Sausage Plait

  INGREDIENTS 8 x good quality sausages, outdoor reared 1 x large apple, peeled and chopped 1 x red onion, diced Short crust pastry 2 x tbsp. red onion chutney 1 x free-range egg, beaten METHOD If not using an AGA, preheat your oven to 220/200 degrees C/fan/gas mark 7 Split the sausage skins along… Continue Reading

Chunky Chocolate Brownies by Elley

chunky chocolate brownies

Chunky Chocolate Brownies by Elley For the Brownies you will need:- 175g/6oz plain chocolate (at least 70 percent cocoa solids) 175g/6oz organic salted butter 3 large free-range eggs o 225g/8oz caster sugar ½ tsp vanilla extract 115g/4oz self-raising flour 50g/2oz chopped hazelnuts 50g/2oz dried cranberries Makes 12 METHOD 1. If not using an Aga, preheat… Continue Reading

Pork in Cider prepared by Betty Twyford

pork in cider

  PORK IN CIDER We consider Pork in Cider is a delicious partnership as we love to use the combination of sweet and savoury to tempt our taste buds. Apples with pork you may ask? Our opinion is they go together like peaches and cream. Using Rosemary in this dish will add another dimension to… Continue Reading

Chilli Salmon with Courgette Pilaf


  It is called Chilli Salmon with Courgette Pilaf and it serves 4 225g/8 oz. Basmati rice 2 tsp. olive oil 1 onion peeled and finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed, 1 small lemon, sliced 600 ml/1 pt. vegetable stock 4 boneless and skinless salmon fillets 4 tsp. sweet chilli sauce 3 tsp…. Continue Reading

Ferrero Rocher Roulade

Ferrero Rocher Roulade Recipe

Betty’s kitchen is buzzing as we all probe into the inner depths of our resources to find the perfect recipe for Christmas entertaining. Without doubt it has to be EASY PEASY, because the call on our cooking skills is paramount at this time of year. The minute we have finished negotiating our way through Halloween… Continue Reading

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