Daily Archives: 4 April 2011

Dairy Diary 2013

We here on the Dairy Diary team are already starting on the 2013 edition – can you believe it?

So, to us, not only are the months flying past as we make our way into April, but also the years.

Cutlers' Hall, SheffieldIf you are busy looking ahead to plan your wedding for 2012 you might like to know that the beautiful Syon Park, near Richmond in South West London, is opening up it’s diary dates for weddings and events. I admit I have never been, but it looks gorgeous! Perhaps a good place to take a picnic and walk through the lovely gardens if we have a much sought after spring weekend?

Instead of taking along some boring, dry sandwiches you could try making the Savoury Biscuits from the 2011 Dairy Diary, page 67. My husband had the good fortune to recipe test these, and they are incredibly moreish! Lovely with some cheese roulade or pate.

However, as I live in Sheffield and am married to a silversmith, I suspect I shall be spending at least part of my weekend touring the Cutler’s Hall in our City Centre as part of Galvanize Sheffield, a festival of contemporary metal design. If I am lucky I may get whisked off for a pub lunch afterwards… maybe I should make a batch of biscuits too for a light supper when we get back?

Have a great week

Karen
Dairy Diary Team

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Savoury Biscuits

What can be more delicious than freshly baked biscuits?

Stilton Savoury BiscuitsMakes 25
Time 35 mins
Calories 102 per biscuit
Fat 7g of which 2.8g is saturated
Suitable for freezing
Suitable for vegetarians

Plain flour 175g (6oz)
Mustard powder ½ tsp
Butter 50g (2oz)
Blue Stilton cheese 50g (2oz), crumbled
Cheddar 50g (2oz), grated
Crunchy peanut butter 175g (6oz)
Egg 1, beaten

1 Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Place flour and mustard in a bowl. Add butter and rub in until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

2 Stir cheeses into flour. Add peanut butter and egg and mix well.

3 Roll out on a floured surface to 0.5cm (¼in) thick. Cut assorted shapes out of dough.

4 Place on baking sheets and bake for 10-15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Serve warm or cold.

A Dairy Diary recipe.

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