Update Tuesday 29th January 2013

The Surfers are back, depleted by the death of our dear friend Margaret. But we will be soldiering on, so don’t give up on us.


Praise for the NHS
One wee word of praise for the National Health Service which seems to get more Brickbats than Bouquets – one of the Surfers has had cataracts removed from both eyes and now can see the numbers on a bus before it is almost on top of her.

And now the other Surfer is a ‘lady in waiting’ till she has the same procedure and “it will make a difference”!.


How does the following recipe grab you – please read carefully before getting all the ingredients together and starting.

Best ever Rum Cake (try this one gloomy day!)
Ingredients – 1 tsp sugar, 1 or 2 quarts rum, 1 cup dried fruit, brown sugar, tsp soda, 1 cup bultter, 2 large eggs, baking powder, lemon juice and nuts.

Before starting, sample rum to check quality.
Good isn’t it? – now proceed.

Method – Select large mixing bowl, measuring cup, etc. Check rum again. It must be just
right. To be sure rum is of proper quality, pour 1 level cup of rum into a glass and drink it as fast as you can. Repeat.

With electric mixer, beat one cup butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add 1 seaspoon of thugar and beat again.

Meanwhile make sure rum is still all right, open second quart if necessary.

Add leggs, 2 cups fried druit and beat till high. If druit gets stuck in beater, pry loose with drewsriber.

Sample rum again, checking for tonscisticity.

Nest, sift 3 cups pepper or salt (really doesn’t matter).

Sift half pint lemon juice. Fold in chopped butter and strained nuts. Add 1 bablespoon of brown thugar or whatever colour you can find. Wix mel.

Grease oven. Turn cake pan to 350 degrees.
Pour mess into boven and ake. Check rum again and bo to ged.


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