Had a fantastic time last night at the Wind-Up. It’s Walthamstow Arts Trail week and Mo had made an incredible outfit from 78rpm record covers – cardboard ones making the body of the dress and train and folded paper one making frilly decorations and a fabulous hat. Genius. Tony Tunes brought along some Charlestons for me to select from and Caroline from Frillseekers was there with three rails of vintage gorgeousness. I even saw my sister Myrna. What a joyful night.
I wanted to blog Alice’s report on last month’s cookalong. Marion’s recipe for the pastry base did indeed need a bit of modifying with extra flour. Alice’s verdict? “The cheese cake part was wonderful. It was a lightly sweet, creamy smooth cheesecake. Just a very hint of lemon, maybe a bit too subtle but good just the same. The crust, however, was awful. The addition of a lot of extra flour may be why. I think the next time I make this (and I will) I will use a graham cracker crust instead.” Indeed! There is a photo of the Wisconsin version of Marion’s Cheesecake here.