Recipe of the Week: Tahini Turkey with Persian

Tahini Turkey with Persian Rice

Leftover turkey? Of course, you have!

 

This flavoursome recipe from the 2021 Dairy Diary is perfect for using up leftovers on Boxing Day and is much more exciting than the usual turkey sandwich.

I tried it at the photo shoot on a baking hot day in July and instantly loved it.

The mixture of tahini, mint and pomegranate work beautifully with the turkey and rice.

 

Tahini Turkey with Persian Rice

Apple & Pear Quinoa Porridge

 

Have a relaxing Boxing Day everyone.

 

 

 

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.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Happy Christmas to all our wonderful followers and customers

 

Thank you for supporting us once again this year.

Keep safe and well.

 

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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.

Mince Pie Linzer Torte

Mince Pie Linzer Torte

Based on the iconic Austrian flan; whose namesake is the pretty baroque city of Linz, this Christmassy dessert uses mincemeat rather than the traditional jam and is topped with an attractive pastry lattice.

Serve warm, with whipped cream – delicious.

 

Mince Pie Linzer Torte

Apple & Pear Quinoa Porridge

 

 

 

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: Chocolate Orange Panettone Buns

Chocolate Orange Panettone Buns

Many people took to baking during lockdowns this year, and it’s easy to see why

 

The slow, methodical process, with delicious results, is very therapeutic.

Add in the stress of getting everything ready for Christmas, and we all need something soothing to focus on.

Try these Chocolate Orange Panettone Buns from the 2021 Dairy Diary. Honestly, they are absolutely gorgeous; a really rewarding bake.

Treat yourself – you most definitely deserve it.

 

Chocolate Orange Panettone Buns

Apple & Pear Quinoa Porridge

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Make your own bag for odd-shaped gifts!

Make your own bag for odd shaped gifts!

We show you how to wrap those odd-shaped items with a little gift wrap folding magic

Simply follow the instructions using the link below:

Make your own bag for odd-shaped gifts!

 

You can also download the instructions as an Infographic:
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Emma Snow
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.

Christmas Family Traditions

Whether you are a new family (congratulations!) or want to try something different this year, we have put together a list of the best festive activities to help you get excited for the big day, and most importantly, to create lovely memories that will last a lifetime. 


Hot ChocolateSet up a Christmas Eve ‘Hot Chocolate Bar’

Well, this can be done on any cold evening, but it is extra special at this time of year. Make sure to have all the fancy ingredients displayed and ready to go, such as candy canes, marshmallows, coloured paper straws and sprinkles. What’s great about this one is any age can enjoy a warming mug of something sweet, you could even add a shot of brandy or Amaretto (grown-ups only!) Then snuggle up together on the sofa to watch a Christmassy film.


Free Christmas lights showFree neighbourhood light show

Great fun for both children and adults. Pick a clear evening and cram into the car wearing cosy clothes. Take a big bag of popcorn too. Drive around your local area to spot as many dazzling displays as you can. When I was a child, there was always one or two houses that always put on a fabulous display, with donations made to charity. We headed there first as it was a magical experience, one that we will always remember.

GingerbreadBake & decorate cookies or gingerbread

Fun, affordable and delicious, just don’t think about the mess… Baking together is a great family tradition. The best bit (after eating the creations) is decorating them. The biscuits don’t have to be pretty as a picture, in fact it is more enjoyable to be as creative as you like. The perfect cookies are the ones made using a recipe from the very well-used cookbook that has been in your kitchen for years, meaning they are tried-and-tested. We know you are thinking of the Dairy Book of Home Cookery of course! Try this recipe for Dainty Iced Gingerbread and decorate!


Leaving food out for Father Christmas & his reindeer!

This was a must every year in our household, homemade mince pies, a small glass of sherry and a carrot for Rudolf! On Christmas morning, we raced downstairs to find a half-eaten mince pie, a gnawed carrot and an empty glass – easy to see which was Santa’s favourite! “But why hasn’t he eaten it all, do you think he doesn’t like my mince pies?”, my mum answered with, “well, he can’t eat everyone’s mince pies in one night, can he?”. You can of course leave milk out instead of sherry or cookies if Santa isn’t a fan of mincemeat!
Emma Snow

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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