Dipped Strawberry delights… Wimbledon indulgences

Dipped Strawberry Delights   Summer and a giddy round of entertaining is here! Oh how I love the longer days, white wine, strawberries, Wimbledon….SUNSHINE! Is a whoop! Whoop! too much? How about these for a super easy desert or just as an accompaniment to Champagne on the terrace with the girlies? 450g Strawberries 100g dark chocolate 100g milk chocolate 100 … 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

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

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

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

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes

We’ve had some requests via social media about adding more gluten-free recipes, so we started with chocolate cupcakes – a basic essential! If there are any recipes you’d like us to feature do get in touch with us on Twitter or Facebook and we’ll try to oblige. For the cupcakes: 100g butter or margarine softened 100g muscovado sugar 100g self-raising … Continue reading

Chocolate Stout Cake with Hot Chocolate Sauce

Did you survive? Have you managed to recycle the mountain of wrapping paper, fought your way through twiddly bits of plastic coated wire that foil an impatient child’s attempt to grab the toy and immediately play with it? Have you consumed twice your own body weight in food and drunk enough to re-float the Titanic…me too! And did you think … Continue reading

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