The sun is out and my children are keen to go to lovely Park Road Lido in Crouch End after school today. They will be tired, hungry and hot when I pick them up from a hard day of learning, so I have made some orange juice ice lollies  to cool them down and hydrate the little cherubs, and this Weetabix loaf to give sustained energy for hours of playing in the water with their friends!     I came across this recipe on the magnificent Netmums website and as luck would have it, I have all the necessary ingredients sitting in the cupboard.  That, and the fact that I am much more in the mood for cooking than doing my accounts, meant I had to make it immediately!


Weetabix loaf cake



  • 300g self raising flour
  • 225g sugar
  • 200g raisins (or any other dried fruit)
  • 2 Weetabix (crushed)
  •  1 tsp mixed spice
  • 275ml milk
  • 1 medium egg (beaten)


Preheat the oven to Gas mark 3/ 160 degrees C and grease and line a loaf tin.

Measure out all the dried ingredients into a large bowl.

Pour in the milk and egg and mix well.

Pour the mixture into a greased and lined loaf tin.

Bake for around 1 hour, until it is firm to touch, golden brown and a skewer or knife comes out clean.

Once cooked, turn out of the tin onto a wire rack and remove the grease-proof paper.

Cut into slices when cool.



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