Monday, November 1

I missed the last day of blogtoberfest yesterday:( My hubby needed the computer to finish his assignment and I'm happy to say that the assignment has been finished and there's no more uni now till next year yeah! The girls and I had a great time catching up with friends at our local park for a bit of lunch, a play and walk around to see the animals,we kept busy!

Today the house was buzzing with some cooking for the school lunches this week, and there was a whole lot of banging too with some new cupboards going in Miss 11's room and tomorrow I'm getting a couple of kitchen cupboards too which I'm excited about. I made a cake today called a Breakfast Cake which is tasty on it's own with lots of fruit or it can be sliced and toasted with a bit of butter on it too.


1 cup processed bran cereal

435ml skim milk

1 cup sultanas

1 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup dates chopped
1 1/2 cups wholemeal self raising flour

1/2 brown sugar

2 tablespoons wheat germ

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. Grease and line a standard loaf tin.
Mix together the bran, milk, sultanas, cranberries and dates. Set aside to soak for at least 45 minutes.
Sift the flour into a bowl and add the husks. Add the soaked bran mixture, sugar and wheat germ. Combine well.

Spoon mix into the prepared tin and bake for 45-50 minutes or until cooked through. Turn out and cool on a wire rack.

Have a great Tuesday:)


  1. Is that a wallaby?
    How totally cute. We have lots of kangaroos around us but I've not seen a wallaby.

    Our oven doesn't work still... it is creating much heart ache for me when I see such yummy delights.

  2. Another fabulous sounding and looking recipe. Great to have your hubby back on board too. Just in time for the silly season. Good luck with your minor building project!! Pruxxx

  3. Sounds like a great day! I'll definitely be giving that recipe a go! xx

  4. Nice to get outdoors with nature. Cakes looks and sounds yummy. Charmaine

  5. hey still plenty of space left in tassie for holidays - not all the mainlanders have moved here yet :)

    Breakfast Cake - whata brilliant plan - my eldest never seems to get enough to eat beofre school - this coould be my perfect solution!

  6. Oh YUM! Lovely recipe :)
    it looks delicious!

  7. that cake looks great Catherine!
    no eggs or butter, I would definitely eat that.
    I will definitely be making that, thanks for sharing.

  8. Hi How are you? Just wondering where you are haven't seen a post in a few days? Charmaine

  9. This is definitely something I'd love to bake - sounds delicious!! Every time I read your cooking posts, my 'to cook' list grows and grows :)

  10. Hi Catherine. I love the look of the breakfast cake..... I'll put it on my baking list!! So healthy too..... yum.


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