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.

 

Diary dates: October 2018

Coming soon….

Shoebox Night, Wednesday 10th October, 8pm
The Guides and Ranger Guides invite you to join them for an evening launching our shoebox collection for this year.

A Matter of Opinion, Friday 12th October, 7.30pm
For this month’s MOO, Susie Reid will Skype in from Brazil to tell us about her work with ‘street children’ there. (She will be supported in the room here by Maureen Reid.) Definitely one not to be missed!

Coffee ‘n’ Cards, Saturday 20th October, 10.30am
Our annual sale of charity Christmas Cards and a wider than usual range of Fairtrade goods along with refreshments, home baking and good conversation.

Messy Church Saturday 29th September – harvest fun!

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Join us from 10.30am – 12.30pm where we’ll be making bread and butter (and maybe some jam to have with it..), planting bulbs (and making mini scarecrows to keep them safe!), crafting harvest wreaths and lots more fun!

If you can let us know you’re coming via our Facebook event page then that will help us plan for food and materials, but feel free to drop in on the day.

Ceilidh! Friday 21st September, 7.30pm

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Get on your dancing shoes for our ceilidh to welcome back old friends at the start of the new academic year, and say hello to new ones.

Everyone is welcome, whether you’re an old hand at Stripping the Willow, or don’t know your Dashing White Sergeant from your St Bernard’s Waltz.

The Reel Stramash Band will be providing the music and there will be a charity raffle for the Interfaith Glasgow Weekend Club.

Doors open at 7.30pm.

Tickets £10/£7 concessions are available from tickets.kelvinsidehillhead@gmail.com or on the door.