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Chefs Corner web Chefs Corner November, 2019
SOMETHING SWEET!Our Executive Chef, Gary Ryley, shares his all-time favourite!BANANA & FIG PUDDINGIngredients3 cups dates1 cup dried figs4 cups water2 tsp baking powder200g softened butter2 cups caster sugar4 eggs5 cups self-raising flour150g broken dark chocolateButter for coating ramekinsCaramelised BananaMethodPreheat oven to 180C.Add the dates, figs into boiling water, once boiling add the bi-carb, cook for 5 min, blend with a hand blender until smooth.Cream the butter and sugar in a mi...
message from president header big Message from the President
Dear Members,With the 116th Annual General Meeting of the Club behind us, and another calendar year almost coming to a close, the Board and management thank members for their loyalty and custom during the year which continues to be instrumental in underpinning the ongoing sustainability of the Club.All members of your incumbent Board were re-elected for another term of office.  Each member of your Board thanks members for their ongoing support.The Board and Management will continue to focus on...
motorcar2 RACA Motoring November, 2019
The Steering Committee of the Motoring Group met recently to plan out the next few months activities that will include a mix of events - both internal to the RACA and externally where we will fly the club flag. We are also reviewing how to share and communicate better with the club membership so that everyone will know in good time when and where our events will be held. Of course, our regular catchup is on the last Friday of each month - our “Fluid Friday”. This is an opportunity to meet m...
corks and forks Corks 'n' Forks November 2019
Dear MembersBlack Tie Henschke Dinner – Friday 29 November 2019 – ‘Henschke with a Tasmanian Twist’The highlight of the Corks ‘n’ Forks calendar is our Black Tie (optional) Henschke Dinner. This year will be our 8th, and we’ve decided to do something a little different.The theme this year will be ‘Henschke with a Tasmanian Twist’, and what we’ll be doing is comparing cool climate Henschke wines from their Adelaide Hills vineyards with comparable wines from Tasmania. There’l...
lamb shoulder picture 1 Chefs Corner October, 2019
HERB CRUSTED LAMB SHOULDER Ingredients1kg lamb shouldersplash of olive oil1 carrot1 celery1 onion1 bay leaf3 sprigs thyme3 sprigs rosemary300ml white wine2 litres chicken stockMethod  Preheat the oven to 90°C. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over high heat, and seal lamb shoulder on each side until nicely browned. Place into an ovenproof dish with the vegetables, herbs and wine, and pour in enough stock so the meat is 3/4 covered. Cover with a lid and cook for 12 hours. Herb crustIngrdient...
IMG 0733 1 Ladies Committee October, 2019
Dear Members,On Monday 26th August our luncheon guest speaker was sports CEO Karen Grega who took us on an amazing journey of the life of her father and uncle as they survived the hardships of WW2 to arrive in the cane fields in Australia.We were happy to welcome President Michael Callanan to our lunch. Michael is a great supporter of our Ladies Committee functions, which we do appreciate. On Monday 25th November 2019 the Ladies Committee will hold their final luncheon of the year which wil...
MEG 5 RACA Motoring October, 2019
Dear Members,After the Annual Dinner, the Motoring Group has been busy working with several car clubs, sporting associations and motorsports clubs to connect and look at some joint events and benefits. Our Guests of Honour at the Dinner, Emily Duggan and Chelsea Angelo have been in further discussions with attendees since the evening with regards new opportunities and Chelsea competed in a recent enduro race coming in 6th. A great result considering she took over the car in 20th spot!Severa...
corks and forks Corks 'n' Forks October, 2019
Dear Members,Tasting/Tour – Thursday 10 October 2019 – ‘A Dip in Langhorne Creek’Most of us have heard of the Langhorne Creek wine region, but few of us know much about it. It’s a bit of an enigma. It’s certainly not ‘sexy’ like Margaret River or the Adelaide Hills, and it’s hard to bring to mind a particular grape variety or wine for which it’s renowned - such as Pinot Noir from the Yarra Valley, Shiraz from the Barossa, Riesling from Clare and so on.In fact Langhorne Creeks...
Chefs corner pic Chefs Corner September, 2019
Rum & raisin bread and butter pudding, vanilla anglaise (makes 8 portions)Bread & butter puddingIngredients10 slices of stale bread, white150g of butter, softened2 tsp ground mixed spice200g raisins100ml rum2 tbsp of Demerara sugar4 eggs6 egg yolks80g of caster sugar500ml of milk500ml of double cream Method Bring the rum to the boil, once hot remove from the heat and add the raisins allow to soak for 1 hour. Beat the eggs and sugar together in a bowl until pale and smooth. Add the milk...
feature2 RACA Motoring September, 2019
The Motoring Group held its Annual Dinner on the 17th August with a forward vision of helping to promote Women in Motorsport. Hosted by our new Convenor, Stephen Wells, our two Guests of Honour were successful race drivers Chelsea Angelo and Emily Duggan. Both ladies provided an inspirational discussion about how they entered motor racing, the differences between the cars they race, the modern pressures of managing their careers and what their aspirations were. The evening also celebrated the Ce...
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