Dairy Diary

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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.

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

 

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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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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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#tripletested

#christmasrecipes

 

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

 

#christmas #menu #recipes

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Competition: Win a Year of Debenhams Flowers

Win a Year of Designer Flowers at Debenhams

To celebrate the launch of Dairy Diary 2016 we are offering you the chance to win a year’s supply of bouquets, one a month for twelve months from the Designer Flowers range at Debenhams Flowers.

Fill your home with fantastic flowers or
share the joy with family and friends
(you can select a recipient for each month).
The choice is yours!

The bouquets are kindly donated by Debenhams who are also offering an exclusive £5 voucher* for everyone who enters the competition.

Take a look at Designer Flowers at Debenhams.

Enter

 

 


Dairy Diary 2016

Dairy Diary 2016Britain’s best-selling home diary provides day-to-day inspiration and practical information at your fingertips and all faster to access than any mobile device!

  • Clear week-to-view 2016 diary
  • Easy-to-prepare inspirational recipes
  • Essential kitchen and home information
  • Budgeting, conversions, addresses,
  • and lots more…

That’s why it’s Britain’s favourite.

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The Dairy Diary: 5 good reasons why it’s still Britain’s favourite

Britain's best-selling 2015 diary

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The Dairy Diary

5 good reasons why it’s still Britain’s favourite

I am delighted to announce that this week sees the much-anticipated official launch of the gorgeous 2015 Dairy Diary.

The Dairy Diary has sold millions of copies since it was first launched in the eighties and is still a firm favourite with its readers today.

But why is it that people love the Dairy Diary so much? Some say it’s about nostalgia or about their loyalty to the milkman, and that may be partly true but I think there are several other very good reasons that make it Britain’s best-loved home diary:

  1. It’s so practical. Each week has plenty of space to write and with its clever spiral binding it lies flat on the table.
  2. Reliable recipes. Everyone who uses the Dairy Diary knows that each and every recipe is triple-tested and works every time.
  3. It moves with the times. Although the Dairy Diary has been around since the early eighties it doesn’t just remain the same every year. Since then it has had new binding, a handy notes pocket, useful dates stickers, design revamps and of course new information every year.
  4. It provides customers with what they want. We really do listen to our customers – every letter and email is read and any suggestions are noted. We also do regular research with our purchasers to find out how we can improve the diary.
  5. It’s still a book! In a digital obsessed world, many see paper products as a thing of the past. We know that our customers love the Dairy Diary as a paper book and find it much more convenient than turning on a tablet or laptop.

To see the Dairy Diary in all its glory click below:

Look inside the Dairy Diary 2015

Play the Dairy Diary 2015 video

 

And here’s a taster of what it has to offer:

Cranberry & Raisin Spotted DickCranberry & Raisin Spotted Dick

Time 1¾ hrs
Serves 6
Calories 442
Fat 19 of which 8.9g is saturated
Suitable for freezing

Self-raising flour 250g (9oz)
Ground cinnamon ¼ tsp
Shredded suet 125g (4½oz)
Orange 1, grated rind only
Milk 175ml-200ml (6-7fl oz)
Dried cranberries 75g (3oz)
Raisins 75g (3oz)
Caster sugar 75g (3oz)
Custard or cream to serve

1 Stir together flour, cinnamon, suet and orange rind in a bowl. Pour in milk, starting with 175ml (6fl oz), and adding a little more at a time until you have a moist but firm dough.

2 On a lightly floured surface roll dough out to a rectangle 20x28cm (8x11in). Mix together remaining ingredients and scatter over dough. Roll up as if making a Swiss roll from narrow end. Push any fruit that falls out back into the ends. Wrap in greaseproof paper and foil, making a pleat in each, twisting the ends to form a seal (like a cracker) and tie with string.

3 Cook in a large steamer set over a pan of boiling water for 1½ hours. Check water level.

4 Allow to cool slightly before unwrapping. Serve in thick slices with custard or cream.

A Dairy Diary recipe.

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