Carrot Cake – healthy eating?

SEPTEMBER! STILL WARM BUT ALL IS ABOUT TO CHANGE. To herald the beginning of my favourite season, I’m sharing with you the recipe for one of my favourite cakes. My mum used to make this for us occasionally – it would generally appear when she was being all earth-mothery and going through one of her bread-baking phases. My mother is … Continue reading

carrot cake

Millionaires shortbread

Millionaires shortbread Without exception this is my daughters favourite. I can’t make it often as her teeth will fallout and she’ll become diabetic. Unfortunately however, she has taught herself to make these (really my kitchen is not my own any more…the only place I reign supreme is in the  showroom kitchen at work) and will happily spend her pocket money … Continue reading

Millionaires shortbread

Steamed ginger and treacle pudding

Steamed ginger and treacle pudding   175g/6oz self-raising flour 115g/4oz butter (softened) 115g/4oz caster sugar 2 large free range eggs ½ tsp baking powder 2 bulbs of stem ginger from a jar 1 tbsp of syrup from the same jar 1 tsp ground ginger Pinch of ground cinnamon 4 tbsp of Golden Syrup   Oven : simmering oven 2-2 ½ … Continue reading

steamed ginger and treacle pudding

Birthday Chocolate Cake for family celebrations

Birthday Chocolate cake for family gatherings April is the month for birthdays in our family. Well it is the month that seems to get silly season kicked off. My eldest grandson’s birthday is actually at the end of March but by the time we get our acts together the joint birthday party happens at the beginning of April. He has … Continue reading

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birthdday chocolate cake

Peanut butter and banana breakfast bars

Peanut butter and banana breakfast bars If you have resolved to give up processed sugar for a while, here is a recipe to get you going.  These are great breakfast fillers, you can eat them on the go, or serve them at breakfast on our wonderful AGA Portmeirion Sandwich tray We owe a vote of thanks to Sue, our friend … Continue reading

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Breakfast bar, no sugar

Leek, Goats Cheese and Tomato Tart

Leek, Goats Cheese and Tomato (cheats )Tart. August and everyone is happy, people pop by and expect to be fed and entertained… and that is perfectly fine if they bring wine and/or cocktails. (Obviously not if it’s for a morning coffee but then they would need to pop into work and alcoholic refreshment is frowned upon there!)  I digress…. The … Continue reading

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puff pastry savoury with AGA Baking Tray

The Lacanche Challonais

The Lacanche Challonais They say a thing of beauty is a joy forever.  Quite a statement, but I think you will agree that if you were lucky enough to have this beautiful baby in your kitchen, you would never leave it! The model is the ‘Challonais’ and I have to say, we love the impact it makes on all who … Continue reading

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Lacanche cooker in Teale

KIWI LIME BISCUIT PIE

Delicious, perfectly sinful, scrumptious Kiwi Lime Biscuit Pie (the only healthy ingredient in this recipe is the Kiwi fruit – so you are quite safe!) Kiwi lime biscuit pie   250g crushed ginger biscuits 80g butter – melted 397g tin condensed milk 4 unwaxed limes zested and juiced 300ml double cream 2 ripe kiwi fruit   Line the Aga loose … Continue reading

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AGA Quiche Tin

EASTER ENTERTAINING – SPRING LAMB ONE POT

Another fabulous recipe from our Penny Zako demonstration for Easter Entertaining – SPRING LAMB ONE POT 600g neck fillet (cut into large chunks) 2tbsp. olive oil 1 larg onion (cut into wedges) 2 crushed garlic cloves 1 red pepper and 1 yellow pepper (cut into wedges) 400g tin of chopped tomatoes 1 tbsp. tomato puree 300ml hot lamb stock 2 … Continue reading

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AGA Buffet Pan with Skillet Lid

EASTER ENTERTAINING

EASTER – it comes around! We love Easter, with its promise of spring, warmer weather, days in the garden and Easter gatherings. Easter is about family and friends and mostly it means eating! We held a demonstratrion in our lovely showroom and Penny Zako came to cook for us.  The audience guests made copious notes and vowed to use their … Continue reading

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AGA Quiche Tin