Lachlan Craft Circle – Meeting Friday July 31, 2015

    Thank you all my fine friends – I so appreciate the gift of these beautiful, bright and happy garden plants.               IMG_0876

Fifteen crafters attended the fortnightly meeting in Lachlan Hall to share their news and diverse examples of knitting, spinning, crochet, dyeing and blending, weaving and soft toy making – oh and a Coffee and Brown Sugar Tray Cake (Donna Hay – recipe below).  As usual, the conversation was endless (and riotous at times) yet, because we are women, most of us were able to participate in a conversation without losing track of the many other conversations in the room!

The images below include a “Grandma Pack” of baby items being prepared for a friend, knitting of hats and sweaters, baby dolls to be donated for overseas aid, an example of heirloom weaving, a hand-knitted dress for a much loved grandchild, developing rugs, a triangular shoulder shawl, a wool and alpaca scarf and lots more yarn to come off the bobbins for more of the above.

IMG_0844 IMG_0843 IMG_0845 IMG_0847 IMG_0848 IMG_0850 IMG_0849 IMG_0852 IMG_0853 IMG_0860 IMG_0859 IMG_0858 IMG_0857 IMG_0856 IMG_0861 IMG_0862 IMG_0863 IMG_0864IMG_0854 IMG_0855


Coffee and Brown Sugar Tray Cake by Donna Hay

1 cup (175g) dark brown sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 1/2 cups (330g) self raising flour, sifted

1 1/2 cups (330g) caster (superfine) sugar

4 eggs

1 1/2 cups (275ml) milk

250 g unsalted butter, melted

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 tablespoon instant coffee granules

60 g unsalted butter, extra, melted

Preheat oven to 160 deg C (325 deg F).  Place the brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and mix to combine.  Set aside.  Place the flour, sugar, eggs, milk, butter and vanilla in a large bowl and whisk until smooth.  Poor half the mixture into a lightly greased baking tin (I recommend 25cm x 30cm deep sided) lined with baking paper.  Top with the coffee and half the brown sugar mixture.  Pour over the remaining cake mixture and spread evenly.  Sprinkle with the remaining brown sugar mixture and spoon over the extra melted butter.  Cook for 50-55 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer.  Slice to serve.  Serves 8-10.

Behind every great woman, there is a great …..woman!

                                                            -Stella McCartney

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s