Formed in June 09, Here Come the Belgians is a non-elite anti-team celebrating all things cross, cobbled and Belgian.
Seeking a different experience to the traditional cycling club, its aim is to harness the energy of a vibrant internet cycling community with grass roots racing and riding based around Cyclocross and Spring Classics. There is no race programme in the style of a racing team, more a collection of individual experiences through rides and racing, in whatever location a member may be, that all can share in and contribute toward.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Yummy for your Tummy

With all the high tech gels, drinks and bars on the market it is nice to have something in your back pocket that is home made, nutritious, low in fat and tastes great.
This recipe for granola bar or flap jack is courtesy of the famous Lakeland pedlar cafe in Keswick and fast becoming a favourite in our household.

First get your ingredients together
One can of condensed milk - I use the light version
250g oats
75g dessicated coconut
100g dried fruit (dates, cranberries, apricots)
125g mixed seeds (sunflower, sesame, pumpkin)
125g natural unsalted peanuts (chopped)
1. Warm the condensed milk do not boil!!!
2. combine all the ingredients with the condensed milk and place in a grease proofed tin
3. Bake for 1 hour at 130 C gas mark 1
4. Leave to cool for 15 minutes before cutting into bars (makes 16 large bars)
ready for the oven
finished and cooling
I have added more fruit and more seeds and it tastes great so don't be too precious about the quantities.
Just watch your riding mates faces drop as you tuck into a bar of this when they are chewing a power bar.
I hope you enjoy making and eating this as much as I do

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