Recipe of the Week: No-Bake Cheesecake

No-bake Nutty Chocolate Cheesecake

No-Bake Cheesecake

I wrote this recipe for my husband who adores cheesecake but rarely has it as I’m not usually a fan.

However, with the addition of Snickers bars; I’m now a cheesecake convert!

RECIPE

 

Did you know…

Cheesecake is believed to have originated in ancient Greece. In fact, a form of cheesecake may have been served to the athletes during the first Olympic Games held in 776 B.C. to give them energy. Greek brides of the era also cooked and served cheesecake to their wedding guests.

In “The Oxford Companion to Food,” editor Alan Davidson notes that cheesecake was mentioned in Marcus Porcius “Cato’s De re Rustica” around 200 BCE and that Cato described making his cheese libum (cake) with results very similar to modern cheesecake. The Romans spread the tradition of cheesecake from Greece across Europe. Centuries later, cheesecake appeared in America, with a variety of regional recipes brought over by immigrants.

When people think of cheesecake today, it’s most often associated with a product that has a cream cheese base. Cream cheese was invented in 1872 by American dairyman William Lawrence of Chester, New York, who accidentally stumbled on a method of producing cream cheese while trying to reproduce a French cheese called Neufchâtel.

Taken from The History of Cheesecake and Cream Cheese by Mary Bellis

 

 

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Helping to reduce plastic

Dairy Diary Shopping Bag

Doing a bit for the environment needn’t be difficult – here are two easy ways to help

New for this year, a gorgeous cotton shopping bag to match your Dairy Diary!

Taking a reusable bag with you and opting out of using plastic carrier bags is easy (and stylish too if you buy one of these!)

It’s roomy enough for a few impromptu purchases or groceries, but it folds flat so that you can carry it in your handbag.

Shopping Bag

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Switch to glass milk bottles

And, of course, if you would like your milk in glass rather than plastic, get a milkman.

Find a milkman

Simply go to findmeamilkman.net and you can find a local delivery.

They will sell Dairy Diaries too. Win win!

 

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We need your help

A Zest For Life cookbook cover designs

Cookbook cover survey

 

Our next cookbook, A Zest For Life, is almost ready to print; but first, we need your help to choose the cover!

If you have a couple of minutes to spare, please take the survey and choose your favourite.

One lucky respondent will receive a cookbook of their choice from Dairy Diary.co.uk

 

 

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Autumn Traditions

Hedgehog in Autumn

We all enjoy Christmas traditions, but I suspect that many of us have our own autumn traditions too.


Seasonal changes and events are an integral part of our countryside and also the British psyche.

As a child apple-bobbing was a ubiquitous game at each of every one of my birthday parties. I’m not sure if any of us enjoyed it that much but, well, it was tradition!

Bobbing Apples Cake

Nowadays, I am far more tempted by the Apple-Bobbing Cake from the 2020 Dairy Diary.

The autumn season usually begins with the packing away of summer clothes and the polishing of boots. The flame-coloured foliage and walks in the crisp autumn sunshine is, in my opinion, ones of life’s greatest joys.

And I relish the time when we have candles lit in an evening. It creates cosiness like nothing else.

 

When the clocks change, we rush to my parents’ house in the hope of seeing one of their prickly nocturnal visitors.

They often have a procession of hedgehogs eager to stock up on mealworms before their winter sleep.

Unlike the hedgehog, our slow cooker comes out of hibernation and resides on the kitchen worktop in October. Sundays see the aroma of many offerings from said gadget.

One of our new favourites is the ox cheeks recipe from the next Dairy Diary. It’s so flavourful and just melts-in-the-mouth. You can cook it in the oven too.

 

Slow Spiced Ox Stew

Slow-Braised Ox Cheeks

 


 

Dairy Diary 2020And, of course, autumn just wouldn’t be the same without the Dairy Diary.

It’s the traditional time to order so why not do so now?

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The gorgeous new Dairy Diary Set!

Dairy Diary Set 2020

Have you seen this year’s Dairy Diary Set?

 

It is just lovely and, of course, really useful too.

 

Dairy Diary 2020, Pocket Diary & Notebook Set

 

It comprises the Dairy Diary, which is, of course, an absolute essential, plus a Pocket Diary for your handbag and also a Notebook, each with a matching pen attached.

 

Pocket Diary 2020 & Notebook Set

 

This year the Pocket Diary has a stunning wipe-clean cover featuring purple thistles. It has a practical week-to-view format and it is crammed with useful info that you may need when you’re out and about.

The matching pen is attached with an elastic loop, so it’s always to hand.

2020 Pocket Diary & Notebook Set

The Notebook cover perfectly complements the Pocket Diary and it also has a matching pen and pen loop.

Its spiral-bound pages feature feint lines and there’s a handy pocket at the back. Finally, it’s finished with another elastic to keep everything together.

 

For only £10.99 this Set is an absolute bargain!

 

Click here to order or to find out more.

 

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Enter our fantastic new competition

Win a fabulous Fortnum & Mason Piccadilly Hamper

You could win a fabulous Fortnum & Mason hamper worth £100 (whit woo).


This month we have really gone to town with our competition!

The Piccadilly Hamper includes the finest examples of breakfast teas, coffees, tipples, marmalades, preserves, condiments, biscuits and chocolates – all picked, packed and ready for a decadent feast.

Hamper contents:
Fortnum’s Piccadilly Wholegrain Mustard
Breakfast Blend Coffee
Piccadilly Dressing
Musical Piccadilly Biscuit Selection Tin
Royal Blend Tea, Loose Leaf Caddy
Fortnum’s Piccadilly Piccalilli
Apricot Preserve
Sir Nigel’s Marmalade
Traditional Shortbread Fingers
Marc de Champagne Truffles

The basket and tins are just so gorgeous that you’ll keep them long after the contents have been consumed. A real wow for your kitchen.

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