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Three mouthwatering pancake recipes

My Grandma cooked amazing pancakes. She made parcels of them for all the family – she must have made hundreds over the years – neat stacks divided by greaseproof paper.

I haven’t quite mastered her skills but love to have a go at flipping pancakes with my children. Classic lemon and sugar is still our favourite filling!

Here is a classic pancake recipe to serve with lemon and sugar taken from The Dairy Book of Home Cookery and two twists on the classic if you fancy a change?

Classic Pancake recipe

Marmalade Pancakes

Black Forest Pancakes

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Katy Hackforth

I look after communications and marketing at Dairy Diary. I’m a busy mum and love home baking and cooking for my family. In my spare time I enjoy visiting the theatre, eating out with friends and exploring the great outdoors!

Why is February such a short month?

We all know that February is the shortest month of the year with either 28 days or 29 in a leap year – but why is this the case when other months have 30 or 31 days?

Thirty days have November,
April, June, and September.
February has 28 alone,
And all the rest have 31.

Well, it’s just one of the things that the Romans did for us!

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Katy Hackforth

I look after communications and marketing at Dairy Diary. I’m a busy mum and love home baking and cooking for my family. In my spare time I enjoy visiting the theatre, eating out with friends and exploring the great outdoors!

The Dairy Diary Set – we would love your opinion

Tell us what you think about the Dairy Diary Set

Since the year 2000, we have produced the Dairy Diary Set (originally known as the Gift Pack). 

This Set has given customers their Dairy Diary, plus one or two extra useful items to go with it – lovely products that make the Dairy Diary experience even better.

So that we can ensure we’re still creating the products that you want (and love) please would you give us 2 minutes of your time to tell us what you think? Click here to take the survey.


Win a bundle of Dairy Diary goodies

As a thank you, one person who fills in the survey will win a brilliant bundle comprising:

  • Dairy Diary Notecards
  • Shopping Bag
  • Recipe File.

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Emily Davenport

Head of Dairy Diary; I’m passionate about producing high quality products that our customers will cherish. I’m also a mum of three and I enjoy cooking, walking, gardening and art with my family, as well as lino printing (if I find time!)

Try Geocaching – Half Term Treasure Hunt Fun

I love a treasure hunt!

As a child, my friend and I would spend hours planning treasure hunts around the house and garden with hand-drawn maps and chocolate treasure!

I now make them for my children every so often – usually to encourage them to walk a bit further without moaning. They do, however, take quite a bit of planning so I was pleased when I discovered geocaching – it’s like a big, free treasure hunt right on your doorstep (or wherever you happen to be in the world).

If you’ve not tried geocaching here is some info about what it is and how you can have a go!

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Katy Hackforth

I look after communications and marketing at Dairy Diary. I’m a busy mum and love home baking and cooking for my family. In my spare time I enjoy visiting the theatre, eating out with friends and exploring the great outdoors!

The perfect Valentine’s Day Treat

Last year, these Chocolate Brownie Hearts from the 2021 Dairy Diary were so popular we had to post the recipe again

They are the perfect handmade gift for a friend or loved one to show you care – with the added bonus of being able to share!

If you are thinking of creating a home-cooked meal we have some fabulous recipe suggestions. All our recipes are triple-tested so you can be confident that they will impress!

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Katy Hackforth

I look after communications and marketing at Dairy Diary. I’m a busy mum and love home baking and cooking for my family. In my spare time I enjoy visiting the theatre, eating out with friends and exploring the great outdoors!

Top 5 Comforting Soups

I think soup is one of the best types of comfort food, warming, satisfying and usually they are good for us as they are often packed with healthy vegetables

They are also great at this time of year as they can be batch cooked and used throughout the week!

Served with a chunk of bread and butter – there is nothing better!

TOP 5 COMFORTING SOUPS

Katy Hackforth

I look after communications and marketing at Dairy Diary. I’m a busy mum and love home baking and cooking for my family. In my spare time I enjoy visiting the theatre, eating out with friends and exploring the great outdoors!

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