Saturday, March 12, 2011

Help It's My Turn!

Please forgive me, I am new to this!! (Amanda)

It was a select few who sat around the dining table on Tuesday!  Alison was enjoying her new home and could not make the gathering and Caroline was doing a decent day's work!!
With the sun shining and  birds singing, we got down to the important business - that is "Tea & Cakes!"
Chris produced some wonderful squares from her New York Beauty quilt & we all helped with ideas on the layout.

Lunch came next!!
Anyone would think that all we do is eat & drink - at least it is only tea!
After some chunky vegetable soup, we just simply had to have pancakes (with it being Shrove Tuesday)
I use a tried & tested favourite - a good old Delia recipe:

Basic Pancake Recipe
4 oz Plain Flour (110g)
Pinch saslt
2 large eggs
7fl oz milk (200ml) mixed with
3fl oz water (75ml)
2 tablespoons melted butter

Sift flour & beat in eggs.  Add liquid gradually & whisk until smooth and the texture of cream. Add melted butter just before using the mixture.
Just coat pan with butter & tip away excess. Make sure pan is hot.  Add small amount of mixture & tip pan to spread around evenly. After about 30 seconds the edges should lift.  If the pancake is thin, it should be cooked through, or you can have a go at tossing!!
Sorry no picture!!
I add a small amount of sugar if making sweet pancakes.
We served ours with Creme fraiche, fresh raspberries & blueberries dusted with a sprinkling of icing sugar - Yum!

At last we all got down to business!
We had a couple of visitors who were most interested to see what we were all up to.
Janet was doing some traditional piecing, with small diamonds and I was designing a cushion for my mother.
The quilt square I  was making last week is now finished and has been delivered to Guildford Quilters for their charity quilt.

Another week goes by in the life of the "Tea on Tuesday Five!".

It will soon be Tuesday again!!

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