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Category Archives: Season – Autumn

Broccoli and Stilton Soup

Ingredients 2 oz / 50g butter 2 large onions 1lb 5oz / 600 g broccoli, trimmed 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp nutmeg 2 pts / 1.2 litres weak vegetable stock or chicken stock 3 tbsp double cream 5oz / 150g blue Stilton and crumbled Method Melt the butter and sauté the chopped onion in a large casserole or saucepan … Continue reading


Apple, Pear and Meringue pie

Betty shares her mouthwatering recipe for an Apple, Pear and Meringue Pie.  Right, who’s for Apple Picking!! Ingredients: For the pastry: 2oz ground almonds 8oz plain flour 1tsp ground cinnamon 1tbsp caster sugar 5oz butter 1 egg yolk Splash of cold water For the filling: 8 large cooking apples, peeled and cored 8 pears, peeled and cored 1-2tbsp raisins (to … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Fries

There are few things I love more than being on holiday.   There is a sense of freedom, away from the everyday problems that life will inevitably bring, which brings a feeling of gay abandon.  It is with this spirit that George and I are doing rather a lot of eating out, and I just have to share an AMAZING … Continue reading


Raspberry Sponge Cake

Ingredients 200g butter 200g caster sugar 150g self raising flour 50g ground almonds 4 standard eggs, beaten 2 tsp baking powder Whipped cream Raspberry jam Raspberries METHOD Line two 24cm AGA sandwich tins with greased greaseproof paper. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Slowly beat in the eggs, adding a tablespoon of the almonds with the last … Continue reading

Raspberry Sponge

George’s Favourite Tomato Soup

Ingredients 1lb/450g Ripe Tomatoes Or 1 med Tin 1 Onion sliced 1 Carrot sliced 1/2 stick celery diced 1oz/25g butter 1oz/25g flour 1pt/600ml water Bay Leaf 1tsp Sugar pinch of ground mace/nutmeg 3tbsp cream Chopped parsley 1tsp arrowroot Salt & pepper to taste METHOD If using fresh tomatoes roughly chop them. Melt the butter in a medium pan; add the … Continue reading

George's Tomato Soup

Betty’s Green Tomato Chutney

Ingredients 2 kg’s Green tomatoes 4 good sized Bramley apples 1 kg Soft brown sugar 1 Litre malt vinegar A child’s hand of root ginger 6 Red chillies 250g Raisins 600g Shallots 2 tsp salt 3 Good cloves of garlic METHOD Peel and chop everything very small, except for the chillies and ginger – keep both of these whole. Put … Continue reading

Betty Twyford Goose cook