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


Win a Lakeland £50 Christmas Gift Card


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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.

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: Frying Pan Clafoutis

Frying Pan Clafoutis

Clafoutis is a baked French dessert


It is a speciality of the Limousin region. The name is said to come from the Occitan dialect word claufir, meaning to cover or fill.

Fruit, traditionally cherries, is arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick batter and cooked until only just set.

Our recipe – from A Zest for Life – uses autumnal fruit instead of cherries and adds a cheeky dash of Calvados. There are more delicious autumnal recipes in this month’s recipe collection.

Frying Pan Clafoutis




A Zest For Life cookbookTaken from our A Zest for Life Cookbook

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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.


Cute Decorated Ice Cream Cones

Decorated Ice-Cream Cones

WIN! A Digital Ice Cream Maker


Yet another competition prize I would LOVE to win. Just imagine, freshly made gelato whenever you fancy – it would be like being in Italy…well almost!

With this fabulous prize, you could whip up your favourite ice cream or sorbet in as little as 30 minutes.




And you could serve it in these gorgeous decorated ice cream cones – how cute are they?

Perfect for making with little ones during home-school (and those of us who have been home-schooling for months definitely need new ideas!) or the summer holidays.

Decorated Ice Cream Cones


Enjoy, and keep safe and well everyone.




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Enjoy Classic Wimbledon and Classic Recipes


Wimbledon should have begun this week but has been cancelled (for obvious reasons)


Instead, the All England Lawn Tennis Club, which stages the championship, has launched ‘Wimbledon Recreated’, a campaign to celebrate the 2020 fortnight in the absence of this year’s championships.

Beginning today, the centrepiece of this campaign; ‘The Greatest Championships’ will provide a round-by-round re-telling of some of the best Wimbledon matches in history, brought to life in a digital experience hosted on wimbledon.com

And in the tradition of ‘strawberries and cream’ why not go one better and make these decadent and delicious dishes?


Strawberry  Puffs

Strawberry Puffs


Strawberry Trifle with Pimms

Strawberry Trifle with Pimms


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Don’t forget that our amazing 40% off everything ends tomorrow, so stock up while you can!!


Enjoy and keep safe and well everyone.






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