Perfect Strawberry Jam, Betty Twyford

Perfect Strawberry Jam

Perfect Strawberry Jam, Betty Twyford   Ingredients 1kg fresh strawberries, hulled, rinsed and dried 1kg jam sugar 1 lemon – using the juice only. Method for perfect Strawberry Jam “The secret for a good set with Strawberry Jam is to use Jam sugar, and always match the weight of the Strawberries with the weight of… 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

Pineapple Cake


Remember the 1980’S ? This cake is still good! Ingredients 110g butter 110g dark brown sugar 175g self-raising flour ½ tsp. baking powder 1.4 tsp. ground allspice 2 eggs 3 tbsp. milk 110g glace pineapple, chopped 55g mixed peel Pineapple rings from a small tin Method Oven – Baking oven or roasting with cold shelf… Continue Reading

Apple, Pear and Meringue pie

apple, Pear and Meringue pie

Betty shares her mouthwatering recipe for an Apple, Pear and Meringue Pie.  Right, who’s for Apple Picking!! Come September there is usually a glut of apples and pears.  Do we bottle them, freeze them – no! we make a sinful and delicious dessert with light muscovado sugar and raisins or sultanas.  Topped with a crispy… Continue Reading

Valentines Chocolate Roulade (Or Death By Chocolate)

Valentine Dark chocolate roulade

All good resolutions are made to be broken occasionally, and I challenge the stoutest hearted of you to resist the following, tempting, and delicious rule breaker.  Valentines is an opportunity to throw caution to the wind, to let our steely resistance disappear, and to give our loved ones a chocolate heaven treat. George adores this… Continue Reading