Monthly Archives: December 2015

The PERFECT Espresso Martini made easy

When I was young, my mum ordered a cocktail kit for me, which I absolutely loved.

It was packed full of stirrers and umbrellas and decorative straws, and I spent hours fixing exotically embellished cocktails of Ribena for my friends.

Nowadays, I’m not a Ribena fan, but I still love a cocktail. My favourite is Espresso Martini and I have now mastered this classic at home. Here’s how to make it – it’s really easy and just perfect for the New Year celebrations on Thursday.

 

 

Espresso Martini

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • Espresso 25ml (1fl oz), sweetened with sugar if you like, cold
  • Tia Maria or Kahlua 40ml (1½fl oz)
  • Vanilla vodka 50ml (2fl oz)
  • Ice
  • Coffee beans

Instructions

  1. Place martini glasses in the fridge to chill.
  2. Pour espresso and alcohol into a cocktail shaker and then fill with ice.
  3. Shake well to combine and then strain into chilled glasses.
  4. Garnish with coffee beans. Repeat to make the required number of cocktails.
  5. Serve immediately.

 

Tip. If you don’t have an espresso maker at home you could buy it from your local coffee shop, then allow to cool and store in the fridge until required.

 

 

Recipe of the Week | Irish Cream Chocolate Trifles

Cream Chocolate Trifles

 

Irish Cream Chocolate Trifles

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Calories 575 per portion
Fat 35g (19.3g sat) per portion
Suitable for vegetarians

Ingredients

  • Chocolate Swiss roll 250g (9oz), cut into 6 slices
  • Bananas 3, peeled and sliced
  • Fresh custard 500g pot
  • Double cream 300ml (½ pint)
  • Irish Cream liqueur 4-5 tbsp
  • Fudge chunks 50g (2oz)
  • Dark chocolate sauce to taste

Instructions

  1. Crumble each slice of Swiss roll into six dessert glasses. Arrange banana on top, then cover with custard.
  2. Tip cream and liqueur into a bowl and whisk until thickened. Spoon onto custard and sprinkle with fudge chunks. Drizzle with a little chocolate sauce and serve immediately.

Dairy Diary recipe.

 

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THE perfect planner for 2016 – no home should be without one!

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And here’s a taster of one of those delicious recipes.

 

Cream Chocolate Trifles

 

Irish Cream Chocolate Trifles

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

Calories 575 per portion
Fat 35g (19.3g sat) per portion
Suitable for vegetarians

Ingredients

  • Chocolate Swiss roll 250g (9oz), cut into 6 slices
  • Bananas 3, peeled and sliced
  • Fresh custard 500g pot
  • Double cream 300ml (½ pint)
  • Irish Cream liqueur 4-5 tbsp
  • Fudge chunks 50g (2oz)
  • Dark chocolate sauce to taste

Instructions

  1. Crumble each slice of Swiss roll into six dessert glasses. Arrange banana on top, then cover with custard.
  2. Tip cream and liqueur into a bowl and whisk until thickened. Spoon onto custard and sprinkle with fudge chunks. Drizzle with a little chocolate sauce and serve immediately.

Dairy Diary recipe.

 

#dairydiary #2016diary #tripletested #recipes

Must-Have White Chocolate Cheesecake

White Chocolate Cheesecake

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You MUST try the cheesecake

I don’t usually even like cheesecake but loved this one taken from the 2016 Dairy Diary.

 

White Chocolate Cheesecake

Time 45 mins plus chilling,
Serves 8-10,
Calories 678,
Fat 51g of which 31.4g is saturated

  • Butter 75g (3oz), melted
  • Ginger nuts 200g (7oz), crushed
  • Good quality white chocolate 350g (12oz), chopped, plus extra, shaved, to decorate
  • Double cream 150ml (¼ pint)
  • Full fat cream cheese 500g (1lb 2oz)
  • Frozen cranberries 150g (5oz)
  • Caster sugar 125g (4½oz)
  • Orange juice 125ml (4fl oz)

1 Mix together butter and biscuits. Press into the base of a 20.5cm (8in) round loose-based tin. Chill for 10 minutes to firm.

2 Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl. In a saucepan heat cream until almost simmering then pour over chocolate. Stir well until chocolate has melted then leave to cool.

3 Beat cheese until soft. Fold into chocolate cream and mix well. Spoon over biscuit base and smooth the surface. Cover with cling film and chill for 8 hours, or preferably overnight, until set.

4 Place cranberries, sugar and juice in a saucepan and heat gently, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Bring slowly up to boil, then simmer for 5-10 minutes.

5 Reserve 12, then blend rest of cranberries until smooth. Unmould cheesecake. Decorate with chocolate and cranberries and serve with cranberry coulis.

A Dairy Diary 2016 recipe. For more information and to purchase click here.

 

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Five Festive Dairy Diary RecipesFor more recipes see
Five Fantastic Festive Recipes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Dairy Diary 2016

Dairy Diary 2016Britain’s favourite home diary is packed with essential information plus inspirational weekly recipes and fascinating features.

The diary is clearly laid out with lots of writing space plus a sheet of memorable dates stickers for appointments and occasions.

Notable features of the 2016 Dairy Diary include:

Clear A5, week-to-view diary
Easy-to-follow weekly recipes
Reminder stickers
Handy pocket for notes and cards
Essential kitchen and home information
Budgeting, conversions, addresses, etc.
The first edition of the Dairy Diary was produced in 1982 and since then more than 30 million copies have been sold, making it Britain’s best-selling home diary.

Order online or call 08450 948 128 (lines open 9am-8pm, Mon-Fri).

 

To read the recipes click on the images above or visit http://www.dairydiary.co.uk/blog/five-fantastic-festive-recipes.html

 

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Five Fantastic Festive Recipes

Five Festive Dairy Diary Recipes

Five Fantastic Festive Recipes

including a Must-Have White Chocolate Cheesecake

From a cosy Christmas lunch for two to a punch to please a crowd, I’ve chosen five fabulous recipes to make Christmas really special.

You MUST try the cheesecake –
I don’t usually even like cheesecake
but loved this one.

All these gorgeous recipes come from the 2016 Dairy Diary, which is still available for delivery before Christmas!

 


 

Caramelised Pear & Stilton Salad

Caramelised Pear & Stilton Salad


Garlic Roast Poussin

Garlic Roast Poussin


 

Driver's Fruity Puch

Drivers’ Fruity Punch


 

Christmas Cupcakes

Christmas Cupcakes


 

White Chocolate Cheesecake

White Chocolate Cheesecake


 

Dairy Diary 2016

Dairy Diary 2016Britain’s favourite home diary is packed with essential information plus inspirational weekly recipes and fascinating features.

The diary is clearly laid out with lots of writing space plus a sheet of memorable dates stickers for appointments and occasions.

Notable features of the 2016 Dairy Diary include:

Clear A5, week-to-view diary
Easy-to-follow weekly recipes
Reminder stickers
Handy pocket for notes and cards
Essential kitchen and home information
Budgeting, conversions, addresses, etc.
The first edition of the Dairy Diary was produced in 1982 and since then more than 30 million copies have been sold, making it Britain’s best-selling home diary.

Order online or call 08450 948 128 (lines open 9am-8pm, Mon-Fri).

 

To read the recipes click on the images above or visit http://www.dairydiary.co.uk/blog/five-fantastic-festive-recipes.html

 

#christmas #menu #recipes

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