The meeting was held at Rachel's house and sponsored by Yorkshire tea, and we had several tea loafs, a lemon cake and a Wensleydale and Apple Cake as well as my parkin.
Parkin is traditionally a very sticky heavy cake and my Grandpa didn't care for it so Nana would make this one which he preferred:
Mix together in a bowl :
8oz plain flour
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
Meanwhile melt together in a pan:
4oz Golden Syrup
Add to the bowl with the dry ingredients along with 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda dissolved in a cup of hot water along with a beaten egg.
Mix well and pour into a greased loaf tin.
Bake at 160 degrees centigrade for about an hour.
This is my Grandparents in their youth, my Grandpa was always a very natty dresser!
Meanwhile I have made steady progress on the pre-stitching for the 'Along the James River' Class
Along the James River copyright Forget Me Nots In Stitching 2012
using the kit materials