Category Archives: Christmas

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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Cheats Beef Wellington

Here is an idea – why not cheat this Christmas? BEEF WELLINGTON MINUS THE HIGH COST Buy a joint of rolled Sirloin of Beef, weighing about 1.36 kilos (3lbs) tied with string. Buy a punnet of ordinary mushrooms and be daring, use a clove of garlic as well. Buy a packet of puff pastry from your favourite supermarket. Take some … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Chocolate Christmas Pudding

Ingredients 6 oz (175g) mixed dried sour cherries, blueberries and raisins Grated rind of an orange 3 tbsp brandy ¼ pint (150ml) double cream 12 oz (375g) plain chocolate 7oz (200g) pack cream cheese 4 oz (110g) ratafia biscuits To serve: ¼ pint (150ml) double cream 2 tbsp grated chocolate Method Grease (or line with cling film) a 1½ pint … Continue reading

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