Glorious Baked Alaska – Betty style

Glorious baked Alaska by Betty Twyford

GLORIOUS BAKED ALASKA BETTY STYLE You will need A 1.136 litre (2 pint) pudding Basin, lined with Cling film 1 – 1.5 litres of Ice cream (to fill the selected size of your basin) A sponge disc cooked by you in a 20cm (8”) sandwich tin preferably with a removable base Recipe for Sponge 100g… Continue Reading

Sugar-Free Courgette Cake

Flowers on cake on stand

This recipe for courgette cake is simply delicious. Also, by avoiding the use of eggs and nuts, it may be ideal for some people with allergies, as well as those keen to avoid sugar. Ingredients: 200g (7oz) butter 300g (10.5oz) plain flour 2 tsp. bicarbonate of soda 1 250g jar of sugar free apricot jam 500g (1lb… Continue Reading

Sugar-free Carrot Cake

sugar free carrot cake

A sugar-free take on the traditional carrot cake. Top with a zingy orange cream cheese frosting for a tasty treat. This cake when served as 12 portions provides 277 kcal, 7g protein, 14.5g carbohydrate (of which 5.5g sugars), 22g fat (of which 6g saturates), 1.5g fibre and 0.5g salt per slice. Ingredients 150g/5½oz self-raising flour… Continue Reading

Celebration Cake


Celebration Cake Use this proportion of ingredients – double or treble up depending how many layers you wish to construct. Ingredients 4oz Self Raising flour (or plain flour use 1tsp baking powder with plain flour) 4oz Caster Sugar 4 eggs Lots of double cream White chocolate, to taste Method If you don’t have an AGA,… Continue Reading

Christmas Pudding

Xmas Jacqui - Christmas pudding in muslin

I stumbled across this recipe, and it is so easy, you don’t need kitchen scales or any elaborate soaking and mixing (though you could soak the fruit in rum or brandy the night before you mix). It is all done in cups, so chose your cup and off you go. Ingredients 1 cup raisins 1… Continue Reading

Strawberry Tart – re cipe

recipe for Strawberry Tart

Recipe for Strawberry Tart Ingredients For the pastry: 300g plain flour 80g caster sugar 125g salted butter 1 egg yolk ½ teaspoon of cinnamon 150ml cold water For the custard: ½ ltr of semi skimmed milk 1 vanilla pod, split lengthways 130g caster sugar 4 eggs 4 tablespoons plain flour Topping: 400g Strawberries, washed, stalks… Continue Reading

Summer Fruits Cake

summer fruits cake

BEWARE THIS CAKE IS DANGEROUS! Ingredients 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 Method Grease and line a 10” round cake tin and set the two quantities of chocolate in bowls onto the back of the… Continue Reading

Lemon, Almond and Honey Cake

Homemade lemon cake with nuts

Ingredients 225g butter, softened 225g caster sugar 4 medium organic eggs 30g organic self- raising flour 35g polenta 200g ground almonds 1 tsp. baking powder, pinch of salt 3 tablespoons runny honey zest of 2 lemons and the juice of 1 lemon Method Cream together the softened butter with the sugar and beat in the four… Continue Reading

Carrot & Orange Cake


Carrot & Orange Cake Betty brings you Carrot & Orange Cake.  An alternative Christmas Cake? or just something to completely spoil yourself with… Ingredients 250g Self-raising flour 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 350g caster sugar 4 eggs 300ml vegetable oil 300g grated carrots 1 large orange 120g chopped walnuts Cream cheese icing: 225g cream cheese 110… Continue Reading