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Celebrate World Gin Day

Gin cocktails

Celebrate World Gin Day with a Rhubarb & Custard Cocktail and a Gin & Tonic Sorbet

 

As many like me at the moment, after juggling home-school and work each day, my evenings often begin with a long sigh and a large glass of something white or red. Today, though I have a real excuse for a tipple – it’s World Gin Day!

Gin has seen a huge surge in popularity over recent years, which has unleashed the potential for micro-makers and larger-scale producers to really up their game. There is a myriad of different gins to choose from; we’re spoilt for choice.

The story of gin is a far cry from gin culture today –
A Brief Chequered History of Gin.

I look back with much nostalgia on my trip to Edinburgh Gin, where I learnt about its history and production methods, back in the days when we could enjoy a weekend escape sampling different gins.

To celebrate World Gin Day, I’m sharing with you my two favourite Dairy Diary gin recipes. Both SO easy but really tasty. Chin chin!

 

Rhubarb & Custard Cocktail & Gin & Tonic Sorbet

Rhubarb & Custard Cocktail

Gin & Tonic Sorbet

 

Keep safe and well everyone.

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Recipe of the week: 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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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
  • Print

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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