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5 Christmas Favourites

Treat friends and family to fabulous food this Christmas!


Chestnut & Parsnip Dip

Chestnut & Parsnip Dip


Roast Guinea Fowl


Sparkly Sloe Gin Jellies


Festive Glories


Gluten-Free Mince Pies


Dairy Diary 2019Chestnut & Parsnip Dip, Sparkly Sloe Gin Jellies, Festive Glories and Gluten-Free Mince Pies are triple-tested recipes taken from the Dairy Diary 2019.

Now available for just £8.50








See the new Dairy Diary 2019

Dairy Diary 2019

Do you want to see the new Dairy Diary?

The Dairy Diary 2019 is fresh and lovely, I’m so pleased with it! It has a beautiful wildflower cover and a new elegant design throughout.

It’s packed with mouthwatering recipes – the Peanut Butter & Popcorn Layer Cake is my favourite treat. It also has fascinating articles on food fairs, garden tricks and exercise for fun, and much more.

Of course, you will find those handy dates stickers, a useful notes pocket, a ribbon marker and the cover is wipe-clean.

What’s not to love?

Available now for a bargain £8.50.

Click here for a closer look.


All future blogs will be posted on the new Dairy Diary website – please bookmark the blog page to ensure you don’t miss out!






Win a Year of Flowers

Win a Year of Flowers

Last chance to win a Year of Flowers!

Dairy Diary and Appleyard London are kindly offering one very lucky reader a bouquet of their choice every month (each up to the value of £40), delivered to an address of their choice.

Share with your friends and enter now.



And don’t miss the Dairy Diary 2018

Dairy Diary 2019

2018 Dairy Diary with weekly recipes

A unique A5, week-to-view diary that’s both practical and pretty – the perfect choice for planning your busy life.

And with sales of over 30 million
Dairy Diary has been Britain’s
favourite home diary since 1982.

Amazing value at just £8.50!





Brand new books ON SALE NOW!


Wow, I can’t believe it’s September already.

This year has been a whirlwind with new product development, new sales opportunities and not to mention a wedding and house move too! 

But now’s no time for reflection, it’s the time to look forward to next year because the 2018 Dairy Diary is here!

And what a beauty it is. I think this
is my favourite cover of all time; it’s
so fresh, calm and uplifting.

And it’s absolutely crammed full of fascinating features.

Dairy Diary 2018

The Dairy Diary 2018 comes with its usual handy pocket and memorably dates sticker sheet, a ribbon page marker and, of course, concealed wiro-binding so that it lies flat for writing and reference.

It has all the planning tools you need for next year – useful reminders, space for addresses, budgeting, holiday dates, and plenty of space to write all those important notes and appointments. It now has a weekly reminders section too.

Dairy Diary 2018 with stickers

Chelsea Buns recipeAnd best of all – the reason the Dairy Diary is loved by so many loyal readers – its delicious triple-tested recipes.

With so much variety, from Cauliflower Cheese Soup to Beef Yakitori (Asian-style kebabs) and Choc n Nut Chelsea Buns to Gin & Tonic Sorbet.

There’s such a great selection that I’ve made many of them several times over already!

To find out more about the 2018 Dairy Diary click here.

You can order online or over the phone, if you prefer. Our order phoneline is 01425 463390.

It’s just £8.50 plus £2.50 P&P, but that’s per order, not per item. AND if you spend over £20 then postage is free! So stock up now for Christmas and don’t forget to treat yourself.



My favourite recipe

It’s a close-run thing but the recipe that I love best (in fact, crave often) is the Nutty Seeded Burgers, which are without doubt the best veggie burgers I’ve ever had.

Have a try and see what you think:


Nutty Seeded Burgers on Brioche

Nutty Seeded Burgers on Brioche

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

Calories 348 per portion
Fat 27g (5g sat) per portion
Suitable for vegetarians
Suitable for freezing


  • Bulgur wheat 50g (2oz)
  • Vegetable stock 300ml (½ pint)
  • Unsalted cashew nuts 50g (2oz)
  • Brazil nuts 50g (2oz)
  • Mixed seeds 50g (2oz)
  • Garlic 1 clove, peeled
  • Wholemeal bread 1 small slice, torn into pieces
  • Egg 1 Harissa paste 2 tsp
  • Sunflower oil 1-2 tbsp
  • Brioche buns, tomato slices and salad leaves to serve


  1. Place bulgur wheat in a pan with stock and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Drain well.
  2. Place all remaining ingredients except oil, brioche and salad in a food processor and whizz to blend together. Stir in bulgur wheat and season to taste. Shape into four patties, cover and chill for 1 hour.
  3. Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan and cook burgers for 4-5 minutes on each side until golden. Serve on brioche with tomatoes and leaves.







Recipe of the Week | Irish Cream Chocolate Trifles

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


  • 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


  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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Must-Have White Chocolate Cheesecake

White Chocolate Cheesecake


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.






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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