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2017 Dairy Diary and Brand New Cookbook Big Reveal!

2017 Dairy Diary and Brand New Cookbook Big Reveal!

Plus Win a Beautiful Bouquet & Bottle of Bubbly!

I’m so excited to, at last, reveal the brand new Dairy Diary and cookbook! The books began production in April last year, so it seems such a long time before I can show them off.

Ta daa, here they are….

 

Dairy Diary 2017 and Dairy Diary Favourites Cookbook

 

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With an on-trend lilac and metallic coloured cover, this is one of the prettiest we have produced.

As always, each week showcases a fabulous easy-to-follow triple-tested recipe and has so many fascinating features that I don’t know where to begin! I guess, you’ll just have to buy it to find out more.

Click here for a sneak peek and to order.

 

Dairy Diary Favourites CookbookDairy Diary Favourites

Dairy Diary celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. Can you believe it?!

Though it’s become such a national institution, sometimes it feels as though it’s been published forever. To celebrate this anniversary we have created this gorgeous cookbook packed with 100 of the best-loved and most-requested recipes from the past 35 years, including at least one from every edition.

Rediscover your old favourites with stunning new photographs and be inspired by new recipes that could become an integral part of your recipe repertoire.

Click here to find out more and order your copy.

 


 

Now, I’m going to share my favourite Dairy Diary recipe.
It took me ages to choose, as there are so many that I love,
but here’s the cream of the crop (literally).

 

Pear & Ginger Trifle

A delicious twist on a classic trifle, this combination of ginger cake and pear with custard and cream from the brand new Dairy Diary Favourites cookbook is wonderful.

Pear & Ginger Trifle

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Calories 437 per portion
Fat 30g (16g sat) per portion
Suitable for vegetarians

Ingredients

  • Pears 450g (1lb), peeled, cored and sliced
  • Cider 150ml (¼ pint)
  • Soft brown sugar 50g (2oz)
  • Jamaica ginger cake ½ loaf, sliced
  • Custard 450ml (¾ pint), cooled
  • Double cream 250ml (9fl oz), whipped
  • Orange and lime 1 of each, grated zest to decorate (optional)

Instructions

  1. Put the pears in a pan with the cider and sugar. Simmer for about 10 minutes until the pears are soft, then leave to cool.
  2. Arrange the ginger cake in a glass serving dish and pour the pears and cider over the top. Top with cooled custard and leave to set.
  3. Spoon whipped cream around the edge of the custard and sprinkle with orange and lime zest, if using. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

Cook’s tip
For a Jamaican rum trifle, arrange the ginger cake in the base of the dish, drizzle with 4 tbsp dark rum, then top with 4 slices fresh pineapple, diced. Pour over the custard and top with cream and zest as above.


 

And as well as sharing my favourite recipe I’m also
giving you the opportunity to win a fantastic prize!

 

Win a Beautiful Bouquet & Bottle of Bubbly!

Win a Beautiful Bouquet & Bottle of Bubbly!

This delightful gift set combines a stunning Quartz bouquet with a fresh & lively bottle of Pierson Whitaker Premier Cru Champagne and is worth £100!

For your chance to win click here.

 

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Dairy Diary 2016 OUT NOW!

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I am SO excited, today’s the big day!

After eighteen months of planning, the 2016 Dairy Diary officially launches today!!

And I can honestly say that I’m thrilled with it. I LOVE the front cover with its riot of gorgeous colours, and the contents are better than ever.

Dairy Diary 2016 with lots of writing space

And I particularly love the recipe shots that our food photographer, Steve, took outside in his garden last summer.

I know many of you will be very familiar with the Dairy Diary (you have permission to skip to the end!) but for those who are new to it, the Dairy Diary is an A5 week-to-view diary, clearly laid out with lots of writing space plus easy-to-follow triple-tested recipes.

With concealed wiro- binding it lies flat for writing and reference and also features a page-marker ribbon and handy pocket for notes and cards.

Dairy Diary 2016 weekly recipes

It contains a wealth of practical information from conversions and budgets to laundry tips and useful addresses. There’s also fascinating articles on subjects such as gardening, walking for health and British waterways.

Included in each Dairy Diary is a sheet
of memorable dates stickers for marking
appointments and occasions.

The first edition of the Dairy Diary was in 1982 and since then more than 30 million copies have been sold, making it Britain’s favourite home diary.

Dairy Diary 2016 laundry help

Perfect for organising any busy life – the Dairy Diary 2016 is an absolute essential!

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And here’s my favourite recipe from this edition (note the lovely shot in Steve’s garden).

Pear & Ginger Sorbet

Pear & Ginger Sorbet

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Calories 142 per portion
Fat 0.1g (0g sat) per portion
Suitable for vegetarians
Suitable for frezezing

Ingredients

  • Caster sugar 150g (5oz)
  • Canned pears in natural juice 2 x 420g cans
  • Stem ginger in syrup 2 pieces, drained
  • Lemon 1, zest only
  • Amaretti biscuits to serve, optional

Instructions

  1. Put sugar in a small pan with 150ml (¼ pint) of juice from pears. Bring up to boil and then boil for 5 minutes. Leave to cool slightly.
  2. Place pears, stem ginger and lemon zest in a food processor. Add cooled sugar syrup and purée until smooth.
  3. Spoon into a freezer-proof container and freeze for 2 hours. Mash with a fork and return to freezer. Repeat until softly frozen (about 6 hours).
  4. Serve with Amaretti biscuits, if using.

A Dairy Diary recipe

 


 

 

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2014 diary launched | Dairy Diary 2014 now available

2014 diary

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It’s here! The 2014 Dairy Diary.


Officially launched today. Hurrah!!

Life working on the Dairy Diary can be a strange one – you never know what year you’re in for a start.  The 2014 Dairy Diary is brand new to everyone else, but Marion our editor, Karen our designer and I have been working on it since early in 2012! So, it’s a huge delight to be able to properly, finally, launch it.

I know I would say this, but I honestly think it’s the best yet. We have refreshed the design inside so it has a more modern, magaziney feel but it’s still uber user-friendly and Dairy Diaryesque.

And of course it’s packed full of the most delicious triple-tested recipes, many with a distinctly seasonal twist. My personal favourites include Cauliflower & Potato Curry, Crunchy Alaska Salmon Goujons and St George’s Day Pudding.

The features are simply fascinating and include food for kids, anti-ageing foods, companion planting and my personal favourite super-cute mice – a gorgeous project for crocheting the cutest little mouses.

2014 diary contents

The best bit about the Dairy Diary though; is the diary itself. Not only is there plenty of space to write each day – essential for us with busy families – it also has dainty little dates stickers for those important events, such as birthdays that we really need to remember. Try to hide them from the children though or they’ll be adorning the front of their t-shirt rather than the diary (it’s lucky a can get some spares!)

There’s also a handy pocket for stashing all those notes that get lost amongst the hairclips, odd socks and wet wipes in the bottom of your handbag (or is that just me?!)

So if you’re looking for the perfect planning tool for 2014 look no further, the Dairy Diary has it all.

It’s great value at £7.25 and ON SALE NOW.

Click here to order www.dairydiary.co.uk or leave a note out with your empties if you have a milkman.

 

Cauliflower & Potato CurryAnd as a little taster here is
one of my chosen recipes.

Cauliflower & Potato Curry 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to order www.dairydiary.co.uk or leave a note out with your empties if you have a milkman.

Dairy Diary 2013 now available

The Sairy Diary 2013 is now available

BRITAIN’S best selling hard-back diary is back for a 31st year – and it’s even better than its predecessors.

Described as a ‘compendium of practical information’, the 2013 Dairy Diary is packed with useful hints and tips, making it the essential book for running any busy home.

A wide selection of mouth-watering recipesSplit into seven easy-to-use sections, it’s full of sage advice on a vast array of subjects, from stain removal to homemade hand treatments, and childhood illnesses to looking after precious metals. It also contains a beginner’s guide to pilates, and helpful tips on how to create a bird friendly garden.

The 2013 diary also features a wide selection of mouth watering recipes to suit all occasions, from quick and simple soups and snacks, to classic staples such as beef casserole and fish pie, and delectable desserts like Hogmanay Tart and Irish Whiskey Cake.

Executive Editor, Nick Rowe, says:

“The Dairy Diary has become an essential companion over the years and this latest version, our 31st edition, is the most comprehensive one we have produced so far.

“It’s packed with recipes and practical hints and tips, which makes it an excellent point of reference.

“This edition contains some inspiring articles on a host of different topics, from bread making to home made hand treatments, and how to transform your garden into a haven for birds.”

The Dairy Diary is the best week-to-view diary you can buy

The Dairy Diary 2013 comes with memorable date stickers

The first Dairy Diary was produced by the Milk Marketing Board in 1982. In 2001 it was taken over by Eaglemoss Consumer Publications and has become Britain’s best-selling home diary series, selling over 20 million copies.

Dairy Diary Set

The Dairy Diary Set offers amazing value for moneyThe Dairy Diary is also available in the 2013 Dairy Diary Set, which contains:

  • Dairy Diary 2013
  • Notepad for messages and shopping lists
  • Designer pencil
  • Easy-use pen
  • Notes holder with pen and pencil storage

Perfect for managing any busy life – and a great value gift too at just £8.99!

How to order

The 2013 Dairy Diary is priced at £6.99 and the Dairy Diary Set is priced at £8.99.

  • Visit www.dairydiary.co.uk
  • Call 0845 948128
  • If you have a milkman, simply put a note out with your empties.

Dairy Diary 2013 now available!

Dairy Diary 2013

Every year I am astonished at how early people start to ask for the following year’s Dairy Diary.

This year, I think we might have the record for the earliest, with a request in May!

We know that it’s Britain’s best-loved diary, so maybe I shouldn’t be so surprised. Since its first edition back in 1982, it has sold well over 20 million copies!

Described as a ‘compendium of practical information’, the 2013 Dairy Diary is packed with useful hints and tips, making it the essential book for running any busy home. Split into seven easy-to-use sections, it’s full of sage advice on a vast array of subjects, from stain removal to homemade hand treatments, and childhood illnesses to looking after precious metals. It also contains a beginner’s guide to pilates, and helpful tips on how to create a bird friendly garden.

Mouth-watering recipes

The 2013 diary also features a wide selection of mouth-watering recipes to suit all occasions, from quick and simple soups and snacks, to classic staples such as beef casserole and fish pie, and delectable desserts like Hogmanay Tart and Irish Whiskey Cake.

Executive Editor, Nick Rowe, says:

“The Dairy Diary has become an essential companion over the years and this latest version, our 31st edition, is the most comprehensive one we have produced so far.
“It’s packed with recipes and practical hints and tips, which makes it an excellent point of reference.
“This edition contains some inspiring articles on a host of different topics, from bread making to homemade hand treatments, and how to transform your garden into a haven for birds.”

It’s simple to order:

  • www.dairydiary.co.uk to order online.
  • Ring 0845 0948 128 to order over the phone (Mon-Fri, 9am-8pm).
  • Or put a note out with your empties to order from your milkman.

Cherry Biscuits recipeEnjoy this Cherry Biscuits recipe
from the 2013 Dairy Diary .

Just a taster of the fantastic
recipes inside.

 

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Christmas ordering

Order your Dairy Diary and Dairy Book of Home Cookery in time for Christmas

There’s still time to order the Dairy Diary and Dairy Book of Home Cookery for delivery before Christmas

Order by Friday 16 December and you can have your Dairy Diary and Dairy Book of Home Cookery delivered in time for Christmas!

  • The Dairy Diary is 30 years young and still the best-selling home diary. The 2012 edition is the best ever!
  • We have a new edition of the much loved Dairy Book of Home Cookery totally updated for 2012.

Take a closer look at both books at www.dairydiary.co.uk where you can also sample a selection of yummy recipes.

The Dairy Diary makes the perfect
Christmas gifts for family and friends. 

The Dairy Diary Set has already sold out, so order today to ensure you don’t miss out on the Dairy Diary!

Emily
Managing Editor

 

P.S. Don’t miss our blog on Monday. 

It will feature a selection of essential Christmas Day recipes to ensure a truly scrumptious, yet stress-free day.

 

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