Daily Archives: 9 July 2012

Competition | Win a Cocktail Kit

Competition | Win cocktail kit

Win a fabulous Cocktail Kit and 150 Party Drinks Book.

No fun party is complete without cocktails! Which is why this Cocktail Kit has been specially chosen so you have all the essentials you need to mix up a variety of cocktails and deal with any drink request!

This fun set contains the 150 Party Drinks Book, an easy to follow cocktail recipe guide with colour images.

To help get you mixing we’ve included a Manhattan Cocktail Shaker with built in strainer, a Wooden Muddler for crushing cocktail ingredients, a Freeflow Pourer and and Jigger Spirit Measure for serving spirits and a Twisted Mixing Spoon for stirring and layering cocktails.

To finish off your cocktail creations the kit also contains decorative Swizzle Stick Disc Stirrers, Foil Cocktail Umbrellas and Indoor Sparklers to really make your cocktails sparkle! A great introduction to cocktail mixing.

Kit contains:
1 x Manhattan Cocktail Shaker
1 x 150 Party Drinks Book
1 x Wooden Muddler
1 x Twisted Mixing Spoon
1 x Spirit Jigger Measure
1 x Stainless Steel Freeflow Pourer
25 x Swizzle Stick Disc Stirrers
24 x Foil Cocktail Umbrellas
10 x Indoor Sparklers

Enter now at Facebook or our website.

Good luck.

Your Holiday Checklist

We have just enjoyed a wonderful family holiday in Mallorca, which really helped me to relax and forget the stresses and strains of everyday life.

However, I felt more stressed than ever in the week before I went, trying to remember everything I had to do and pack.

Packing for a family holiday

This year, I have vowed to make a holiday packing list, laminate it and keep it in the suitcase so I don’t have to try and think about it each and every year.

To save you the job, here is the Dairy Diary’s list on what to remember and what to take:

Before you go

  • Check all passports, EHIC cards are up to date and you have any necessary visas
  • Book pets into kennels
  • Order currency
  • Book airport transfer or parking
  • Research your destination; where to visit, what to prepare for; what to avoid
  • Take out travel insurance (and leave a copy with a friend or relative)
  • Book your transfers/car hire at your destination

Dairy Diary Holiday Checklist

Have a wonderful time!

Shrewsbury BiscuitsAnd something to take on the plane/bus/car…

Shrewsbury Biscuits
from Around Britain
Dairy Cookbook



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Shrewsbury Biscuits recipe

Shrewsbury BiscuitsOriginally made in 1760 by a Mr Palin in Shropshire, these biscuits have a light texture and lemony flavour and are very simple to prepare.

Butter 110g (4oz)
Caster sugar 150g (5oz), plus extra for sprinkling
Egg yolks 2
Plain flour 225g (8oz)
Lemon 1, finely grated rind only
Chopped dried fruit 50g (2oz)

1 Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4 and butter two nonstick baking sheets.

2 Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy and add the egg yolks and beat well. Add the flour, lemon rind and fruit and mix to a fairly firm dough.

3 On a lightly floured surface, knead lightly and then roll out to about 5mm (1⁄4in) thick. Cut out 6.5cm (21⁄2in) rounds with a fluted cutter and place on the baking sheets. Sprinkle with a little extra caster sugar.

4 Bake for 12–15 minutes until lightly browned and firm to the touch. Transfer to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container.

Cook’s tip
If you enjoy spiced biscuits, omit the lemon rind and add 1 tsp mixed spice and 1 tsp cinnamon instead.

Recipe taken from Around Britain Dairy Cookbook.

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