Shrove Tuesday

It’s Shrove Tuesday so time to make pancakes!

At Messy Mardi Gras on Saturday morning we made and ate these pancakes – they are the drop scone type that are lovely with butter and jam, or stacked up and eaten with blueberries and syrup!

Makes about 12 small pancakes.

  • 225g plain flour
  • 2.5 tsps baking powder (or you can use self-raising flour, in which case only add a tsp of baking powder)
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • Enough milk to make the eggs up to 300ml

Method:

Note: if you make these in a large jug or a bowl with a lip, it’s much easier to pour the mixture into the pan than to use a spoon.

Mix the dry ingredients and make a well in the middle. Break the eggs into a measuring jug and add milk to make up to 300ml. Then add the milk & egg into the dry ingredients, a little at a time at first, so that you get a smooth batter.

You’re aiming for a similar thickness to double cream, so add less or more milk as required.

Heat a little oil or butter in a thick bottomed frying pan and pour in the batter to either make several small pancakes or one large one at a time.

The pancakes are ready for turning over when the tops are bubbling and the edges have started to set. The second side will take less time to cook – less than a minute in a hot pan.

Diary dates: February & March 2019

Some upcoming dates for your diary:

Friday 15 February 19:30 A Matter of Opinion (Glenda White)
Saturday 23 February 10:30 Daffodil Tea

Friday 1 March 11:00 World Day of Prayer Service (St John’s Renfield)
Saturday 2 March 10:30 Messy Mardi Gras!
Saturday 2 March Walking Group
Sunday 3 March 19:00 Joint evening service at KH
Sunday 10 March 19:00 Joint evening service at KH
Friday 15 March 19:30 ‘A Matter of Opinion’ discussion group
Sunday 17 March 19:00 Joint evening service at KH
Thursday 21 March 19:00 Kelvinside Academy concert (time tbc)
Saturday 23 March 10:30 Shoppers’ Coffee
Sunday 24 March 19:00 Joint evening service at KH
Sunday 31 March 19:00 Joint evening service at KH contact

Christingle – Wednesday 12th December 6pm

christingleEach year as we approach Christmas we invite everyone in our community to our Christingle celebration.  Christingle means “Christ light”. A Christingle is used in Advent services of many churches.  Our celebration is for the whole community and is suitable for all ages.  It takes place in the hall.

It includes dancing by our Highland dancers, music from choirs who meet in the hall and contributions from children’s groups.  There is singing by everyone, we tell the Christmas story and every child makes a Christingle. We enjoy refreshments together afterwards.

We welcome all in the community; those who are Christian and those who are not but simply want to join us in the joy of the Christmas season.  Don’t miss it. Bring your friends, your neighbours or your flatmates or just come on your own because you will find friends there.

Diary dates: December 2018

We’re up and running with another very busy Advent. Here are some dates for your diary – hope to see you there!

Tuesday 4 December 20:00 – Cathures Concert 

Wednesday 5 December 19:30 – Advent Studies (at Wellington Church) 

Sunday 9 December 19:00 – Joint evening service at Kelvindside Hillhead

Wednesday 12 December – 18:00 Christingle all-ages celebration for church & community

Wednesday 12 December 19:30 – Advent Studies (at Wellington Church)

Thursday 13 December 19:00 – Kelvinside Academy Concert in the church (all welcome)

Saturday 15 December 15:00 – Church and Community Children’s Party. (To help out Santa, please contact Helen if your child would like to attend)

Sunday 16 December 11.00 – Gift Sunday in aid of Glasgow women’s refuge

Sunday 16 December 18:30 – Candle-light Carols

Wednesday 19 December 19:30 – Advent Studies (at Wellington Church)

Sunday 23 December 11:00 – Sunday morning service with Nativity

Monday 24 December 23.15 – Carol-singing

Monday 24 December 23:30 – Christmas Eve Worship

Tuesday 25 December 11:00 – Christmas Day Worship

Tuesday 25 December 12:30 – Community Christmas Lunch (no booking required – everyone welcome)

 

Celebrating Harvest

We had loads of fun at Messy Church baking soda bread and making butter along with lots of other harvest crafts. The rest of the congregation were able to sample our efforts on Sunday at the Welcome Lunch after our Harvest Thanksgiving Service.

If you want to have a go at making soda bread, this is the recipe we used (makes 12 rolls):

Preheat your oven to 200C (fan 180C, gas mk 6)

  • 300g wholemeal flour
  • 300g plain white flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 200ml buttermilk
  • 225ml milk
  • 2 tsps honey

Tip for buttermilk: it can sometimes be tricky to find, but large supermarkets often have it in the Polish foods section (maslanka). If you can’t get buttermilk, natural yoghurt works too.

Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Add the wet ingredients and mix to form a sticky dough (you may find you need a little extra milk).

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and divide into 12 equally sized rolls. Place on a floured baking tray and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes until risen and golden brown.

If you want to make butter to eat with it, put some double cream into a large jar. Make sure the lid is on properly (!) and then shake, shake, shake until the butter separates out into a lump. Rinse and squish the butter under a cold tap to get as much of the remaining liquid as you can and then eat with warm soda bread rolls.