A sponsored post for Woolworths Macro Organic
We are now into the first few weeks of the School year and it must be said, I am already over the packing of the School lunch box. Actually, it’s safe to say that I was over that on day 2. If it’s not coming up with stuff to put IN the lunchbox, there is the inevitable post School depletion of my pantry, fridge and fruit bowl. I have visions of baking something at the start of the week and stocking my freezer with creative, healthy snacks and treats, but I am not that person. What I can do is try to make something that I know WILL get eaten, something that can double up for lunchbox and arvo tea and something that is half way not too bad (my quality control used to rate healthy food when feeding small people. Kind of OK works for me).
Last year I started to focus on organic food for our family. It’s something that I feel really strongly about: if you can get something that has been grown organically, and if it’s reasonably priced, then I will. The visit to an organic chicken farm and a local organic veggie farm last year cemented that fact for me so we have been eating (mostly) organic meat and fruit and vegetables – growing some of our own and of course using the eggs from our girls. I am slowly making the transition to other grocery items as well – the Macro organic range in Woolies suits me for this fact as it is continually growing, it’s easy to access (and find amongst all the products with the purple labelling) when I am doing my other normal grocery shop and the prices are reasonable. So now I am using their organic flours, pastas, tinned goods and peanut butters in my pantry stores.
This simple cake hits the mark for me. I can use organic ingredients, the kids will eat this and I can fill School tummies during AND after the day.
250 grams butter
1 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
3 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup milk
3 cups sultanas
(recipe originally adapted from Taste)
1. Beat the sugar, vanilla essence and the softened butter until combined and light and then add the eggs in one at a time
2. Sift the plain flour and the baking powder into a separate bowl then add in half the flour and half the milk, fold it in and then the last half of the flour and milk
3. Fold in the 3 cups of sultanas
4. Butter and Line a loaf tin with baking paper
5. Place in a 170 degree oven for 1.5 hours (or until a skewer comes out clean then it’s ready)
7. Serve up to hungry after School kids (I’ll take mine with butter slathered on and a cup of tea please) or just a small serving wrapped up for the lunch box.
Do you have any great ideas that translate from the lunchbox to after School without involving food cutters and decoupage?!
Is eating organic food important to you too?
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Cook time||1 hour, 30 minutes|
|Total time||1 hour, 40 minutes|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Freezable|
- 250g Butter (Softened)
- 1 cup Caster Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence
- 3 Eggs
- 3 cups Plain Flour (Sifted)
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder (Sifted)
- 1 cup Milk
- 3 cups Sultanas