Christmas Cheer

By | November 23, 2014

Wednesday, 3rd December 2014 – “Christmas Cheer”:

Christmas Menu

Mulled wine
Reindeer – by Chris Procter. How do reindeer survive and thrive in the harsh conditions of the Arctic, and why do their antlers grow so fast? Chris will have all the answers.

Christmas Baking and Christmas Drinks – what is the common denominator? Yeast!
Jack claims to know something about the action of yeast in baking a panettone, and Patsy has done a fair bit of fermentation – she was a chemistry teacher, after all! But what’s going on inside, and why is yeast so important?
Refreshments, including panettone, cake, biscuits, tea and coffee
Crackers and Snowflakes – Patsy will explain how crackers crack, and Marguerita will address the question, “are all snowflakes the same?”

We will be serving up a variety of science morsels: physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy and domestic! Come along and sample them all.

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