WIN a Fab Breville Sandwich Press

Win a Greville Sandwich Press

WIN a Fab Breville Sandwich Press

With the Breville VST025 sandwich toaster, delicious toasted sandwiches can be quickly prepared from handy ingredients. It’s quick, easy and offers endless options–from sweet to savoury–for anyone who fancies a light lunch or a quick snack.

Good luck!

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British Sandwich Week

British Sandwich Week

According to the British Sandwich Week website we Brits eat over 11.5 billion sandwiches each year. If you laid each one end to end, they would go around the world about 44 times!

British Sandwich Week is a week-long celebration of the greatest food-to-go and one of the most iconic British culinary inventions; the Sandwich.

The great British sandwich is such a central item in our psyche and culture that we have more different names for it than Eskimos do for snow.

From Sarnies, butties and barms to baps and baguettes, everywhere you go there’s a local term for this icon. Ever since John Montague, the 4th Earl of Sandwich ordered cold beef between slices of toast, to avoid getting up from his cards game, his name has become synonymous with the delectable dish.

So what’s your favourite?

Do you prefer to make your own or do you have a favourite café? We love our local bakery. It’s certainly not hip and trendy but it produces the most gorgeous bread and fillings. But when we’re not indulging in purchases from

But when we’re not indulging in purchases from Food for Thought our favourite seasonal sandwich recipe is Asparagus Torpedoes (see below).

 


 

 

Win a Greville Sandwich Press

WIN a Fab Breville Sandwich Press

With the Breville VST025 sandwich toaster, delicious toasted sandwiches can be quickly prepared from handy ingredients. It’s quick, easy and offers endless options–from sweet to savoury–for anyone who fancies a light lunch or a quick snack.

Good luck!

ENTER

 

 


 

Asparagus Torpedo

Asparagus Torpedoes

  • Servings: 2
  • Time: 30 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Calories 641 per portion
Fat 29g (9g sat) per portion
Suitable for vegetarians

Ingredients

  • Ready-to-bake baguettes 2
  • Asparagus spears 6–8, depending on size
  • Mayonnaise 3 tbsp
  • Finely shredded basil 3 tbsp
  • Finely chopped parsley 3 tbsp
  • Beefsteak tomato 1, sliced
  • Mozzarella cheese 90g (31⁄2oz), thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. As instructed on the packet, preheat oven and bake baguettes, then allow to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, snap off white woody ends of asparagus. Cook spears in gently boiling water for 3–5 minutes until tender. Drain, cut in half lengthways, then into thirds.
  3. Cut baguettes almost into two lengthways. Mix mayonnaise with basil and parsley and spread over cut sides. 4 Alternate slices of tomato, mozzarella and pieces of asparagus in the baguettes. Season with freshly ground black pepper and serve immediately while warm.

 

A Dairy Diary recipe.

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Recipe of the Week: Cinnamon Doughnut Rings

Cinnamon doughnut rings

It’s National Doughnut Week, now you have the perfect excuse to make these delicious cinnamon treats.

Crisp on the outside and soft in the middle, serve these doughnuts warm as a treat or with ice cream for a dessert.

Cinnamon Doughnut Rings

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Time: 25 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Calories 200 per portion
Fat 7g (1g sat) per portion
Suitable for vegetarians

Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil for the deep fat fryer
  • Self-raising flour 250g (9oz)
  • Baking powder 1 tsp
  • Caster sugar 75g (3oz)
  • Egg 1 medium
  • Vegetable oil 1 tbsp
  • Milk 90ml (3fl oz)

For the coating

  • Ground cinnamon 1 tsp
  • Caster sugar 50g (2oz)

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in the deep fat fryer to 170°C.
  2. Meanwhile, sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl and stir in the sugar. Beat the egg and oil into the milk and add to the dry ingredients, beating with a spoon to bind them together. With floured hands, work the ingredients into a smooth ball and turn out onto a floured worksurface.
  3. Roll out the dough to a thickness of just over 1cm (½in). Flour 7cm (2½in) and 3cm (1½in) plain round cutters and use the larger cutter to cut out rounds of dough and then cut out the centres using the smaller cutter. Re-roll the trimmings and cut more rings as necessary. Mix the cinnamon into the sugar in a small bowl for coating the doughnuts.
  4. Cook the doughnut rings 2–3 at a time. Lower them carefully into the hot oil and cook for 3–4 minutes until golden on the bottom and then turn over and cook for a further 2–3 minutes, until they are an even golden colour and cooked through.
  5. Lift onto kitchen paper to drain briefly and while they are still hot dip them in the cinnamon sugar and turn them over so they are evenly coated, shaking off any excess. Place on a wire rack to cool.

Recipe taken from Good Food, Fast.

 

 

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The Definitive Guide to Stain Removal

Definitive Guide to Stain Removal

While people adore the recipes and the page layout in the Dairy Diary, one of the most well-thumbed features in the book is the stain removal guide.

It may not be the most exciting page, but it’s certainly one of the most useful!

Here we have created a downloadable
DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO STAIN REMOVAL
print-out for you, so that you always
have it to hand.

Stick it inside the cupboard where you keep your laundry equipment for useful reference.

Dairy Diary Stain Removal Chart

DOWNLOAD

 

 

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Recipe of the Week: Hummous

Dairy Diary Hummous recipe

With reports in the press of hummous being removed from the supermarket shelves, play it safe and make your own delicious dip.

Yum!

Please let me know how you get on.

 

 


 

Hummous

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Suitable for vegetarians

Ingredients

  • Chickpeas 410g can, drained
  • Lemon 1, juice only
  • Garlic 3 cloves, peeled and crushed
  • Ground cumin ½ tsp
  • Ground coriander ½ tsp
  • Natural yogurt 150g (5oz)
  • Crunchy peanut butter 3 tbsp
  • Olive oil 1 tbsp
  • Chopped coriander 1 tbsp, optional

Instructions

  1. Place chickpeas, lemon juice and garlic into a food processor and whizz to a coarse mixture.
  2. Tip mixture into a bowl and stir in cumin, coriander, yogurt and peanut butter and season to taste.
  3. Spoon into a serving bowl and chill until ready to serve. Drizzle with oil and garnish with coriander, if liked.

A Dairy Diary recipe.

 


 

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Top 3 Dips to Share

Top 3 Dips to Share

I love a relaxed evening with friends – the impromptu sort when you decide you really need a catch-up, so you throw a few nibbles together and chill a bottle of fizz.

One of the best sharing foods is dip.

I like to serve with a range of crudité (how virtuous we feel eating carrot and cucumber sticks!), breadsticks and some warm pitta triangles.

crudité

Here are the top 3 Dairy Diary dips of all time…

 


 

Hummous

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Suitable for vegetarians

Ingredients

  • Chickpeas 410g can, drained
  • Lemon 1, juice only
  • Garlic 3 cloves, peeled and crushed
  • Ground cumin ½ tsp
  • Ground coriander ½ tsp
  • Natural yogurt 150g (5oz)
  • Crunchy peanut butter 3 tbsp
  • Olive oil 1 tbsp
  • Chopped coriander 1 tbsp, optional

Instructions

  1. Place chickpeas, lemon juice and garlic into a food processor and whizz to a coarse mixture.
  2. Tip mixture into a bowl and stir in cumin, coriander, yogurt and peanut butter and season to taste.
  3. Spoon into a serving bowl and chill until ready to serve. Drizzle with oil and garnish with coriander, if liked.

 


 

Stilton & Walnut Dip

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Suitable for vegetarians

Ingredients

  • Curd cheese or quark 150g (5oz)
  • Stilton cheese 150g (5oz), crumbled
  • Soured cream 150g (5oz)
  • Snipped chives 2 tbsp, plus extra to garnish
  • Chopped walnuts 50g (2oz), plus extra to garnish
  • Paprika to garnish

Instructions

  1. Put cheeses and soured cream into a bowl and beat together until combined.
  2. Fold chives and walnuts into mixture and spoon into a serving bowl. Sprinkle with paprika, chives and walnuts and chill until required.

 


 

Hot Artichoke & Chive Dip

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Suitable for vegetarians

Ingredients

  • Artichoke hearts 390g can, drained
  • Parmesan cheese 75g (3oz), grated
  • Light mayonnaise 125ml (4fl oz)
  • Soured cream 125ml (4 fl oz)
  • Snipped chives to garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients except chives into a food processor and whizz until smooth. Season to taste.
  2. Spoon mixture into a saucepan and heat gently until hot but not boiling.
  3. Pour into a serving bowl, sprinkle with chives if you like, and serve immediately.

 


 

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