Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Summer Pudding Demonstration

On Tuesday, August 5th Barbara Sheridan gave us a demonstration on how to make an old English Summer Pudding. Below is the recipe for this delightful dessert.
2 pints (5 to 6 cups) Berries
6 tbs. sugar
1 tb. Lemon juice
Pinch salt.
12 to 15 slices soft white bread

1. To make pudding
2. Line a large bowl with plastic wrap, leaving enough excess to fold over the top once filled.
3. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine berries and sugar, cook until berries release juices but retain their shape and sugar dissoves, 2 or 3 minutes.
4. Transfer to a bowl and let cool slightly. Stir in the lemon juice and salt.
5. Cut off the crusts of the white bread.
6. Soak the bread in the berry mixture and then add some berry mixture to the bottom of the bowl.
7. Repeat until the bowl is filled withbread and fruit.
8. Press gently cover tightly with excess plastic wrap.
0. Weigh down the top of the pudding and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.

Silk Scarf Painting

On Wednesday, December 9th the Local History Room presented the historic craft of painting on silk scarves given by Vivien Pollock. Silk painting is creating art on fabric with silk as the canvas. Silk painting can be traced back to the 2nd century AD in India when the 'wax resist' technique for embellishing silk was used. Silk painting in India reached its pinnacle of popularity during Moghul rule in the 17 - 19th centuries.

Celebrating the Holidays with the Dutch!

On Wednesday, December 2nd the Local History Room celebrated the holidays as the Dutch due in the Netherlands. Participants assisted with making dough for the Letterbanket cookies and they took home paper shoes filled with Dutch goodies.

Needle Felting A Penguin Program

On Thursday, December 3rd we met in the Local History Room where we learned how to needle felt a penguin.
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