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A chilly day at Eriswell Lodge

It was a rather chilly and wet day when we met up at Eriswell Lodge, Suffolk for one of our social clay days. After braving the weather we all sat down together and enjoyed a spicy tomato soup, sausage roll and some salted caramel chocolate chip cookie bars, see recipes below. Thanks to all the ladies for a fun-filled day! Spicy Tomato Soup Since I mostly just wing it when I cook the amounts are estimates... The recipe makes enough for about 10-12 people.  2 large stalks of celery 1 onion 2 cloves of garlic 2 red peppers 3 tins of crushed tomatoes 1 teaspoon of soft brown sugar (or any sugar would probably work) 1/2 cup of cream 1 1/2 cup...

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LaSS Game Day at Kiverstone Hall

For the second year running, the LaSS Game Day took place on the 12th October. This time around we had the great pleasure to be invited to the wonderful Kilverstone Hall Estate outside Thetford in Norfolk. Kilverstone Hall is owned by Lord Fisher and boosts a 3,000-acre parkland estate, complete with a deer park and perfectly set up for some great game shooting. As anticipated, the LaSS Game Day turned out to be immensely popular and we were pleased to have a total of 12 ladies join us on the day on single and shared pegs. We were particularly pleased to have a few ladies join us for their first ever game day! We started the day with tea, coffee and...

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LaSS Double Orange Cake

Ok, so I call it a LaSS but actually I’ve borrowed most of the recipe from Mary Berry (she knows her baking so it tends to be a safe bet). Anyway, this is the cake we treated all the ladies to at our latest clay day at Eriswell Lodge and if you want to give it a try yourself, here it is… For the cake 225g baking spread 225g self-raising flour 1 level tsp baking powder 100g golden caster sugar 100g brown sugar 4 large eggs finely grated zest of 2 oranges For the butter icing 150g butter, softened 300g icing sugar, sifted finely grated zest of 2 oranges For the glaze 25g caster sugar juice of 2 oranges Heat...

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Eriswell Lodge & ‘The Floppy Droppy’

On Saturday the 26th of September 2015, we headed off to Eriswell Lodge near to Brandon, Thetford on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. Eriswell Lodge is on the old Lakenheath Shooting Club site opposite RAF Lakenheath and by god have they put a lot of time, money and skill into updating everything! Lovely ground with a HUGE variety of stands including the wonderfully titled ‘Floppy Droppy’ which is literally a test of reaction time – imagine a clay starting at the ground, lifting around 2 meters in the air and only travelling for 3/4 meters and fast and thats the ‘The Floppy Droppy’! Lets just say that it may have messed up the scoring averages…. We had over 25 lovely ladies join us for the day,...

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Great British Game Evening at The Lavender House

The delicious recipes from our wonderful LaSS Great British Game evening at the Lavender House All recipes have kindly been provided with permission of The Lavender House and The Richard Hughes Cookery School Tonno di Coniglio (Rabbit like Tuna) – Serves 10 as a starter Rabbit cooked like tuna. This is the inland version of tuna in oil. It’s a dish that expresses the ingenuity of agricultural communities far from the sea, where fresh sea fish would have been unobtainable, and tinned tuna expensive. Rabbit, on the other hand, was relatively inexpensive and readily available. The rabbit is poached until tender, taken off the bone, and then marinated in olive oil, garlic and sage. The meat takes on that particular firm, flaky...

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