Residents at Galsworthy House nursing home
in Kingston upon Thames have been busy getting in the mood for Easter.The residents were busy decorating Easter hats which were purchased for the residents to decorate with an abundance of choices such as pom poms, eggs, birds, feathers, tissue paper and colourful shapes. The hats were then entered into the Good Friday competition to see who had the best Hat.In March the residents were busy making a simnel cake with the help of chef Tom.
Simnel cake is a light fruit cake eaten during the Easter period, it has two layers of almond paste or marzipan, one in the middle and one on top. The top layer is capped by a circle of "eggs" made of the same paste, and is lightly browned under a grill. It was originally made for the middle Sunday of Lent (when the forty-day fast would be relaxed). Eleven, or occasionally twelve, marzipan balls are used to decorate the cake, with a story that the balls represent the twelve apostles, minus Judas or Jesus and the twelve apostles, minus Judas.
Tom weighed all the ingredients for the residents who then thoroughly enjoyed following his direction adding and mixing it together. A couple of days later, once the cake had been baked, the residents topped the cake with the marzipan eggs. The best part of the whole process was getting to eat it at the end!Bring on the next baking activity.[gallery link="file" size="medium" ids="27579,27576,27577,27578,27580,27581,27582,27583,27584,27585,27586"]At Galsworthy House
care home in Kingston upon Thames we provide the highest standards of residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 72 elderly residents. You can find us in our prime position on Kingston Hill, where our home enjoys wonderful views over Richmond Park, the largest Royal Park in London.If you would like to find out more about life at Galsworthy House
, our events and activities, or would like to arrange a visit to our home, please contact us on 0808 223 5506 or email manager.galsworthy@CaringHomes.org