Pudding

Shrove Tuesday and THE perfect pancake recipe

 

I wonder, over the past 50 years, how many people have eaten pancakes made using the Dairy Book of Home Cookery recipe?

How many children scampered home from school eager for tea, excited it was Pancake Day, to be greeted by a perfect pancake booked from this iconic book?.

I still remember the excitement –
the one day you were allowed
a sweet treat for tea!

Pancakes were always perfect using this failsafe recipe (and they still are!)

Why not try it tonight?

 

Pancakes

Makes 8   Preparation 5 mins   Cooking 20 mins
Per portion 94 kcals, 4g fat (1.9g saturated)
Suitable for freezing
Suitable for vegetarians

110g (4oz) plain flour
Pinch of salt
1 egg
300ml (½ pint) milk
Melted butter or vegetable oil for frying

Sift flour and salt into a bowl. Break in egg.

Gradually add half the milk, beating to form a smooth batter.

Pour in remaining milk and beat until quite smooth. 

Lightly brush base of a 20cm (8in) non-stick frying pan with melted butter or oil. Stand over a medium heat.

When frying pan and fat are hot, pour in 3 tbsp of batter, tilting pan to cover base.

Cook until pancake moves freely, turn and cook until golden.

Repeat with remaining batter.

 

Variation

 

Chilli Pancakes

Serves 4   Preparation 20 mins   Cooking 25 mins
Per portion 453 kcals, 14g fat (4.8g saturated)
Suitable for freezing
Suitable for vegetarians

1 onion, peeled and chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
400g can red kidney beans, rinsed
415g can baked beans
400g can chopped tomatoes
2 tsp chilli powder
225g (8oz) frozen green beans
1 yellow pepper, deseeded and chopped
8 freshly cooked pancakes (see left)
50g (2oz) Red Leicester cheese, grated

Place onion, garlic, kidney and baked beans, tomatoes and chilli in a saucepan and simmer for 15 minutes.

Add green beans and pepper, cook for a further 5 minutes or until mixture is thick.

Divide filling between pancakes and fold into triangles.

Place in a baking dish in one layer. Sprinkle with cheese and grill until melted.

 

Crêpes Suzette

Serves 4   Preparation 5 mins   Cooking 10 mins
Per portion 378 kcals, 19g fat (8.3g saturated)
Suitable for vegetarians

8 cooked pancakes (see left)
50g (2oz) butter
25g (1oz) caster sugar
½ tsp grated lemon rind
½ tsp grated orange rind
4 tbsp Cointreau, Curaçao or Grand Marnier
2 tbsp brandy

Fold pancakes into fan shapes.

Melt butter in a frying pan. Add sugar, lemon and orange rind and liqueur.

Bring to the boil. Add pancakes.

Heat through, turning twice.

Warm brandy and pour into frying pan. Set alcohol alight and allow it to flame.

Serve pancakes as soon as flames have subsided.

 


 

Dairy Book of Home CookeryThe iconic cookbooks latest 50th-anniversary edition is still available to buy.

 

Super Quick Valentines Menu

Fuss Free Valentine's Menu

Valentine’s Day is on a weekday, so here’s a super quick menu…

With this simple menu, you can prepare a delicious three-course meal with ease.

Make the Lemon Posset the night before and pop into the fridge.

 

Griddled Halloumi with Wild RocketGriddled Halloumi with Wild Rocket

Time 20 minutes
Per portion: 528 Kcal 45g fat (26g saturated)
Serves 2 as a starter
Suitable for vegetarians

Halloumi 125g (4½oz), drained
Olive oil 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp
Lime 1½, juice only
Garlic 1 clove, peeled and finely chopped
Freshly ground black pepper
Wild rocket and salad leaves 25g (1oz), to serve

Cut the Halloumi into thick slices and place in a non-metallic dish.

Mix together the oil, lime juice and garlic, season with plenty of pepper and pour over the Halloumi. Turn the cheese so it is coated in the marinade. Cover and chill for 10 minutes to allow the flavours to infuse.

Oil, then heat a griddle pan over a medium heat. Remove the Halloumi from the marinade, reserving the garlic oil mix, and cook on the hot griddle until golden on both sides. The Halloumi will brown quickly and only needs 1–2 minutes on each side.

Arrange the wild rocket and salad leaves in two bowls and top with Halloumi, drizzle with the reserved garlic oil and serve.

Tip. There is no need to add salt to the dish as Halloumi is already quite salty.

 

Antipasti Pitta PizzasAntipasti Pitta Pizzas

Serves 2
Time 15 minutes
Per portion: 484 Kcal
22g fat (8g saturated)

Pitta bread 2
Pesto sauce 2 tbsp
Grated Mozzarella cheese 110g (4oz)
Parma ham 2-4 slices
Chargrilled artichokes in olive oil 8 pieces
Cherry tomatoes 10-12, halved
Freshly ground black pepper
Basil leaves to garnish (optional)

Preheat the grill to hot with the rack about 10cm (4in) away from the heat. Put the pitta breads on a baking sheet and grill on one side, to warm through.

Turn them over and spread with the pesto and about two-thirds of the cheese. Tear the ham into a few strips straight over the top. Nestle in the artichoke pieces and tomato halves and sprinkle with the rest of the cheese. Drizzle a little oil from the jar of artichokes over the pizza.

Grill for about 5 minutes until the cheese has melted and browned.

Season with pepper and sprinkle with basil leaves, if using.

 

Lemon PossetLemon Posset

Serves 2
Time 15 minutes plus chilling
Per portion: 943 Kcal
81g fat (50g saturated)
Suitable for vegetarians

Double cream 300ml pot
Caster sugar 100g (3½oz)
Lemon 1 large, 2–3 tbsp juice
Fresh berries to serve (optional)

Pour the cream into a saucepan and bring gently to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.

Add the lemon juice and bring to the boil, tasting to check the sweetness – you may wish to add a little more lemon juice or sugar as necessary. Simmer for 2 minutes before removing from the heat.

Whisk well and then pour the posset into two heatproof glasses.

Leave to cool then chill in the fridge for about 3 hours until set before serving. Top with a few berries if you like.

 

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Recipe of the Week: Festive Glories

Festive Glories

Festive Glories

These little puds are really easy to make and the perfect idea for using up leftovers.

Yum!

GO TO RECIPE

 

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Recipe of the Week: Easy Black Forest Trifle

Easy Black Forest Trifle

 

The featured recipe in the Dairy Diary this week is this decadent and delicious trifle.

It’s really easy to make but an absolute treat. Go on….you deserve it!

Easy Black Forest Trifle

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

Calories 524 per portion
Fat 35g (18g sat) per portion
Suitable for vegetarians

Ingredients

  • Dark chocolate 100g bar
  • Ready-made custard 500g carton
  • Chocolate muffins 4, cut into thick slices
  • Kirsch liqueur 4 tbsp
  • Black cherry fruit filling 410g can or Morello cherry compote 400g jar
  • Double cream 300ml pot

Instructions

  1. Chop 75g (3oz) chocolate and melt in a bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir into custard, cool then chill.
  2. Place sliced muffins in the base of a trifle dish and sprinkle with kirsch. Spoon two-thirds of cherry filling onto muffins then top with chocolate custard.
  3. Whisk cream until soft peaks form then spoon onto custard leaving a gap in the centre.
  4. Spoon remaining cherry filing into centre of the cream and decorate cream with chocolate curls (make with a peeler). Chill for 2 hours or overnight.

 

A Dairy Diary recipe.

 

 

 

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Recipe of the Week: School Dinner Coconut Sponge Pudding

 

Coconut Spong Pudding

 

In a celebration of carefree school days, here is an absolutely gorgeous recipe for Coconut Sponge Pudding – it’s super-easy to make too!

 

‘School Dinner’ Coconut Sponge Pudding

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

Suitable for vegetarians
Suitable for freezing

Ingredients

  • Self-raising flour 110g (4oz)
  • Salt a pinch
  • Butter 110g (4oz), softened
  • Caster sugar 110g (4oz)
  • Eggs 2 large, beaten
  • Milk 2 tbsp
  • Desiccated coconut 75g (3oz)
  • Strawberry jam 150g (5oz)
  • Custard to serve

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°fan/Gas 5. Grease a 1.5 litre (2½ pint) ovenproof dish.
  2. Sift flour and salt into a bowl.
  3. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in eggs, a little at a time, adding a spoonful of flour with each addition.
  5. Fold in remaining flour with milk and 50g (2oz) coconut. Spoon into dish and bake for 15-20 minutes until just firm to touch.
  6. While still warm spread with jam and sprinkle with remaining coconut.
  7. Serve warm with custard or cold.

 


 

Dairy Book of Home CookeryThere are plenty more retro puddings in the classic Dairy Book of Home Cookery.

For more information click here .

And watch out for our 50th anniversary edition, coming soon!

 

#recipeoftheweek

#schooldinners

#schoolpudding

#coconutspongepudding

#tripletested

 

 

 

School Puddings

A recent Facebook post regarding school puddings evoked a huge outpouring of nostalgia.


It would appear that, with the exception of sago or ‘frogspawn’, we Brits have a real affection for our fondly-remembered school puds.

The most popular are:

  • chocolate cornflake
  • chocolate cracknel with lurid strawberry or mint custard (my personal favourite!)
  • spotted dick
  • pink blancmange
  • chocolate or coconut sponge pudding

In a celebration of those carefree days, here is an absolutely gorgeous recipe for Coconut Sponge Pudding – it’s super-easy to make too!

 

Coconut Spong Pudding

 

‘School Dinner’ Coconut Sponge Pudding

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

Suitable for vegetarians
Suitable for freezing

Ingredients

  • Self-raising flour 110g (4oz)
  • Salt a pinch
  • Butter 110g (4oz), softened
  • Caster sugar 110g (4oz)
  • Eggs 2 large, beaten
  • Milk 2 tbsp
  • Desiccated coconut 75g (3oz)
  • Strawberry jam 150g (5oz)
  • Custard to serve

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°fan/Gas 5. Grease a 1.5 litre (2½ pint) ovenproof dish.
  2. Sift flour and salt into a bowl.
  3. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in eggs, a little at a time, adding a spoonful of flour with each addition.
  5. Fold in remaining flour with milk and 50g (2oz) coconut. Spoon into dish and bake for 15-20 minutes until just firm to touch.
  6. While still warm spread with jam and sprinkle with remaining coconut.
  7. Serve warm with custard or cold.

 


 

Dairy Book of Home CookeryThere are plenty more retro puddings in the classic Dairy Book of Home Cookery.

For more information click here .

And watch out for our 50th anniversary edition, coming soon!

 

#schooldinners
#schoolpudding
#coconutspongepudding
#tripletested

 

 

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