Dairy Diary 2018 review

Have you bought your dairy diary yet?

It’s perfect for inspiration and planning throughout next year, and also for gifts too.

Here are a few reasons why the Dairy Diary is Britain’s best-loved home diary…



The cover is so fresh, calm and uplifting. Of course, it’s crammed full of recipes, cook’s tips and fascinating features.

The Dairy Diary 2018 comes with a handy pocket, memorable dates sticker sheet, ribbon page marker and concealed wiro-binding that ensures it lies flat for writing and reading.

It has lots planning tools, useful reminders, contact details, budgeting, holiday dates and plenty of space to write your day-to-day notes and appointments. New for 2018 is a weekly reminders section.

But the reason the Dairy Diary is loved by so many loyal readers is the inclusion of a delicious recipe for each week of the year. Easy to prepare, mouthwatering dishes that have been triple-tested for great results. Your friends and family will love them

There is a great variety, from Cauliflower Cheese Soup to Beef Yakitori (Asian-style kebabs) and Choc n Nut Chelsea Buns to Gin & Tonic Sorbet.

In fact, there is such a great selection that we have made many of them several times over already!



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You can order online or over the phone, if you prefer. Our order phone line is 01425 463390.

Now available for just £8.50!

P&P is £2.50, but that’s per order, not per item. Spend over £20 then postage is free!

Perfect for Christmas gifts and a perfect treat for yourself.








The Diary of the Future!

Dairy Diary 2017 - the diary of the future

Adults in the UK spend an average of 2 hours, 26 minutes each day on a mobile device.

Whether it’s browsing the internet, planning the weekly shop, or accessing a calendar, we are becoming increasingly reliant on mobile technology.

But is this obsession with all things digital really necessary? Technology is a wonderful thing (hence why we’re using it right now) but does it need to replace everything?

Imagine a diary which is on all the time, never needs charging,
can be scrolled through in seconds, and enables you to add and
delete entries faster than you can say ‘Where’s the diary app?’

Take a look at this brand new device here.

You guessed it. It’s a real life paper diary.

One with delicious recipes, fab features, a handy pocket and even date stickers. 

Yes, of course, it’s the Dairy Diary!

The 2017 Dairy Diary allows you to do all of the above and much more, making it as relevant today as the first edition was in the pre-digital age 35 years ago.

From delicious and easy to follow recipes to inspirational ideas for activity holidays and handy hints and tips on topics as diverse as gardening and home budgeting, the Dairy Diary is a vital source of information which the whole family can access in an instant.

For more information, or to order your copy (what are you waiting for?) visit our website or ask your milkman – you can even order in a non-digital way if you wish!


Fancy a taster? This mild chicken curry is a winner with all the family.


Easy Chicken Curry

Easy Chicken Curry

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

Calories 417 per portion
Fat 17g (?8.5g sat) per portion
Suitable for freezing


  • Butter 25g (1oz)
  • Onion 1, peeled and chopped
  • Dessert apple 1, peeled, cored and chopped
  • Butternut squash 150g (5oz), peeled and diced
  • Curry paste 1 tbsp
  • Plain flour 1 tbsp
  • Ground ginger ½ tsp
  • Ground cinnamon ½ tsp
  • Milk 225ml (8fl oz)
  • Mango chutney 1 tbsp
  • Cooked chicken 175-225g (6-8oz), cut into chunks
  • Cooked basmati rice, naan bread and flaked almonds to serve, optional


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan and add onion, apple, squash and curry paste. Cover and cook on a low heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Add flour, ginger and cinnamon and cook for 1 minute, stirring.
  3. Pour milk into pan, then add mango chutney and cooked chicken. Bring to the boil, stirring, then reduce the heat, cover with a lid and simmer gently for 20 minutes.
  4. Serve curry on a bed of rice sprinkled with almonds and with naan bread, if using.





Fabulous Italian Terrine

When I saw this I just had to share it with you!
It is stunning.

The recipe and video is taken from Bake Club, the fabulous new online club from our sister company.

If you want to watch a fab video of this recipe and also find out how to make blackberry ice cream and vanilla ice cream sign up to Bake Club (you get a free 30 day trial) and click here

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How to make Ham Soufflé video

Let me show you how easy it is to make an impressive Ham Soufflé.

Soufflés are not just for special occasions. And don’t be intimidated by their reputation… they are really quite easy to make.

Follow me (and the twins!) in this short video as I make the Ham Soufflé recipe in the Dairy Diary 2011, page 107.

Delicious and very morish. I promise it will be an instant favourite.

Watch Emily show you how easy it is to make an impressive Ham Soufflé.

Recipe taken from the Dairy Diary 2011.

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