A Jubilant Jubilee
The Middleville and District Museum is excited to open its doors to the public and celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth ll. In fact, we’re busy dusting off our best fascinators in preparation. On the menu for the opening weekend is an offering of Tea Sandwiches, Fruit, Sweet Treats, Tea and Coffee. The British tradition of serving Tea Sandwiches (or Finger Sandwiches) with afternoon Tea was practiced with the intent to tide people over until their main meal later in the day. The term Tea Sandwich indicates a small offering to be eaten in a few, tiny bites. The Museum’s Tea and Treats will be served to visitors with an option to enjoy the goodies in the newly expanded lawn area under the shade trees. Picnic tables and chairs will offer safe spaces to partake of the lovely fare, weather permitting. Gluten-free Queen Elizabeth Cake and other treats will be available, as quantities allow. Hope to see you there!
Queen Elizabeth Cake
¼ cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 ¾ cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
½ cup walnuts, chopped
1 cup dates, chopped
Pour 1 cup boiling water over dates and set aside until cool.
Icing: Mix together 3 tbsp butter, 5 tbsp brown sugar, 2 tbsp cream, ¾ cup coconut. Boil for 3 minutes in a saucepan.
Combine first 9 ingredients and bake in 325 degree oven for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and pour icing mixture over top. Return to oven until browned.
A Thompson Family favourite to serve to special company in the early 1900's
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