|The spit roast|
The organisations for the village celebration of the Jubilee have been going on for some time. We are very lucky to have some wonderfully community minded villagers who come together to create memorable events for the village. Everything was sorted for the Jubilee, an evening party on Sunday night with music from every year of the Queen's reign and a whole lamb roast. A mini Olympics with Maypole dancing and children's tea party on Monday afternoon. The only element not arranged was the weather. Thankfully, a contingency plan involving one of the farm barns had been planned A team of villagers including Mr Vander-Cave gave most of Sunday over to cleaning and decorating the barn whilst the bakers in the village created a range of nibbles and sweet treats to go along with the magnificent whole lamb that was cooked on a spit roast for the event.
|After 5hrs cooking!|
|Chocolate dipped strawberries|
|On Mr V-C's hand painted tray!|
The cheesecake I made is a very old recipe given to me by one of my bosses back when I was nannying. I think it originated from a Sainsburys cookery book but don't quote me on that!
50g butter, melted
200g ginger biscuits, finely crushed
1 can of condensed milk
225g full fat cream cheese
grated rind and juice of one lemon and one lime
150ml double cream
You will also need a 20cm loose based cake tin.
Combine the butter, ginger biscuits and 2 tablespoons of the condensed milk. Press this into the base of the cake tin, making an even, well compressed layer.
Beat the cream cheese in a bowl until softened and smooth.
Gradually beat in the remaining condensed milk, lime and lemon juices and rind. Beat until well combined and starting to thicken.
Beat the double cream until thick (do not over beat, the mixture should leave a whisk trail but not be grainy looking)
Fold the cream into the cheese mixture then pour over the biscuit base. Smooth out if necessary. Place in the fridge until set, usually around 4hrs.
Remove from the tin and serve.
|By the time I got a photo it was almost half gone!|