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Recipe of the Week: No-Bake Cheesecake

No-bake Nutty Chocolate Cheesecake

No-Bake Cheesecake

I wrote this recipe for my husband who adores cheesecake but rarely has it as I’m not usually a fan.

However, with the addition of Snickers bars; I’m now a cheesecake convert!

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Did you know…

Cheesecake is believed to have originated in ancient Greece. In fact, a form of cheesecake may have been served to the athletes during the first Olympic Games held in 776 B.C. to give them energy. Greek brides of the era also cooked and served cheesecake to their wedding guests.

In “The Oxford Companion to Food,” editor Alan Davidson notes that cheesecake was mentioned in Marcus Porcius “Cato’s De re Rustica” around 200 BCE and that Cato described making his cheese libum (cake) with results very similar to modern cheesecake. The Romans spread the tradition of cheesecake from Greece across Europe. Centuries later, cheesecake appeared in America, with a variety of regional recipes brought over by immigrants.

When people think of cheesecake today, it’s most often associated with a product that has a cream cheese base. Cream cheese was invented in 1872 by American dairyman William Lawrence of Chester, New York, who accidentally stumbled on a method of producing cream cheese while trying to reproduce a French cheese called Neufchâtel.

Taken from The History of Cheesecake and Cream Cheese by Mary Bellis

 

 

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Autumn Traditions

Hedgehog in Autumn

We all enjoy Christmas traditions, but I suspect that many of us have our own autumn traditions too.


Seasonal changes and events are an integral part of our countryside and also the British psyche.

As a child apple-bobbing was a ubiquitous game at each of every one of my birthday parties. I’m not sure if any of us enjoyed it that much but, well, it was tradition!

Bobbing Apples Cake

Nowadays, I am far more tempted by the Apple-Bobbing Cake from the 2020 Dairy Diary.

The autumn season usually begins with the packing away of summer clothes and the polishing of boots. The flame-coloured foliage and walks in the crisp autumn sunshine is, in my opinion, ones of life’s greatest joys.

And I relish the time when we have candles lit in an evening. It creates cosiness like nothing else.

 

When the clocks change, we rush to my parents’ house in the hope of seeing one of their prickly nocturnal visitors.

They often have a procession of hedgehogs eager to stock up on mealworms before their winter sleep.

Unlike the hedgehog, our slow cooker comes out of hibernation and resides on the kitchen worktop in October. Sundays see the aroma of many offerings from said gadget.

One of our new favourites is the ox cheeks recipe from the next Dairy Diary. It’s so flavourful and just melts-in-the-mouth. You can cook it in the oven too.

 

Slow Spiced Ox Stew

Slow-Braised Ox Cheeks

 


 

Dairy Diary 2020And, of course, autumn just wouldn’t be the same without the Dairy Diary.

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Too much to think about? Here’s something that may help…

Dairy Diary recipes

Autumn heralds cooler crisp days and falling leaves and also the busiest time for Dairy Diary

While the daylight hours become shorter our days actually become longer as there are never enough hours to fit everything in!

I recently read about busy corporate executives wearing the same outfit every day so that they have less to think about and it gave me an idea. No, I won’t wear the same outfit every day (I’m not a corporate executive!) but I could create a weekly meal plan so that I have less to think about.

Having sat down with my Dairy Diary Recipe File to write our list of favourite meals I soon discover that the weekly meal plan needs to become a three-weekly meal plan as we have far too many favourites to fit into one week!

From this though, I now have three shopping lists that I can speedily scan and add to my online shopping basket each week.

And I no longer have to think ‘what’s for dinner’? As it’s all written down.

It may seem a little repetitive, but for those times in life when you have just too much to think about it’s actually a really useful solution.

 


 

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Recipe of the Week: Bobbing Apples Cake

Bobbing apples

Who remembers bobbing apples from childhood?

This was always one of the games at my birthday parties until one of my friend’s got too worried that it would ‘ruin her hairdo’ – we were 11!!

This clever, seasonal and scrumptious cake pays homage to this classic game.

 

Bobbing Apples Cake

Bobbing Apples Cake

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What is bobbing for apples?

Bobbing for apples has been an autumn tradition for hundreds of years. Despite its presence at Halloween parties and festivals today, however, its origins are more rooted in love and romance than tricks and treats.

In fact, it began as a British courting ritual, popular among young ladies and their potential beaus.

Read more from history.com

 

Recipe of the Week: Chestnut Mushroom Soup with Blue Cheese Toasts

Chestnut Mushroom Soup with Blue Cheese Toasts

There are certain classic food pairings that were just made for one another; particularly in the world of cheese.

 

Cheddar and apple, brie and cranberry, blue cheese and mushroom. In this gorgeous soup, we enjoy the latter.

This recipe is taken from our Quick After-Work cookbook, which is crammed full of equally delicious recipes that can be ready in 30 minutes or less. Click here to find out more.

 

Chestnut Mushroom Soup with Blue Cheese Toasts

 

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3 Super Soups from our Superb Quick After-Work Cookbook

Quick-After-Work-Soups

September is now well underway and autumn is almost upon us.

 

The nights begin to draw in and the mornings are dewy.

Soups are the perfect fodder for this in-between month when we’re not quite casserole-ready but summer is behind us.

These three flavourful and filling soups are perfect for mid-week eating (especially with a chunk of crusty bread!)

Taken from our new cookbook; Quick After-Work, they can all be on the table in half an hour or less.

 

Smoky Tomato & Red Lentil Soup

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Chestnut Mushroom Soup with Blue Cheese Toasts

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Caribbean Prawn & Mango Soup

 


 

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