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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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Top 5 Halloween Recipes

Tarantula Truffles

Halloween fun at home

 

Halloween is often assumed to have traversed the Atlantic from the US, but in the UK the origins of Halloween can be traced back to the ancient Celts. For more information read  When Is Halloween?

The celebration has morphed many times over thousands of years, and it will certainly be different again this year.

Trick or treating seems highly unlikely (I can’t say I’ll miss it!) and so it makes sense to make a bit of an occasion of Halloween at home.

Carve pumpkins, light some candles and indulge in some of these delicious treats (tricks optional).

 

Top 5 Halloween Recipes

Top 5 Halloween Recipes

Pumpkin, Chorizo & Sage Frittata

Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

Tarantula Truffles

Halloween Pumpkin Gratin

Monster Mummies Shortbread

 


 

More recipe in the Dairy Diary 2021For more scrumptious seasonal treats, take a look at the 2021 Dairy Diary.

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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.

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Recipe of the Week: Lemon Drizzle Cupcakes

Lemon Drizzle Cupcakes

When I think of Lemon Drizzle Cake, I think of sunshine, and I am missing it at the moment!

 

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE autumn, it is my favourite season, but when the weather turns and the mornings get gloomier, a lovely hot cup of tea and a Lemon Drizzle Cupcake allows me to forget about the cold temperatures on the other side of the window…

Lemon Drizzle Cupcakes

 

Apple & Pear Quinoa Porridge

 

Buy Quick After-Work cookbookThese delicious cakes are taken from our Quick After-Work Cookbook.

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Portmeirion Botanic Garden Harmony competition

Speaking of tea, we are treating one of you to a fabulous Portmeirion Botanic Garden tea set, complete with cups, saucers, a teapot and lots more worth over £300, one of our biggest value prizes to date.

Competition closes on 31st October, so don’t forget to enter!

Good luck.

 

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Emma Snow

I am the Brand Executive for Dairy Diary. A passionate foodie (with a very sweet-tooth). Who likes to blog about all things DIY & scrumptious recipes.

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Recipe of the Week: Toffee Apple Crumble

Toffee Apple Crumble

Crumble Night

 

‘Crumble Night’ was an almost weekly event with my university flatmates and me, where we took turns to make our favourite pud to share.

It was a love we all had in common, helping to form our friendships for the next three years and beyond.

Whilst it may not be all that great for the waistline to enjoy every day, crumble reminds me of those autumnal evenings and brings a smile to my face.

I may have to resurrect this tasty tradition in our house!

Toffee Apple Crumble, a gorgeous recipe from the 2021 Dairy Diary is the perfect way to begin the season, now that the nights are growing darker and the golden leaves start to fall.

Best served with custard or cream of course!

 

Toffee Apple Crumble

Apple & Pear Quinoa Porridge

 

 

 

 

Emma Snow

I am the Brand Executive for Dairy Diary. A passionate foodie (with a very sweet-tooth). Who likes to blog about all things DIY & scrumptious recipes.

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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!

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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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