Category Archives: Recipes

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

Delicious Aga Yoghurt

Bacon and eggs are out for the summer at least and fresh, virtuous fruit and live yoghurt is in. I’m attempting to wean my 12YO off sugary breakfast cereals, scotch pancakes with syrup and toast lathered with jam for breakfast. This is no easy task as (apart from the sugary cereals) I am very partial to the aforementioned myself. My … Continue reading

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

Zesty Fruity Flapjacks

Zesty Fruity Flapjacks   1 orange 1 lemon 100g raisins 100g sunflower seeds 50g almonds chopped 100g dried mango 3 bulbs of ginger from a jar 1 tbsp syrup from the jar of ginger 200g butter 100g soft brown sugar 100g golden syrup 250g jumbo oats 100g plain flour   Feel free to add or substitute different fruits and nuts…pine … Continue reading

Smoked Salmon Blinis

Smoked Salmon and horseradish Blinis   Ingredients 115g/4oz self-raising  flour 2tsp caster sugar 1 large free-range egg 110ml/4fl oz milk Small handful of fresh chives Small packet of smoked salmon 3 tbsp of horseradish sauce 1 200ml tub of crème fraiche 1 lemon   Method Mix the horseradish sauce and crème fraiche together in a bowl. Set aside in the … Continue reading

Multi-coloured, multi-layered cake

Multi-Layer, Multi Colour Eyes Bigger Than your Belly Cake!   (Just a little caveat…I wrote this up for a magazine over a year ago and we have now hit 12 and High school….all is as I thought it would be! Gah!) I have a daughter who is just about to wave goodbye to 10 and embrace eleven years old. There … Continue reading

Rice Krispie Goo cakes

July is almost here… That means school holidays. This could mean day trips to the beach, long country rambles with picnics stowed in beautifully co-ordinated picnic hampers (or in my case my daughters beaten up old ruck sack that she is too cool to wear now but is too useful to throw out). OR it could mean the inevitable wet … Continue reading

Sue’s Banana, Date and Cashew Bars

May saw the opening of our new showroom, commonly known amongst the staff as the’ Betty Room’. It is in fact a cookware/homewares showroom/shop (I think I have all bases covered there!) My contribution to these open days and big events in the Twyford’s calendar is as always food. Generally loaded with calories and I like to think tasting delicious. … Continue reading

Luscious Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd Ingredients 100g (4oz) butter 225g (8oz) castor sugar 3 lemons 3 eggs   Method   Place a really clean jam jar in the simmering oven of the AGA. Once it is hot remove from the oven and melt the butter in the jar and return to the simmering oven. Break the eggs into a bowl and beat them. … Continue reading

We are here! May has arrived… …and with it the realisation that our months of planning, shifting, pleading, (bribing builders with bacon sandwiches) sawing and banging will finally stop. The showroom is almost ready! We will soon be able to boast a Rayburn Heat Centre, with fully operational Rayburn in a beautiful kitchen setting so you can see and taste all … Continue reading

Simnel Cake … for Easter!

Simnel Cake   I’m a keen baker of Simnel Cake. Truthfully the kids are not that bothered with fruit cake but for me this signals the start of Spring. I know other people look at the bulbs pushing through, lambs pushing out etc, etc . I do too but my internal calendar is punctuated with recipes. Simnel cake is a … Continue reading