Category Archives: Recipes

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

Women in Business Lunch 11/11/15 : The recipe

Every month on the second Tuesday we have the pleasure of cooking for this regions Women in Business. They are always very affirming of our efforts and we come away exhausted but glowing, congratulating ourselves on a job well done. I thought you would like this months recipe for Vegetarian lasagne… so here it is!     Vegetarian Lasagne Ingredients … Continue reading

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

Chicken, Ham and Leek Pie

Ingredients for the short crust pastry I made a large quantity because I wanted to make a deep pie in a square fruit cake tin. I lined the tin in bake o glide which is a silicone baking sheet, which I cut to fit. 1lbs 8oz/700g plain flour 12oz/350g butter Tsp mixed dried herbs Pinch of salt and pepper Ingredients … Continue reading

Baked Alaska

I produced my first Baked Alaska when I was a very young and naïve cook working in our first restaurant in North Devon. If you can, cast your mind back to 1975 – our restaurant has been created on a shoe string, with both patrons literally removing walls, and plastering walls and inserting floors along with painting and decorating to … Continue reading

Doughnut Cupcakes

So we arrived at the first ‘I’m borrrreeed’ day of the summer holiday. It hasn’t taken long, I sighed. “Well my lovely, you will have to come and be bored with me at work. I have to do a bit of baking in the showroom.” “Can I help, Mum?” “Ok” I agreed. “Let’s make it more interesting. Whatever is in … 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

Chili Salmon with Courgette Pilaf

Serves 4 Ingredients 225g / 8 oz basmati rice 2 tsp olive oil 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 1 small lemon 600 ml / 1 pt vegetable stock 4 boneless and skinless salmon fillets 4 tsp sweet chilli sauce 3 tsp chopped coriander leaves freshly ground pepper 4 courgettes, chopped Method Heat the … Continue reading

Black Olive Focaccia

Ingredients 250g / 9 oz plain white strong flour 1x 7g sachet easy blend dried yeast ½ tsp salt 2 tbsp olive oil 180 ml / 6 fl oz warm water For the topping shredded zest and juice of 2 lemons 2 cloves garlic, chopped 3 sprigs fresh rosemary 4 tbsp olive oil 150g / 5 ½ oz dry -cured … Continue reading



Serves 10 Ingredients 8 oz shortcrust pastry 5 eggs beaten ½ pt single cream 7 oz ripe Brie 3 red onions, sliced 4 oz grated Cheddar cheese, grated Method Roll out the pastry and line a 10 in flan tin. Fry the onions in a little butter until tender and allow to cool. Place on the base of the pastry. … Continue reading