Category Archives: Christmas

Festive Christmas Entertaining with Penny Zako

Festive Christmas Entertaining We held a wonderful Festive christmas Entertaining Demonstration in our massive showroom at Twyford Cookers. 32 guests arrived and were treated to festive drinks and ginger biscuits and brownies cooked by Lisa Caldicott, who has revealed to us all, she is a quality cook. However, Penny Zako, AGA Queen and ace demonstrator and cook, arrived to treat … Continue reading

AGA Portmeirion cookware for Christmas

Festive Christmas Entertaining on the AGA

Festive Christmas Entertaining on the AGA We are delighted to welcome Penny Zako as our host and demonstrator for this years Christmas Entertaining Demonstration Penny develops fresh and modern festive recipes using key pieces from the new AGA cookshop collection She will demonstrate how to bake a boxed Camembert with gin and orange cranberries.   Toasted Focaccia dipping fingers accompany this … Continue reading

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Chocolate and Pear tartlets

I originally submitted this recipe to Live 24seven magazine for a Christmas edition, being ever so slightly sick of traditional Christmas type recipes. They are in fact suitable for any occasion (ok probably not a nut free/sugar free Vegan/ gluten intolerant convention…but anything else!)   You can make this as one large tart as shown here….either way delicious!   Chocolate … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Stars….good for decorating your tree at Christmas!

Gingerbread stars   Ingredients 350g/12oz plain flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 2 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground cinnamon 125g/4½oz butter 175g/6oz soft brown sugar 1 free-range egg 4 tbsp golden syrup To decorate 150g/5oz white chocolate, melted Any cake sparkles you might like Method Break the chocolate up into a bowl and place on the back of the … Continue reading

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Favourite mango sausages

Favourite mango sausages   These are so easy. All you need are your favourite sausages. For us we get our butcher to make his famous Weobley whoppers up into smaller less whopperish versions. Cocktail sausages are perfect for this. 1 jar of mango chutney 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds   Line a roasting tin with bake o glide or baking … Continue reading

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Showing off…

I was asked if we could host a charity morning here at our showroom. A shopping event for lots of women and providing mince pies, tea and a big welcome. We can do that said I! It was mooted that as we are rather busy perhaps I should go to the supermarket and purchase said mince pies. I looked suitably … Continue reading

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Simple Christmas Chocolate Roulade.

This article appeared in Welsh Border Life this December…I thought I’d share it here too. Christmas time…mistletoe and wine… This Christmas I am that person I usually love to hate. That organised, already wrapped my presents in November, cooked ahead and frozen, smug, sanctimonious person we all know. That’s me now! And it feels GOOD! I’m twiddling my thumbs somewhat … Continue reading

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Game Pie for Christmas Entertaining

This is a sensational and impressive dish to lay at the centre of your Christmas table and is wonderful to eat on Boxing Day after a bracing walk!  Lay the table with Betty Twyfords Audrey table cloth and napkins if you wish to look really Christmasy…   Betty’s Recipe for Game Pie for the AGA (Inspired by Dawn Roads) To … Continue reading

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Christmas Words

The magic surrounding Christmas is ever present at this time of year. It may be our memory of childhood past that can bring a mixture of nostalgia and longing for those innocent , Christmassy days from long ago. Creating a delicious Christmas feast for family is a joy, even when we are tired and a little frustrated at the ‘cost’ … Continue reading

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A Simple but delicious Sherry Trifle for Christmas

BETTY’S RECIPE FOR SHERRY TRIFLE A large Jam Swiss Roll A packet of Raspberry Jelly A punnet of frozen or fresh Raspberries 2 tablespoons of Raspberry jam, warmed for spreading  A  glug of Sherry A carton of creamy custard A sprinkling of almond slices toasted in the AGA 1pt of double cream whipped   Method Melt the jelly in ½ … Continue reading

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