Introducing the farm’s Clever Hen. As the name suggests, she’s a little more switched-on than her peers. As evidence shows, it’s very common to find her in the orchard self-serving whatever is in season. In this instance, it’s the bumper crop of iridescent cherry plums. Clever Hen also knocks on Kerry and Nick’s door everyone morning for breakfast. She trots into the kitchen where she and Nick share a Nutri-Grain pellet or two.
Back to our other Clever Hen – Margaret. Although she will never part with her family’s sponge, peach pie and ice cream recipes, she would like to share a few tips with The Menagarians.
“I have never made a sponge using plain flour, baking powder or as much water as Kerry. Mine is much easier to make and is always very light. And I don’t line the tins, just grease with butter.”
Oh, and the filling in the peach pie was actually cream cheese not meringue. Thank you Margaret.