Daily Archives: 20 September 2010

Take the 30 Minute Challenge

Autumn begins this week and the nights will start to draw-in.

When you get home from a long day at work or a busy day out, the last thing you feel like doing is spending hours in the kitchen.

That doesn’t mean to you have to eat tasteless and expensive convenience food though – a humble baked potato or creamy omelette can be whipped up in minutes. Our brand new cookbook Good Food, Fast provides a wealth of delicious weekday meals that can be prepared and cooked in half an hour or less.


Katy Hackforth

Take the 30 minute challenge!

Try our new book and see how long your chosen recipe takes.

We would love to see your results.

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These three of our consumers did…..

Katy Hackforth:

Pear-and-Banana-Granola-Crumble“The day after we had had a horrendous 9 hr delay coming home from holiday my Mum and Dad asked us to go for Sunday tea! I said I would contribute by doing a pudding. It was 10 past 5 and we said we would be there for 6 – great opportunity to test the speedy recipes! I chose the Pear and Banana Granola Crumbles which said took 25 mins and served 4 – Perfect! I had all the ingredients bar the granola (sent James to the shop whilst preparing the other ingredients). So easy to make, just chopped all the fruit and put into ramekins with orange juice – topped with granola and butter mixture and in the oven for 15 mins! So simple that I decided we could have a three course meal and that I would make a starter.

I chose Leek, Potato and Bacon soup as again I already had all the ingredients from our post holiday supermarket shop! Chopped all the ingredients (modified slightly as we only had baby new potatoes rather than 1 medium sized), sautéed together with some butter, added stock and left to simmer. (Meanwhile getting the completed pudding out of the oven)! After 15 mins, blended it all together, added some milk and that was that! Soup was enjoyed by all even William (age 1), lamb dinner cooked by my Dad was followed by the Pear and Banana Crumbles with custard! Yum!”

Claire Nadin:

Tomato-soup-with-pesto-cream“We did two – Tomato Soup with Pesto Cream and Speedy Beef Stroganoff.

Both took exactly 30 mins. Both were very easy to make and were tasty. The recipes are ideal for midweek healthy teas!”

Gudrun Waskett:

Thai Spinach & Potato Soup“Today I made the Thai Spinach & Potato Soup. It was easy to make and easily feeds 2 – 3 people. It took slightly longer than 25 min as the potatoes took a bit longer.

But after 30 min I was finished and Mark was pleased to get some proper dinner. Even so he would have preferred it with Chicken but I liked the veggie option! I will definitely make it again.

Thanks for the cookbook. It gave me some good ideas.”

Win a copy of Good Food, Fast Dairy Cookbook

Win a copy of Good Food, Fast Dairy Cookbook

Win a copy of Good Food, Fast Dairy Cookbook

Good Food, Fast is packed with delicious, stress-free recipes that can be whipped up in just 30 minutes or less!

With 116 recipes that cleverly use store-cupboard staples as well as combinations of fresh and frozen ingredients, Good Food, Fast ensures you can create something tempting even under pressure. Great if unexpected guests have dropped in or your day has not quite gone to plan.

Click here to enter the prize draw.

Good Food, Fast Dairy Cookbook is priced at £9.99 (plus £2 P&P).

To order a copy or for further information call 0845 0948 128, speak to your local milkman, or visit www.dairydiary.co.uk


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