TEATIME TREATS: The title of Thropton WI’s April meeting was teatime treats, and our guest speaker was Christine Rogers.
She began by telling us she is a retired home economics teacher, while she arranged bowls and containers.
She has children and grandchildren and has had foster children, and taught families food skills.
While talking, she put oil in an electric pan, and made cheese and onion scones. She used an electric hob to cook them, and set them aside.
Christine showed a quick short pastry that can be kept for weeks in a sealed container, and how she decorates a lemon drizzle cake that contains lemon curd and blueberries.
She used a disposable piping bag to fill pastry cases with cream, over slices of banana, with a raisin on top. Then cherry jam and cream, and cream cheese and blue berries and others.
She ended by inviting all to sample these and other treats that she showed us.
We found they tasted as good as they looked and also agreed that Christine is a marvel to teach, entertain and make lovely food all at once.
Next month is our annual meeting on May 2.