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

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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

Red Onion and Brie Quiche


Ingredients Serves 10 225g/8 oz. short crust pastry 5 eggs beaten 300ml/½ pt. single cream 200g/7 oz. ripe Brie 3 red onions, sliced 100g/4 oz. grated Cheddar cheese, grated 2/3 tablespoons sweet red onion chutney Method Roll out the pastry and line a 25.5cm/10” flan tin. Spread the red onion chutney over the pastry base. Fry… Continue Reading

Zesty Flapjacks for the cake tin


Zesty Flapjacks for the cake tin if you are lucky! Fruity and Syrupy and delicious Ingredients 1 orange 1 lemon 125g raisins 125g golden syrup 175g salted butter 125g soft brown sugar 275g jumbo oats 100g plain flour 125 pine nuts 50 g dried cranberries Method If you’re not using an Aga preheat oven 160C/Gas… Continue Reading

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie

A recipe for Pumpkin Pie using condensed milk – it is gloriously sweet, and so a big dollop of double cream or natural yogurt to take away the sweetness is a must. With the advent of Halloween it is good to indulge occasionally! Ingredients For the pastry: 175g plain flour 100g butter chopped into small pieces 1 egg… Continue Reading

Broccoli and Stilton Soup

Broccoli and Stilton Soup

Broccoli and Stilton Soup – ideal for Christmas left overs! Ingredients to make Broccoli and Stilton Soup 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… Continue Reading

Pumpkin Risotto

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Ingredients 900g pumpkin, peeled and cut into cubes 60ml olive oil ½ tablespoon runny honey plus a little more for drizzling 850ml vegetable stock 2-3 celery sticks, finely chopped medium size leek, finely chopped 1 onion finely chopped 2 tbsps. frozen peas 1 tsp. ground ginger 220g Arborio Risotto rice 160ml white wine juice of half… Continue Reading

Pumpkin Soup


With autumn in the air our thoughts turn to heart-warming and comforting soups and what better way to celebrate scary HALLOWEEN with this delicious version of Pumpkin or Squash soup to keep the hunger monsters at bay! The following recipe is enough to feed 6 people, accompanied with crusty wholemeal bread and butter. Ingredients 1.5… Continue Reading

Betty’s Scones


Betty’s Scones Another scrummy recipe from Betty your Baking Lovely……. who can resist a cream tea with Betty’s scones Ingredients 450g (1lb) self-raising flour Rounded heaped tsp. baking powder 75g (3oz) butter 1oz of sugar 2 large free range eggs About 225ml (8fl oz) milk A pinch of salt Method Conventional oven – preheat to… Continue Reading