Daily Archives: 21 March 2011

British Summertime begins on Sunday

Isn’t it funny how excited some of us get about the clocks changing?

British Summer Time beginsWhen the clocks ‘spring’ forward one hour on Sunday 27 March (1.00 am to 2.00 am) we have to adjust to darker mornings again – but how lovely it is to re-claim the evenings.

If only I could encourage my husband to finish off our patio, so that I could sit outside admiring the spring bulbs that defy my bad gardening and come up year after year.

While it is still too wet for me to sit outside, I will widen my baking skills. Having flicked through the Dairy Diary I have spotted a recipe for Oaty Fudge Treats on page 91. It sounds healthy and there’s no cooking involved, so it will probably be ideal to try out with my little one’s help, to distract them from the lighter evenings and the muddy garden that is becoming ever-more alluring as Spring blooms.

Dairy Diary Team


Oaty Fudge Treats is taken from Dairy Diary 2011.

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Oaty Fudge Treats

Irresistible treats that disappear in minutes

Oaty Fudge TreatsMakes 36
Time 10 mins
Calories 110 per portion
Fat 3g of which 0.9g is saturated
Suitable for vegetarians
Suitable for freezing

Milk 150ml (¼ pint)
Brown sugar 450g (1lb)
Butter 15g (½oz)
Salt pinch
Vanilla essence ½ tsp
Crunchy peanut butter 175g (6oz)
Porridge oats 110g (4oz)
No added sugar muesli 110g (4oz)
Glacè cherries 75g (3oz), chopped

1 Place milk, sugar, butter, salt and vanilla essence in a pan and bring up to boil, stirring. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat.

2 Add peanut butter and stir, then add all remaining ingredients and mix well. Place spoonfuls of mixture into petit four cases and leave to set.

Recipe taken from Dairy Diary 2011.

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