St Lawrence, SNARFORD and St Mary, WELTON
For our May visit we first went to Snarford church which at first seemed to have little of interest and then suddenly we come upon some of the most remarkable monuments in Lincolnshire. Only the photos below can prepare you for these!
We then had what was to have been a coffee break at the Bull in Welton but to our surprise the chef suddenly brought us a most excellent fruitcake on the house (See below for the recipe) ! It was difficult for our leader to drag us from these delights but eventually we moved to the church. Of particular interest here are two stained glass windows. The first is a memorial to those airmen who died during the 1914-18 war and depicts aircraft of that time. The other is a memorial to the founder of the Blue Coat School on Christ’s Hospital Terrace, Lincoln.
BLACK BULL FRUIT CAKE
55G GROUND ALMONDS
90G GLACE CHERRIES
125G DARK BROWN SUGAR
150G PLAIN FLOUR
ZEST ½ LEMON
1TSP MIXED SPICE
1 TBSP HONEY
200MLS BEER (I used only about 150 mls)
Grease and line a 9 or 10” (25cm) cake tin. (Mine was slightly bigger which meant it took less time to cook).
Cream together butter and sugar.
Add beaten eggs.
Fold in flour lemon zest and mixed spice.
Finally add beer, honey, almonds and fruit.
Bake at 160* (gas mark 3) for 2 hours.
Leave to cool before skewering and feeding with 2 measures of whisky (or brandy).
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