Monthly Archives: December 2014

Rum Butter

Rum butter is a real Christmas treat and very easy to prepare in advance. Substitute the rum for brandy if you prefer. 4 oz (110g) unsalted butter 4 oz (110g) light muscovado sugar Grated rind of an orange 4 tbsp dark rum Prepare ahead: up to 4 days Freeze: Yes Put the butter into a bowl and put beside the Aga … Continue reading

Creamy Root Vegetable Mash

This is a luxurious recipe which makes enough to serve four. We’ve used sweet potatoes, swede and celeriac. It’s a delicious combination but you could substitute any for your favourite root veggies.  Made with a packet of Boursin, it tastes wonderful, and is so easy to prepare. You will need:- 1 lb (450g) sweet potatoes 1 root celeriac ½ swede 7 oz (200g) … Continue reading

How to cope with Christmas

Christmas arrives very early in the hallowed halls of Twyford Cookers. We search in that forgotten place where we tidied away last year’s decorations, and start to pick out endless branches of the artificial Christmas tree. Long ago, we decided that life was too short to spend every day vacuuming pine needles from the floor. Our Christmas tree is an … Continue reading

Spicy Christmas Traybake

It’s here! December…Thrill or dread? I love Christmas, I don’t love all the work but I do love log fires, mulled wine, roasts to keep out the cold, my AGA, family descending, mince pies, twinkling lights, decorating my tree (preferably when the children are in bed so they can’t interfere). That makes me sound like an over controlling monster and … Continue reading