Win a bundle of out-of-print precious books

Win a bundle of out-of-print precious books wrapped in a Dairy Diary shopping bag

Competition is now closed.


I look after communications and marketing at Dairy Diary. I’m a busy mum and love home baking and cooking for my family. In my spare time I enjoy visiting the theatre, eating out with friends and exploring the great outdoors!
    • Tess Brooker
    • 14/06/2021

    I loved my mums chocolate marble cake and now my favourite things to bake are Victoria sponge, scones and brownies

  1. I loved Boiled Fruit Cake as a child and still do today. not good if you are on a diet especially spread with butter as an extra treat.

  2. My favourite bake as a new wife and mum (over 60 years ago) was dessicated coconut covered madeleines, shaped in my yorkshire pudding tin !!! as I did not have the “dome shaped” posh tins, I had to improvise 🙂

  3. I loved Boiled Fruit Cake as a child and still enjoy it today. Not good for any diet especially spread with butter as a real treat.

    • Annie-Eloise Lambert
    • 31/05/2021

    Vinegar Cake was a fruit cake Mater made weekly. A terrific memory.

    • Carol Adams
    • 30/05/2021

    The cookbooks you produce show scrumptious food this is a rare treat to try to win.

  4. we had bread pudding that used all the stale bread up you could cut it up like a cake and was lovely with custard my nan always made it for all the family

  5. The Dairy Book of Home Cookery is the one recipe book I would HAVE to keep if I had to get rid of all my others! No nonsense recipes and a wide range. My go to recipe book

    • Margaret Latham
    • 30/05/2021

    I remember making steamed jam sponge pudding in cookery lessons at the Grammar school I went to.

  6. I made a baked apple at school when I was 11. The very first thing I ever cooked. I cored the apple, sat in on a greased baking tray, mixed together sultanas, dates, demerara sugar, cinnamon and a little bit of butter on top and pushed it into the core. It tasted appley, buttery, sugary and fruity and I absolutely loved it! The apple squashed right down and the filling overflowed, we even made custard to go with it and we all sat down at the long tables in the cookery room and ate our apples and custard. It was joyous!! I used to make them a lot, but haven’t made one now for several decades. Perhaps this bank holiday weekend …….

  7. My children always loved Vienese Whirls and brought their friends round to eat them too.

    • Diane Bennett
    • 29/05/2021

    I still have my Dairy Diary from 1982 and my Dairy Book of Home Cookery from 1978 and still use them today. They are full of wonderful timeless recipes . My children love them too

  8. Have bought lots of your cook books over the years

  9. Hi, I always loved it when my mum, sister and I used to get all the stale bread and make an Old Fashioned Bread Pudding, though now I use Vegetarian Suet. Though Grannies Heavy Buns came a very close second.

  10. i would love to win, what a fab prize

    • Sue
    • 29/05/2021

    During lockdown I have renewed my love of baking – lemon drizzle cake, banana loaf, Victoria sponge plus other old favourites.

    • Margaret Hawkins
    • 29/05/2021

    Great competition. Always use Dairy Diary & cookbooks when looking for something different.

    • Gillian
    • 29/05/2021

    Rock cakes could not be simpler for a child to make. I know I used to love making them with Resi, our Slovak maid in 1940.

    • Tricia Fry
    • 29/05/2021

    Such a lovely competition and so hard to think of just one. Dundee cake with all the almonds lined up neatly on the top is one. Lemon Drizzle cake is still a firm favourite with my husband. Many happy hours spent whipping up eggs and cream for my Lemon Meringue Roulade which has home made Lemon Curd inside. Just a few of my favourite bakes.

    • Angela
    • 29/05/2021

    Have been married for 51 years and used to buy the Dairy Diary from the milk man and I still use it today.

    • Verity Joy Harvey
    • 29/05/2021

    I would love to win the prize cookery books so I can share some of the cooking with friends.

    • Olive newson
    • 29/05/2021

    Have had the Dairy Diary for the last fifteen years. Wouldn’t be without it!

    • Lorna Howarth
    • 18/05/2021

    If jam roly poly is on the menu when I eat out it’s a must

      • Francis
      • 29/05/2021

      I am with you on that. If, in the extremely rare event that Spotted Dick on on that same menu, I would be presented with one supreme conundrum! Perhaps the solution would lie in avoiding a starter but indulging in two super desserts, with lashings of custard!!! Sadly, genuinely sadly, traditional puddings are not to be found on any menu I come across.

    • 17/05/2021

    I once made spotted dog and it went better than expected. My
    gran and my son said it was delicious. I must get round to making that bake again!

      • Sandra Lockley
      • 18/05/2021

      Would love to receive this fantastic prize my grandma used to let me read hers xx

      • Connie Holland
      • 30/05/2021

      Love cook books these would be a real treat for the body and mind.

  11. I Love reading and something different that has now gone out of proint would be great.

    1. I would love to win this, we have been in Africa teaching this year, this would be a real treat to come home to. 😍

  12. I love entering competitions, have won only a few, which is a shame, but it doesn’t matter !!!

      • Siwsan Miller
      • 18/05/2021

      Use a loot of recipes from previous dairy books, corn beef pie, rock cakes ,cheesecake and beef and pepper casserole. Alway go back to my dairy book of home cooking and cooking with cream.

    • Betty Weill
    • 15/05/2021

    Lovely prizes

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