting and setting out the chairs and knitting.
Fran’s Festival Flapjacks
8oz caster sugar
2 dessertspoons water
Bring to the boil slowly, stirring to melt the sugar
14oz porridge oats
2oz desiccated coconut
2 dessertspoons cocoa powder
Mix thoroughly and then spread into a shallow oven tray, [38 x 25 cm] lined with greaseproof paper or baking parchment.
Allow to cool then place into fridge overnight.
Melt 3oz plain chocolate and spread over the top.