The February meeting of Warkworth WI proved that an outside speaker is not always necessary when we have so many talented members!
An invitation had gone out for members to bring along a favourite recipe (and a sample too!) and this resulted in a busy and informative evening.
Pat kicked off proceedings by showing us how she gets her dropped scones so uniform (a well seasoned girdle and a dessert spoon) and had samples of dropped, girdle and oven scones to taste. Helen shared with us her recipe and samples of a Guinness cake and our chosen cake for the Warkworth show, the trench cake, a First World War recipe.
Amanda had a tip for a shortcut in making potatoes Boulanger (par boil before putting in the oven); Audrey told us about a hot trifle and Lucy a lamb curry. Linda shared memories of her mother and a bottle of Amaretto and Marion of a fruit cake and an Aussie rules football game. Kate had brought flasks of a store cupboard soup (lentil and chilli) and Maisie some paradise slice.
After all these treats, a cup of tea was most welcome.
Members completed a biscuit quiz as the evening progressed with groans at some of the answers.
The competition for a jar of marmalade was won by Linda Bell and the birthday flowers by Elaine Davies.
The next meeting is on Tuesday March 3, when the speaker is Marjorie Read talking about the charity Associated Country Women of the World and the competition is for a pot of bulbs.