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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 3 (July 1, 1927)

Of Feminine Interest

page 45

Of Feminine Interest

Ladies' Rifle Club.

The ladies of the Rifle Club are looking for more members and hope this appeal will meet with a response. All particulars may be obtained from Miss Carr, Captain of the Ladies' Team. This season, their first in the Competition, they have shot in three matches, in two of which they were the victors.

Butter Sponge Cake.

Three eggs,

  • 1 cupful of sugar,

  • ¾ cupful of warm water,

  • 1 cupful of pastry flower.

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder,

  • 2 teaspoonful of hot melted butter,

  • 1 teaspoonful of flavouring.

Beat the eggs and sugar together to a creamy batter, add the water, which should be only warm, not hot, then the flour sifted with the baking powder, beat very hard, and finally pour in the melted butter, which should be sizzling hot, adding the flavouring at this time. Lose no time in getting the cake into the oven, which should be of moderate temperature, 350 degrees F. Bake about 35 minutes. Excellent for either loaf or a layer cake.

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Have You Ever Tried This?

When making a bread custard, always soak the bread in milk first. This gives a better flavoured custard.

When boiling eggs, if the shells are wet thoroughly in cold water before being placed in the boiling water, they will be less likely to crack.

Fashion Notes.

Old rose or wine red satin, trimmed with crepe de chine, and flowers of a lighter shade, is the fabric used for the smart little afternoon frock illustrated.

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New this Season.

Many tailored frocks as well as sports suits are made without collars and are finished at the neck -which may be either round, square or V-with a binding or facing.

The new materials have small checks or are striped. Harlequin and futurist designs are also new arrivals.

Blue in all shades is worn, but navy blue is a passion, especially when allied to pale pink. From Paris comes a new colour-ibis pink-a pink that looks like a ripe peach. This is a lovely colour for dance dresses.

Many coat pockets are patch ones.

Many suits have facings of checked striped material. Many tailored clothes have inlet strappings cut the reverse way. Many hats have old brims. Many crowns are smaller.

Honour to Board's Chairman.

The lady members of the Railway were delighted to hear of the honour bestowed by the King upon Mr. F. J. Jones, Chairman of the Board.

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When a boiled egg is found to be insufficiently cooked, place a clean steel darning needle through the centre of it, to hold the two pieces together, and put it back into boiling water for a minute or so. The egg will set without coming out of the shell.