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Category Archives: Teatime – Refreshments


TAKE …….. 5 eggs, 150g Caster sugar 150g plain flour 100g white chocolate 550ml cream 450g strawberries 225g raspberries A few blueberries 1tbsp elderflower cordial 225g plain chocolate Grease and line a 10” round cake tin and set the two quantities of chocolate in bowls onto the back of the Aga to melt.  Break the eggs into a large bowl … Continue reading


Elderflower Cordial on the AGA

Ingredients 30 elderflower heads 1.7litres (3pts) boiling water 900g (2lb) caster sugar 50g (2oz) citric acid (available from chemists) 2 unwaxed oranges, sliced 3 unwaxed lemons, sliced Method Gently rinse over the elderflowers to remove any dirt or little creatures.  Using the Aga kettle, boil three pints water and pour over the sugar in a large mixing bowl and leave … Continue reading

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Ginger Sparkle

Ingredients 1 measure rooibos tea steeped vodka Splash of dry vermouth 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated ginger 2 teaspoons agave syrup Cloudy lemonade Method Begin by making Trumpers Rooibos Tea Steeped Vodka. Simply add 6 teaspoons of Rooibos tea to a 750ml bottle of vodka. Allow to steep for up to 8 hours. Invert the bottle occasionally to let the leaves … Continue reading

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