Aga Bible

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Random House, Mar 31, 2012 - Cooking - 304 pages
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The Aga is much more than an oven: it's an icon. It's a statement. It's a way of life. Aga cookers have never been more popular, and the queen of Aga cookery is undoubtably Amy Willcock. Here is her definitive Aga Bible, with 300 classic, timeless recipes and bags of advice and tips for Aga owners.

Here are all the essential recipes that every Aga owner needs to know - from how to cook a full English breakfast on an Aga, making soups, cooking fish and roasting meats, through to baking pies, cakes and breads. The delicious family food includes Beef stroganoff, Steak, mushroom and horseradish pudding, and Bacon and egg pie, and there are stunning dinner-party recipes such as Rillettes of duck with toasted brioche, Chicken in Marsala with oranges and shallots and Parmigiano, thyme and rosemary risotto. Amy also tempts the tastebuds with a delectable range of desserts and cakes, including Raspberry souffles, Chocolate pecan tart and Lemon meringue cake. And there are 30 new and exclusive recipes, such as Moules marinieres, Crab and coconut soup and Apple and onion tart. All the recipes feature conventional cooking instructions, so even non-Aga owners can enjoy Amy's tasty dishes.


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list of recipes
About the Book
About the Author
aga basics
1 breakfasts
the full aga breakfast
aga kippers
spinach gratin
stirfried mushrooms
roasted garlic
roasted winter vegetables with rosemary and thyme
lentils with pine nuts lemon and mint
baked parsnips with apples
baked cornonthecob
roasted garlic butter

aga porridge
toasted bagel with smoked salmon poached egg and hollandaise sauce
aga yoghurt
baked eggs and bacon
aga french toast
panettone french toast
breakfast muffins
bacon fritters with maple syrup
popovers with fruit compote
oatmeal and cinnamon oven pancakes
pumpkin muffins
2 soups
aga stock
pancetta and chestnut soup
roasted vine tomato soup
sweetcorn and cheese chowder
bread and tomato soup
courgette soup
chilled broad bean and mint soup
roasted garlic and onion soup
butternut squash and ginger soup with parmesan croûtons
crab and coconut soup
split pea and ham soup
3 starters
rillettes of duck with toasted brioche
leeks vinaigrette
tuna pâté with ciabatta crostini and capers
prawn tempura
roasted root vegetable salad
garlic rouille
arbroath smokies with pernod and crème fraîche
flat bread with parma ham and taleggio
ovenbaked avocados
asparagus and mint mini frittatas
grilled tiger prawn and fennel salad
chicken liver pâté
potato pancakes with smoked salmon
baked camembert with walnut bread
crab soufflé
golden croustades
herbed popovers
4 poultry game
roast chicken
roast pheasant
roast partridge grouse woodcock snipe and quail
roast turkey
christmas cooking timetable
christmas day
christmas turkey
stirfried chicken with soba noodles
chicken roasted on freshly baked focaccia bread
herb roasted chicken with quince jelly thyme and rosemary sauce
thai green chicken
chicken in marsala wine with oranges and shallots
casseroled chicken legs with tarragon and crème fraîche
mapleglazed turkey with orange and herb stuffing
turkey burgers with tomato confit
crispy duck pancakes with plum sauce
spatchcock poussins with parsley and pinenut dressing
pheasant sausages
curried pheasant with apples and sultanas
roast partridge with foie gras and ovendried figs
panfried pigeon breasts with maltaise sauce
rabbit with garlic and lemon zest with tagliatelle
game pie
venison and chestnut casserole
5 meat
fillet of beef
calves liver and bacon
the ultimate roasted rib of beef
braised beef
spaghetti bolognese
brisket of beef with mustard sauce
beef stroganoff
cottage pie
steak sandwich with oven chips
traditional cornish pasties
steamed steak mushroom and horseradish pudding
braised lamb with prunes and apricots
herbcrusted loin of lamb
gigot boulangère
persian slowroasted shoulder of lamb
shepherds pie
grilled chump chops
grilled pork chops with honey and meaux mustard
ovenroasted spare ribs
balsamic pork roast
crackling roast pork
baked gammon with parsley sauce
parsley sauce
glazed ham for a crowd
veal cutlets with sage thyme and garlic butter
rack of veal with spring leeks
oldfashioned meatloaf
bacon and egg pie
sausages and mash
sausages with apples and smoked applewood cheese
italian sausages and peppers
toad in the hole
savoury roulade
salami olive and mozzarella calzone
cheats calzone
6 fish seafood
salmon wrapped in brioche
fillet of salmon with a basil bacon and sourdough crust
crab and chilli pasties
hot open salmon sandwich
trout with pine nuts
hot asian tuna salad
sea bass baked with green beans and anchovies
moules marinières
smoked fish pie
crab spring rolls with lemon oil
crab and cod kedgeree
cod with garlic shrimps
roast cod with lemon and rosemary vinaigrette
pancettawrapped prawns
prawn and pumpkin curry
scallops with peas à la française
7 vegetarian
alsatian potato torte
freeform roasted vegetable pie
baked eggs in beefsteak tomatoes
savoury egg meringue
parmigiano thyme and rosemary risotto
wild mushroom risotto with crispy sage leaves
baked root vegetable crumble with cucumber dressing
cheese and rice soufflé
macaroni cheese
fettuccine alfredo
lemon spaghetti
baked leek and squash frittata
tomato and gruyère tart
roasted vegetable tarte tatin
roasted beetroot pizza
pizza dough
pumpkin and taleggio calzone
apple and onion tart
ricotta torta
onion seed tart filled with asparagus and lemon
apricots with honey and goats cheese
broad beans with pasta and ricotta
roasted tomato tarts
pumpkin tarte tatin
8 accompaniments
roast potatoes
baked potatoes
mashed potatoes
dauphinoise potatoes
aga oven chips
warm new potatoes with pancetta and pine nuts
vichy carrots
braised red cabbage
sautéed courgettes with basil and mint
baked pumpkin with cream and gruyère cheese
lemon and thyme potato gratin
pistachio and apricot stuffing
pine nut and raisin pilaf
aga rice
aga polenta
baked polenta with garlic and parmesan
cous cous
yorkshire pudding
bread sauce
white sauce
hollandaise sauce
pomegranate glaze for roast turkey
bestever gravy
9 desserts
little lemon puddings
banana and cardamom tarte tatin
tarte tatin
apple pie
coconut rice pudding
open apple and pear pies
christmas pudding
christmas atholl brose
apple and almond pudding
panettone pudding
chocolate brioche pudding
orange pudding
lemon meringue pie
soft fruit soufflé
raspberry soufflés
poached pears with coffee
poached apricots and figs with honey and cinnamon
banana peach and rum crumble
chocolate pear crumble
chocolate mousse
plum crumble tart
pumpkin pie
coconut cream pie
sweet pastry
christmas pudding snow drift
bitter orange marmalade tart
rhubarb and orange blossom water clafoutis
rhubarb tart
roasted plums with nutty flapjack topping
ovenroasted fruit
damsons in distress
stuffed peaches
baked bananas
glazed passionfruit tart
christmas tart
lemon verbena baked custard
treacle tart
chocolate pecan pie
blueberry and frangipane tart
kashmir plums
10 cakes
the aga way of baking
classic chocolate cake
chocolate fruit cake
chocolate espresso fudge cake
chocolate hazelnut cake
chocolate roulade
gooey chocolate cake
slow oven chocolate cake
flourless chocolate cake
chocolate brownies
chocolate caramel brownies
chocolate and raspberry roulade
wheatfree chocolate sponge
allinone wheatfree sponge
coffee and almond sponge meringue
lemon meringue cake
sephardic orange cake
peach cake
bottled damson cake
plum cake
cherry and almond cake
sour cream cake
cider vinegar cheese cake
gingerbread cake
walnut and coffee sponge cake
treacle tea cake
apple cake
lemon squares
allinone victoria sponge cake
cup cakes
peanut butter cup cakes
fairy cakes
carrot cake cup cakes
celebration fruit cake
simnel cake
carrot cake
classic scones
cheddar and mango chutney scone traybake
buttermilk scones
gorgonzola scones
icings and fillings
peanut butter cream icing
buttercream icing
walnut filling
chocolate cake icing
chocolate cream cheese icing
11 biscuits
chocolate chip cookies for the christmas tree
shortbread biscuits
russian shortcake
pecan shortbread squares
chocolate almond caramel bars
chocolate chip biscotti
chocolate peanut butter cookies
oatmeal and coconut bars
yo yo biscuits
magic bars
cheese biscuits
olive orange and rosemary biscotti
cheese sticks
bread sticks
12 breads
breadmaking tip
focaccia bread
rye bread
refrigerator white bread
apricot and hazelnut bread
standard white bread
chocolate bread
walnut and raisin bread
onion and parma ham bread
stuffed olive focaccia bread
banana teabread
courgette teabread
chocolate chip tea cake
banana and walnut muffins
healthy heavy muffins
banana and chocolate chip muffins
pumpkin apple streusel muffins
cranberry orange and pecan muffins
13 preserves
aga preserving
cranberry and walnut sauce
tomato and chilli chutney
prune and apple chutney
apple sage and mint jelly
red onion confit
seville orange marmalade
strawberry jam
blackberry butter
pomegranate molasses
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About the author (2012)

Amy Willcock writes monthly columns for Homes and Gardens and The Shooting Gazette, holds regular entertaining, cookery and Aga workshops around the UK, has two young children, a husband, various animals and is the author of five Aga cookery books, plus a book on how to run a B&B. Living on the Isle of Wight also means endless weekend entertaining, washing up and lots of lovely cooking!

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