Wednesday, August 30, 2006

A Lovely Time and Eccles Cakes Too!

We had our 54th Annual Toronto Corrie Canuck Pub Night last night and an enjoyable evening was enjoyed by all who enjoyed it.

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About 10 Corrie Canucks showed up and we had much discussion over a few pints and grub.

Highlights of the evening were:

Discovering that two of our Corrie Canuck ladies are to be wed in the coming months. A suggestion has been made that our next pub night be a Hen Party to send them off. I'm soooooooooooo up for that.

We've gained another contributor - M. will be joining the Corrie Update Power Team and will be giving us our Friday updates.

Lisa from Scarberia treated Glacia to a dvd copy of Little Britain first season. TY lady!

C. won the fabulous 'Mrs. Richard Fleischman' key chain. I will be contacting Richard very soon and letting him know that his bride awaits.

A suggestion has been made to maybe do a 'Corrie Character of the Week' segment here and give some back ground info on Corrie Characters we know and love.

And finally K. brought delicious Eccles Cakes to the event and was even good enough to share the recipe

Here's the recipe for Eccles Cakes....tres simple! Given that it's a British recipe, most amounts are in mass, not volume.

Puff Pastry, 200g
25g butter or margarine
1 tbsp white sugar
75g currants
25g mixed peel
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
white sugar for dusting

1. Preheat oven to 200C/425F. Roll puff pastry on a lightly floured surface to 3mm/ 1/8". Cut into rounds using a 10cm/4" cutter

2. Cream the butter/margarine with the sugar. Add the fruits and spices. Place spoonfuls of mixtures into the centre of each round and
gather up the edges to make a ball. With the smooth side upward, flatten it into a cake. Using a sharp knife, cut 2 slits into the cake.

3. Brush with water and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 17-20 min, or until golden brown.

Makes 12-14





Please note that food is ALWAYS a welcomed sight for Glacia and feel free to bring treats to the Corrie events - or if you live too far away, just send them to me directly in Toronto. I work from home and am able to sign for any fed-exed food that comes my way.

8 comments:

MJ said...

Sounds like a fab evening.

Welcome "M"!

Jacqueline said...

MJ! You back? How as Vegas?

Lisa said...

'Twas a lovely time. Here's to a frighteningly lively hen party!

MJ said...

Vegas was everything you would expect and more. Schlock city. Loved the desert more than I liked Vegas, actually. Have posted a few pics on my blog with more to come this week. Trying now to adjust from the heat and blue skies of Vegas to the sheet metal grey skies of Vancouver where it's 30 degrees colder. 13 degrees instead of 43 degrees.

Ang said...

Welcome back MJ!

Thanks for the great evening lastnight folks. I'm looking forward to that hen party!!!!! Has everyone figured out who they are going to be?

Heather said...

Oh I hope you do a Wednesday night some time!

Karen said...

I'm so jealous of all you Toronto based corrie fans(*sob*)...

Jacqueline said...

we can totally do a wed night