Parkin biscuits
Pershore WI

Parkin biscuits

Mark & Sue Stinchcombe demonstrate how to make Parkin.  For the recipe, scroll down below the video… Parkin Biscuits Ingredients 5oz coarse oatmeal 3oz butter or margarine 1 tspn ground ginger pinch of salt 6 tbspns black treacle 4 tbspns milk Mix all dry ingredients together. Rub in the butter. Melt the treacle in hot … Continue reading

Eggless Sponge
Pershore WI

Eggless Sponge

During World War One, eggs were collected and sent to feed the servicemen abroad.  As a consequence, housewives had to adjust their usual recipes to accommodate their lack. Eggless sponge was an easy treat to make, and could be livened up with a smear of jam or a sprinkling of dessicated coconut if any was … Continue reading

WW1 Food demo at Eckington Manor Cookery School
Pershore WI

WW1 Food demo at Eckington Manor Cookery School

The following report was written by Jean Barton of Pershore WI As part of our centenary celebrations 22 members of Pershore WI attended a fascinating demonstration at Eckington Manor Cookery School on 20 April 2016. During this year we are researching the lives of the first members of Pershore WI and their various war efforts, particularly relating to … Continue reading