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AGA recipes from the AGA experts at AGA Twyford and our very own Domestic Goddess, Betty Twyford.

Courgette, Brie and Red Pepper muffins

Courgette, Brie and Red Pepper Muffins By now dear readers we are in the middle of a heat wave…right? Long summer days, with little to do but pack picnics, take the kids/loved ones/prospective loved ones that you are trying to impress/just yourself because everyone else is vastly irritating (even the dogs) and walk the hills, head to the beach or … Continue reading

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red pepper, brie, courgette savoury muffins

Let them eat Sweets (they have to make them)

How are the holidays going? Have you made it to the beach? Most importantly is the weather being kind to you and are the children driving you nuts? I have a plan for you – Open a sweet shop! This will involve planning…on their part. Firstly may I humbly suggest you pick a charity to benefit from the sale of … Continue reading

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sweet shop

Carrot Cake – healthy eating?

Carrot Cake 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 a brilliant cook but *whispers* she’s never … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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

Christmas Entertaining – boxed Camembert with an orange cranberry infusion

Christmas Entertaining – boxed Camembert with an orange cranberry infusion Christmas Entertaining always brings with it a degree of finding something different and may I say, easy to produce. When Penny demonstrated to our Christmas audience in our lovey showroom they were intrigued by this idea.  So here it is:- Boxed baked camembert with gin and orange cranberries, toasted focaccia … Continue reading

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boxed camembert christmas entertaining