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Recipe of the Week: New Year Chai Martini

Chai Martini Cocktail

Cheers from all at Dairy Diary!

Have a very happy and healthy 2018.

New Year Chai Martini

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Calories 239 per portion
Fat 10g (6.1g sat) per portion
Suitable for vegetarians

Ingredients

  • Chai latte teabags 2
  • Granulated sugar 4 tsp or to taste
  • Single cream 100ml (3½fl oz)
  • Vanilla vodka 100ml (3½fl oz)
  • Ice cubes 16
  • Cinnamon for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Place teabags into a heatproof measuring jug and pour in 100ml (3½fl oz) boiling water. Leave to brew for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove teabags, add sugar and stir until dissolved. Pour in cream and vanilla vodka and leave to cool.
  3. Place half the ice in a cocktail shaker and pour in half the liquid. Shake well then strain into two martini glasses. Repeat with remaining liquid and ice. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve immediately.

 

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Recipe of the Week: Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

Wrap your mittened fingers around a mug of this scrumptious drink this autumn and you’ll soon feel warm and cosy

Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Calories 267 per portion
Fat 13g (5g sat) per portion
Suitable for vegetarians

Ingredients

  • Milk 600ml (1 pint)
  • Chocolate hazelnut spread 3 tbsp
  • Orange ¼, finely grated zest

Instructions

  1. Heat the milk in a pan with the chocolate spread, stirring until dissolved. Stir in the orange zest, pour into cups and serve immediately.

This is taken from our fantastic new cookbook; Dairy Diary Favourites.. To find out more click here.

 

 


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10 simple ways to make the most of autumn

10 ways to celebrate autumn

Autumn begins on Thursday but rather than mourn the end of summer, celebrate the season with these 10 top tips.

 


1 Kick leaves

No matter how old you are, you’ll always feel like a child again when you are paddling in a lagoon of fallen leaves. Kick leaves with your children – such a simplistic action can lift stress off your shoulders for a while.


2 Roast marshmallows and chestnuts over an open fire

Autumn is neither too hot for a fire, nor too cold to be staying outside – which is precisely why you should be taking the chance to light a cosy, warming fire whilst you roast marshmallows and chestnuts over it.


3 Buy a new pair of boots

It’s time to kick off those sandals and instead dance the blues in durable boots! Whether your boots be Dr Martens or if you prefer, floral wellie – you can never go wrong with purchasing practical footwear for the season.


4 Drink plenty of warm drinks

Experiment with new hot beverages. Last year a Pumpkin Spiced Latte was incredibly popular, what will it be this year?

What about Hazelnut Hot Chocolate from our new cookbook, Dairy Diary Favourites?

Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Calories 267 per portion
Fat 13g (5g sat) per portion
Suitable for vegetarians

Ingredients

  • Milk 600ml (1 pint)
  • Chocolate hazelnut spread 3 tbsp
  • Orange ¼, finely grated zest

Instructions

  1. Heat the milk in a pan with the chocolate spread, stirring until dissolved. Stir in the orange zest, pour into cups and serve immediately.


5 Watch the sun rise

Witnessing the night slip into day gives you a sense of tranquillity, for it is so scenic that you will not want to take your eyes off the natural art that is usually missed by sleeping. A bonus to autumn is that the sun rises later in the morning than summer so you can still get some sleep and wake up to a mesmerising spectacle.


6 Have a film day

Of course, autumnal weather is quite unpredictable, especially in Britain, as weather cannot decide whether it wants to be sunny or rainy. In the instances where you cannot possibly enjoy the outside… choose a selection of films to watch, it could consist of chick flicks, horrors, rom-coms, dramas, you name it. It’s all in your control. This is a great time to relax and pamper yourself – maybe invite a few friends around too?


7 Be creative

The decorative scenery at this time of year is enough to allow you to get in touch with your creative side. Sit outside and draw a picture, colour in a colouring book, write a poem or even do some knitting! Anything that is artful is expressive, and what better time to do it than in this season?


8 Do something that you’ve always wanted to do

With the busy days of work and life, it’s often difficult to find some time to do something that you’ve always wanted to do. Stop procrastinating, plan to do what you have always wanted to do and do it. Be daring.


9 Host a get-together

A friendship is one of the most important relationships that you can have. Make time for it –meeting up with your friends is crucial and what better way to do it than to organise a get together? You’ll be surrounded with positivity and are guaranteed to have a jam packed, enjoyable night!


10 Plan ahead

An organised schedule is indubitably a must if you lead a hectic lifestyle. Plans reduce stress, clear your mind and give you a motivational sense of direction. In advance – plan this season to suit you. The Dairy Diary knows the importance of having a neat schedule with the week-to-view pages, planners and lie-flat spiral binding. Check out our gorgeous new range at <link>.


 

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