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Recipe of the Week: Bakewell Tart

Bakewell Tart

Every Sunday, we enjoy a ‘proper pud’

 

The children don’t have to listen to ‘have a yogurt’ or ‘get a piece of fruit’, we all enjoy something thoroughly enjoyable and decadent.

This has to be planned in with our meals as a weekly essential, and if I forget there’s much complaining ‘but it’s Sunday’. Meal planning used to take place on the back of an old letter or envelope, but I now have the pleasure of a real Meal Planner.

 

Make planning more pleasurable with our brand-new Meal Planner!

Dairy Diary Meal Planner Pad with shopping listThe Meal Planner lists the days of the week down the side and has a column for lunch and evening meal as well as an entry for notes at the bottom. There’s also a lined tear-off shopping list on the right. It even has a hole drilled at the top should you wish to hang it up to keep it off the kitchen surface.

This is an invaluable tool in helping to reduce food waste as you can plan what you’re going to eat and buy only what you need and will actually use; thus saving money too! Win, win.

You’ll find the Meal Planner in the 2021 Dairy Diary Set and the Pocket Diary Set.

Both available to buy now!

 

For this week’s dessert, I’ve chosen the original Bakewell Tart

It may be different from the one you recognise, but it’s the original (and I think, the best!)

It follows the traditional recipe from the Rutland Arms in Bakewell and uses puff pastry, raspberry jam and ground almonds.

Bakewell Tart

Apple & Pear Quinoa Porridge

 

 

This irresistible recipe is taken from our Around Britain cookbook (one of my all-time favourite cookbooks)

Around Britain cookbook

This beautiful book showcases recipes and images from around the British Isles and contains lots of fabulous cakes and puddings, some with quite comical names, such as Wet Nellie and Singin’ Hinnies.

Around Britain cookbook is a lovely Christmas present for someone who enjoys baking.

 

 

Around Britain cookbook

 

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Emily Davenport
Emily Davenport

I post a blog every week featuring food, family and fun. There are lots of useful household tips, crafty ideas, giveaways and delicious recipes that I think you will find irresistible.

Stir Up Sunday: The Perfect Christmas Pudding recipe

Christmas Pudding

Tomorrow is known as Stir Up Sunday, when tradition suggests we make the Christmas Pudding

 

There is a myriad of recipes for Christmas pud, but the traditional version would contain 13 ingredients to represent Jesus and his disciples.

Sometimes charms or coins were (and still are) added and were said to bring luck if you found one in your portion (unless you broke your tooth on it of course!) Find out more about this tradition here.

The Dairy Book of Home CookeryOur classic recipe, from the Dairy Book of Home Cookery, has been enjoyed by families since the 1960s.

If your copy of the book has gone astray or is looking a little worse-for-wear, why not treat yourself to a new one? Find out more. 

Christmas Pudding

 

Apple & Pear Quinoa Porridge

 


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Emily Davenport
Emily Davenport

I post a blog every week featuring food, family and fun. There are lots of useful household tips, crafty ideas, giveaways and delicious recipes that I think you will find irresistible.

Useful Reminders

Dairy Diary useful reminders and planners

Dairy Diary is full of useful reminders

Of course, we begin with the notes pocket in which we can secrete all those need-to-know bits and bobs. There’s also the sticker sheet, which reminds of birthdays, anniversaries, appointments and renewals.

Year planners are handy for at-a-glance appointments and the Useful Reminders page provides a list for various numbers and renewal dates.

Family & Friends pages are really handy for reminders of addresses and telephone numbers, as well as emails. Then, we also have the Budgeting pages, which help us to keep track of income and expenditure.

Dairy Diary 2021 – A5 week-to-view diaryOn the diary pages, there are notes of phases of the moon, holidays and celebrations as well as a reminder to buy your next diary. Which reminds me, have you bought yours yet?

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Dairy Diary planners and reminders


Looking at this week’s Dairy Diary I see that it features one of my favourite savoury tarts.

Try it and let me know your thoughts.

Fennel & Spanish Persimon Filo Star Tart

Fennel & Spanish Persimon Filo Star Tart

A delicious tart that tastes every bit as good as it looks.

Apple & Pear Quinoa Porridge

Emily Davenport

I post a blog every week featuring food, family and fun. There are lots of useful household tips, crafty ideas, giveaways and delicious recipes that I think you will find irresistible.

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Shop in Style!

Dairy Diary Shopping Bag

How to shop in style

 

We’re all now well versed in the evils of the plastic bag and need an ample supply of alternative shoppers – preferably rather beautiful ones that we’re happy to carry with pride.

Et voila; the gorgeous Dairy Diary shopping bag.

It’s roomy enough for groceries or a few impromptu purchases but folds flat so that it will fit into your handbag.

Top tip: I keep mine in the glovebox of my car along with a few masks, so that it’s there whenever I need it.

Dairy Diary Shopping BagThis delightful shopping bag would also make a lovely gift for Dairy Diary fans, alongside their usual diary.

Buy now while stocks last – we sold out last year!

 

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Emily Davenport

I post a blog every week featuring food, family and fun. There are lots of useful household tips, crafty ideas, giveaways and delicious recipes that I think you will find irresistible.

 


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Recipe of the Week: Pan-Fried Pork with Apple Slaw

Pan-Fried Pork with Apple Slaw

It’s estimated that there are over 2½ thousand varieties of apple in the UK, and 7,000 worldwide!

 

My own Grandad, in fact, created his own variety of apple, named RuthLyn after his two daughters. I wonder if the apple tree is still there? I hope so.

Apples were introduced to Britain by the Romans, who first discovered them growing in Syria.

The Romans were integral in spreading the fruit worldwide, using the Silk Road as a means of transport from East to West.

The popularity of cultivating apples grew in Victorian times, with the creation of many new varieties. I’m a huge fan of the Cox apple, though of course Bramleys make a great crumble. What’s your favourite?

Delicious in sweet and savoury dishes, in our gorgeous new cookbook; A Zest for Life, we pair apple with pork in a delicious crunchy slaw.

 

Pan-Fried Pork with Apple Slaw

Apple & Pear Quinoa Porridge

 

A Zest for LifeA Zest For Life cookbook introduction is crammed full of fresh, tasty recipes that will put a spring in your step!

Click here to find out more.

 

 

 

 

 

Emily Davenport

I post a blog every week featuring food, family and fun. There are lots of useful household tips, crafty ideas, giveaways and delicious recipes that I think you will find irresistible.
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Recipe of the Week: Apple & Pear Quinoa Porridge

Apple & Pear Quinoa Porridge with Blueberries

A Zest for Life cookbook is packed full of energising recipes, made with ingredients that taste great and also help you to feel great.

 

And this recipe is no exception. I have to confess that I was sceptical about quinoa porridge, but when I tasted it at the photo shoot I was completely converted.

It’s filling and delicious – providing the perfect start to the day.

 

Apple & Pear Quinoa Porridge

Apple & Pear Quinoa Porridge

 

A Zest For Life Cookbook

 

This recipe is taken from A Zest For Life cookbook.

A Zest For Life will make eating well effortless, with easy to prepare and absolutely delicious recipes

79 easy to follow triple-tested recipes.

  • Bountiful Breakfasts
  • Packed Lunches
  • Afternoon Snacks
  • Weekday Meals
  • Weekend Specials

Click here to read more about A Zest For Life.

 

 

 
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