4 oz All Bran, Bran Flakes or similar cereal, 3oz soft brown sugar, 4oz mixed dried fruit, ½ pint of milk, 4oz SR Flour.
Mix the cereal, sugar, fruit and milk in a mixing bowl and leave to stand for at least an hour. Stir in the flour and turn into a lined 1lb loaf tin. Bake in a preheated oven Gas 4/ 350F/180C – 55-60 minutes . Turn onto a wire rack to cool.
JAM FILLED FLAPJACKS
4oz rolled oats, 4½ oz plain flour, ½ tsp baking powder, 2½ oz brown sugar, 1/4 tsp salt, 3½oz butter, a jar of raspberry or blackcurrant jam.
Line and grease an 8 inch square tin with foil with 2 inch overhang.
Preheat oven to Gas 4/ 350F/180C
Mix the dry ingredients and rub in the butter, Put just over half of the mixture into the tin and press down firmly. Spread with enough jam to cover leaving a 1/4 inch gap round the edge. Sprinkle the rest of the mixture over and press down slightly, Bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in the tin before slicing.
CHOCOLATE AND BEETROOT CAKE
100mls vegetable oil, 200g cooked beetroot, 200g soft dark brown sugar,200g 0% fat natural yoghurt, 2 tsp vanilla extract,1/4 tsp sea salt, 200g SR flour, 1 tbsp baking powder, 50g cocoa powder
Preheat oven to Gas 4/ 350F/180C.
Grease and base line an 8 inch loose-bottomed tin.
Process the beetroot with the sugar and oil until smooth in a blender or food processor. In a large bowl, mix the yoghurt with the salt and vanilla extract then add in the beetroot mixture. Sift into this flour, baking powder and cocoa and mix to form a smooth batter. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 35-40 minutes until a skewer comes out cleanly. Leave to cool in the tin before turning onto a plate.
This cake keeps well and gets better with maturing.
DORSET APPLE CAKE
4oz butter or margarine, 8oz SR flour, pinch of salt, 8oz peeled and chopped apples, 4oz sugar, 2 eggs, 3oz sultanas.
Grease a 7inch cake tin.Preheat oven to Gas 4/ 350F/180C.
Rub the fat into the flour and salt. Mix apples with sugar and sultanas and stir into the flour mixture. Mix to a dough with the beaten egg and with a little milk if needed.
Bake for 60 – 90 minutes.