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The Best AGA Recipes for Lockdown

Posted on April 07, 2020 in AGA Recipes

With some staple foods being hard to get hold of, it’s becoming a bit of a challenge to keep the family fed and happy. To help you get through the lockdown with your sanity intact here are a few great AGA recipes that might offer you some extra variety.

Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables

While the shops are still filled with veggies, why not make some glorious roasted veg. You can roast pretty much any veg you fancy. They go great as a side for any meal, or you can use them as a filling for a pie or quiche.

Ingredients

  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 3 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • Black pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Salt

You can replace the following with any veg you can get your hands on, but we like;

  • 1 aubergine
  • 2 courgettes
  • 2 red peppers
  • 1 red onion.

Method

  1. Chop all you veg down to roughly the same size pieces.
  2. Place all the ingredients except the salt into a bowl. Use just enough olive oil to coat the veg and black pepper to your liking.
  3. Transfer the veg to a lined roasting pan and slide in the second set of runners in your roasting oven. Cook for 30 minutes or until the veg begins to brown. Season with salt before serving.

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Baking has gotten a little tricky with flour being harder to come by than gold dust. So, here’s a great recipe for a flourless chocolate cake. The results are decadent fudgy and rich. It’s sure to lift the mood of your household.

Ingredients

  • 200g butter
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon espresso
  • 6 eggs
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 70g cocoa powder
  • Allow the cake to cool before serving with creme fraiche and fruit.

Optional

1 orange

Creme fraiche (to serve with)

Pinch of salt

Method

  1. Grease and line a 23cm AGA cake tin.
  2. Melt together the butter, chocolate on the warming plate or AGA top plate. If you wish to, add a little orange zest until you get a flavour you like. Once melted stir in the espresso and then put aside to cool.
  3. In a clean mixing bowl, whisk the sugar and egg yolks until fluffy.
  4. Sift the cocoa powder into the mixing bowl and gently fold in. (Adding a small pinch of salt at this point can lift the final cake)
  5. In a clean mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks.
  6. Add the chocolate mixture to the egg yolk mixture and stir until combined.
  7. Gently fold in the egg whites to the cake mixture. When just combined pour the cake mix into the tin
  8. Bake. If you have a baking oven, place the cake on the grid shelf on the floor of the oven and cook for 40- 45 minutes. The cake is ready when a skewer comes out clean.

If you have a 2-oven AGA use the roasting oven, place a cold shelf on the second set of runners and place the cake on the grid shelf on the floor of the oven. Bake for 30minutes then replace the cold shelf with a large roasting tin and bake for a further 10 minutes.

Warming Veggie Chilli

This AGA recipe makes full use of the simmering oven, and if you’re too busy looking after the kids while they’re home from school, this is one you can pop into the simmering oven and concentrate on other things.

Ingredients

  • · 1 onion
  • · 2 cloves of chopped garlic
  • · A red pepper diced (small or chunky, as you prefer)
  • · 1 chilli finely chopped
  • · One diced sweet potato
  • · 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • · 400g tin of drained kidney beans
  • · 200g tin of drained sweetcorn
  • · 1 teaspoon each of dried thyme, ground cumin, paprika, salt and pepper.

Method

  1. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a casserole dish on the simmering plate.
  2. Add the onions, red pepper, potato, chilli and garlic and cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Add all of the other ingredients and heat until bubbling.
  4. Cover with the lid and place in the simmering over for at least an hour, so that the potato is soft.
  5. Transfer to the warming oven just before you want to serve it.
  6. Serve on its own or with rice, a jacket potato or salad.

If you have any questions about any specific recipes and how they might work on your AGA please get in touch and we'll try and help!