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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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from Emily and Emma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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

 


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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.

Plant a wonderful winter windowbox

Christmas Roses

How to enjoy Christmas roses from early winter to early spring

 

Christmas roses are one of the few flowering plants able to withstand winter temperatures – which makes them ideal for an outdoor winter windowbox.

Here they are teamed with conifer twigs, fir cones and gaultheria berries.

The large creamy white flowers
of the Christmas rose will gradually
turn a soft pink as they age.

Plant your windowbox in late autumn

Christmas roses flower from early winter to early spring.

It shouldn’t take more than an hour to complete.

For an extra Christmassy effect, lightly spray the fir cones with artificial ‘snow’.

 

WONDERFUL WINTER WINDOWBOX PROJECT

 

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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.

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Christmas Crafting

Homemade Christmas Cards

Fun and Simple Window Decorations and Cards


There’s something very satisfying about making your own cards and decorations, and if they don’t cost much, even better!

These two projects are perfect for creating with children as they’re so simple, but that’s not obligatory, they’re really fun to do by yourself too!

 

Homemade Christmas Cards

Window Snow Scenes

Materials
Pencil
White paper
Scissors
Craft knife
Cutting mat
White Tack or invisible tape

1 In pencil, at the bottom of a piece of paper, draw a gently sloping hillside with trees, buildings, and animals too, if you like.

2 Cut around the outline with scissors.

3 Adults only! Cut out windows and doors with a craft knife.

4 Affix to your windows with tiny pieces of White Tack or invisible tape.

 

 

Artic Animal Christmas Cards

Materials
Pencil
Dark blue or black cards
Paintbrush
White Paint
Cotton wool
Black pen
Small black buttons (optional)
Star stickers or embellishments
Glue (if using a button and/or embellishment)

1 Draw a feint outline of your artic animal. We drew a fox and polar bear.

2 Load your paintbrush with paint and tap to create ‘snow’ paint all over the card.

3 ‘Sponging’ with cotton wool, fill in your animal in white. You may need to twist the cotton wool to a point for any narrow bits. Allow to dry.

4 Draw an eye with black pen, and also a nose, or you could stick on a small black button, if you like.

5 Stick or glue a star in place.

 

Thanks to Jasmine and Maisy, my eight-year-old girls, for producing the artwork for this blog.

 

 

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Perfect Christmas snacks

Taking a break from wrapping gifts and enjoy these scrumptious festive treats

 

Goat’s Cheese, Honey & Walnut Toastie

Goat’s Cheese, Honey & Walnut Toastie

This may be just a toastie but it tastes SO good – warm creamy goat’s cheese, sweet honey and crunchy walnuts. What’s not to like?

It’s just one of many delicious triple-tested recipes in the 2019 Dairy Diary.

RECIPE

 

 

Christmas Flapjacks

Christmas Flapjack

With pecan nuts, ginger and cherries, these flapjacks are really special. Pop in a tin, wrap in ribbon and give as a gift.

This recipe is taken from Dairy Diary Favouritescookbook.

RECIPE

 

 

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