Monday, November 5, 2007

Tea and cake

This months meeting of our Feminine Womanhood group was held in my house. Our group meets once a month in a different members house. During our meetings we discuss the bible, we debate the role of women in society today, each month we choose a different famous woman who we feel is a good role model and (the best bit!) we drink tea and eat cake! You can't imagine how excited my kids were at the prospect of everyone coming to our home!! They were really keen on baking something themselves so I helped them to make a fruit cake to have with our tea.

The cake was so delicious I feel I just HAVE to share the recipe with you guys!


1/2 cup chopped cherries
1 1/2 cups coconut
2 1/4 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
6 egg whites

How to make:

Prepare fruits. Measure the sifted flour and reserve a few tablespoons to dredge fruit. Sift remaining flour into a bowl with baking powder and salt. In mixing bowl cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in sifted dry ingredients, alternating with the milk. Beat well and add the dredged fruit.
Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into batter.
Line a greased loaf pan with waxed paper or parchment paper and grease the paper. Spoon batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 300° for about 90 minutes. Enjoy!

While our meeting was held indoors, we were blessed with fantastic weather and I was able to give the ladies a tour of my garden. I know it looks like the sun is shining in this photo but it was REALLY COLD! Winter is on its way to the Mid-west!

What food do you serve to guests in your home?


cityfarmer said...

I have many many favorite things to serve, but this may have to go on my gotta have it list.

ahhh yes the Midwest...we may have snow here in the burbs tonight.

thanks for all of your visits.

cityfarmer said...

oh by the way, I am best friends of Michigan...

your home is lovely...and so vintage looking...

Faith said...

Sounds delicious!!!

Homemakersheart said...

How lovely to have tea with your friends once a month! That sounds like it would be nice. Is your group related to the class Fascinating Womanhood?

Dawn said...

That cake looks YUMMY!!!!

bj said...

How nice to have a club like this..I know you have such fun. I can't wait to try your cake sounds just delicious!

Erin~~The Classy Rabbit~~ said...

Oohhh your cake looks delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe. I can't wait to try it!

Blessings to you,