About 12 members usually attend and we serve a very light first course followed by the 'Puddings'! We set a theme for each session such as crumble, milk pudding, meringue etc. and members bring their own home-cooked offerings.
If you want an idea of what we have made just read the Recipe section in the News Letter. Apparently this is very popular, I wonder how many members actually bake the Puddings themselves.
"I’ve never made this before!” is often the cry from the members of our U3A Pudding Feast. For Thanks Giving in November we had delicious cheesecakes, one or two pumpkin pies, a Key Lime pie and a walnut and maple walnut pie. We try a little of each and the only educational part of our meeting is discussing how short the pastry is or how clever the presentation is. Needless to say, they are all always delicious! We recently celebrated Burns Night. Everything Scottish, first course was a fine haggis and neeps. Several members had never dared try it before and were surprised that it was really very nice. Then the spread of Scottish puddings was displayed, a Clootie dumpling was very tasty and not nearly as heavy as it looked! Cranachan, Athol Brose, whisky and cream in almost everything except the oatcakes and shortbread. I had not made Edinburgh Fog which given the fogginess of the day might have been appropriate! Those who have not provided a pudding pay a small sum (£2.00) towards the meal. More than anything it is a fun lunch. New members are always welcome and it is not solely for ladies, we do have chaps as well! The Pudding Club meets once a month on the usually at Jane's house.
When:- 4th Wednesday of the month from 12.30 - 2.30pm
Where:- Audley House on the Hawkhurst/Flimwell road on the county boundary (opposite Russian Embassy home).