Lemonade Scones by CWA member Dot OReilly - The CWA - Country Women's Association have been the back bone of many a farming community - giiving rural women the opportunity to mix with their peers, form friendships, learn household management/cookery and have an escape from routine. The CWA are re nowned for their marvellous recipes and fighting for recognition for rural women giving them a voice
Caribbean Creams: This is a reworking of my grandmother's Barbados creams: we're going the way of the coconut and the banana. It's scarcely a fancy pudding, but sometimes it can be sweetly comforting to have something a little homespun, and almost from the nursery. This is not far from that old favourite, bananas mashed with cream and brown sugar. Hard to beat, to be sure, but the coconut yoghurt and rum certainly add a little something.
Strawberry and Almond Crumble: If I’d had to choose one thing that cooking could not make better, I’d have put good money on its being a bad (as in unripe and tasteless) strawberry. I’d be embarrassed even to own up to trying to improve it, were it not for the fact that I read an article by Saint Simon of Hopkinson in which he advised using said strawbuggers in a pie.
No-Fuss Fruit Tart: This is perhaps one of the most useful puddings you can have in your repertoire. Not that it is the job of a pudding to be useful: a pudding exists merely to delight. Still, dinner does need to be made, even when there’s precious little time for it and that should be a delight, too. So here’s the deal: there is pitifully little work to be done to make this berry-dazzler of a tart, and enormous pleasure to be derived from its consumption.