Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I Started March So I Will Finish It

A bit of a wet start for our Tuesday, although it did brighten up later.

Amanda was the first to arrive followed soon after by Caroline and Chris.  Alison was not able to make today, but we were joined for a short time by Fizz.

After our first cup of tea of the day with Macaroons and Chocolate Mini Rolls from Sainsbury's and Weightwatchers, we started sewing.

Amanda was making flying geese for a cushion cover.

 Caroline was working on her Log Cabin Star blocks

Chris was making more hexagons.

And I finished applique-ing felt leaves and pumpkins on a table runner

After a lunch of cold meats and salad, more sewing was done.

For afternoon tea we had Tea Bread, taken from an advertisement for PG Tips - I'm not sure how old this recipe is.

Soak 8oz sultanas in 6fl oz of cold tea overnight.
Place 8oz self-raising flour and 4oz dark brown sugar in a bowl.
Drain the fruit, reserving the liquid.
Blend sultanas and one beaten egg into the flour using a little liquid to make a firm dropping consistency.
Grease a one pound loaf tin and line base with greased greaseproof paper.
Bake in a moderate oven, Gas 4 350F 180C, for about one hour until firm.
Then turn on to wire rack to cool

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