Summer Makes & Bakes


Cheese & Courgette Muffin Surprise
Anne Bufton-McCoy – Chair (Newton Regis WI)

225g Self Raising Flour
100g Courgette – grated
100g Cheddar- grated
175ml Milk
One Egg
55ml Olive Oil
10 Cherry Tomatoes
Salt and black pepper to taste.

Pre- heat oven to 220c/ Gas 6
Combine flour, courgette, cheese and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Mix well.
Combine oil, egg and milk in another bowl. Add to dry ingredients and mix well.
Grease ten muffin moulds and half fill each with the mixture
Then prick each cherry tomato with a fork,(this stops them exploding whilst baking!) and press one into each muffin and top with another spoonful of the mixture.
Bake for 20 mins or until golden brown and well risen.

Protect Your Peas!
Trish Handsley – Trustee (Newbold Pacey & Ashorne WI)

I was fed up with planting peas that didn’t sprout and basically fed the mice on our allotment so tried a tip I’d seen online…
In mid March I filled a length of guttering with compost, sowed my peas in the usual zig zags 2” apart, popped it on the wall outside my back door then watched, waited and watered.  Hey presto, every one sprouted.

I grew the little pea plants on for a couple of weeks until they were about 3” tall then (to the amusement of my neighbours) transported them in the guttering up to the allotment.
I made a shallow dip in the allotment bed and gently slid the plants down the guttering to their new home.  They are now about 9” tall and I’m just sowing a succession crop.