Recipe of the Week: Bakewell Tart

Bakewell Tart

Every Sunday, we enjoy a ‘proper pud’

The children don’t have to listen to ‘have a yogurt’ or ‘get a piece of fruit’, we all enjoy something thoroughly enjoyable and decadent.

This has to be planned in with our meals as a weekly essential, and if I forget there’s much complaining ‘but it’s Sunday’. Meal planning used to take place on the back of an old letter or envelope, but I now have the pleasure of a real Meal Planner.


Make planning more pleasurable with our brand-new Meal Planner!

Dairy Diary Meal Planner Pad with shopping listThe Meal Planner lists the days of the week down the side and has a column for lunch and evening meal as well as an entry for notes at the bottom. There’s also a lined tear-off shopping list on the right. It even has a hole drilled at the top should you wish to hang it up to keep it off the kitchen surface.

This is an invaluable tool in helping to reduce food waste as you can plan what you’re going to eat and buy only what you need and will actually use; thus saving money too! Win, win.

You’ll find the Meal Planner in the 2021 Dairy Diary Set and the Pocket Diary Set.

Both available to buy now!


For this week’s dessert, I’ve chosen the original Bakewell Tart

It may be different from the one you recognise, but it’s the original (and I think, the best!)

It follows the traditional recipe from the Rutland Arms in Bakewell and uses puff pastry, raspberry jam and ground almonds.

Bakewell Tart

Apple & Pear Quinoa Porridge



This irresistible recipe is taken from our Around Britain cookbook (one of my all-time favourite cookbooks)

Around Britain cookbook

This beautiful book showcases recipes and images from around the British Isles and contains lots of fabulous cakes and puddings, some with quite comical names, such as Wet Nellie and Singin’ Hinnies.

Around Britain cookbook is a lovely Christmas present for someone who enjoys baking.



Around Britain cookbook







Head of Dairy Diary; I'm passionate about producing high quality products that our customers will cherish. I'm also a mum of three and I enjoy cooking, walking, gardening and art with my family, as well as lino printing (if I find time!)

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