23 JULY 1988, Page 21

The vicar's bridgework

Sir: We have just eaten your cookery correspondent's Ratafia Cream (9 July) for luncheon. We are forced to conclude that she either left out a couple of ingredients, was savagely cut from the bottom, or is a Porton Down research chemist masquerad- ing in a toque. Whichever the case, I hope it will lie uneasy on her conscience that she has devastated two pints of cream, some perfectly good raspberries, and the vicar's bridgework.

Sam Llewellyn

Lower Grantsfield, Kimbolton, Leominster, Herefordshire