Thai Fragrant Chicken

We’re making this recipe for the Hereford and Leominster Women in Business group on Wednesday 14th October. We made the dish the day before the event to let the flavours infuse, then gently re-heat it. This makes it ideal for entertaining, allowing to take out the last-minute stress. The quantities below serve 6. It’s a Mary Berry inspired recipe but with a Twyford’s twist! Ingredients … Continue reading

Pork and Cider Casserole

We cooked this recently for the Herefordshire Women in Business group, or WIB to their friends! Either the ladies were just terribly polite or it was a rousing success, hopefully the latter. This serves two, but the recipe easily scaled up for easy entertaining. Use Herefordshire cider and locally reared pork for a real local treat! Ingredients 450g/1lb pork tenderloin, cubed. 3 tbs flour 1 … Continue reading

A Rather Serious Cake

By fantastic guest chef Loopy Folkes This is a recipe for the chocolate lovers! It can be a serious pud or a cake for afternoon tea. It will last for three days or more, but I think you will find, the urge to have a sneaky slice every so often with a cup of coffee, means that it won’t last longer than a … Continue reading

Eggs Benedict Twyford Style

In aid of breakfast week, we’ve decided to share our all-time favourite breakfast. It takes a little preparation so might be best saved for a relaxing weekend morning. You will need: Muffins 4, cut in half Streaky bacon 2 slices each – grilled to a crisp Poached egg 1 or 2 each Butter for spreading 1 packet of spinach (200g) … Continue reading

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes

We’ve had some requests via social media about adding more gluten-free recipes, so we started with chocolate cupcakes – a basic essential! If there are any recipes you’d like us to feature do get in touch with us on Twitter or Facebook and we’ll try to oblige. For the cupcakes: 100g butter or margarine softened 100g muscovado sugar 100g self-raising … Continue reading

Bacon and Potato Hotpot

With the New Year inevitably comes the enforced January guilt. We weigh too much, we drink too much, we spend too much. I do weigh too much…but frankly I love food and it’s my go to comfort. I do drink too much…but again…I like it. So that leaves money. Well I don’t spend too much because it’s in very short … Continue reading

Chocolate Stout Cake with Hot Chocolate Sauce

Did you survive? Have you managed to recycle the mountain of wrapping paper, fought your way through twiddly bits of plastic coated wire that foil an impatient child’s attempt to grab the toy and immediately play with it? Have you consumed twice your own body weight in food and drunk enough to re-float the Titanic…me too! And did you think … Continue reading

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