Saturday, 30 July 2011

Baking with Bob - a yummy treat

Daughter No1 mentioned the other day when she was picking the children up she fancied some "mush", this was the name we gave years ago to a healthy (ish!!) treat I use to make for my children when they were young, and believe me it went down well with all the neighbourhood kids.
So here is the recipe for anybody who fancies something a bit different.It is also a nice easy no cook recipe.

Carob Mush

1oz poppy seeds
1oz sesame seeds
1oz sunflower seeds
1oz pumpkin seeds
1oz sultanas
1oz cranberries

2oz pure sunflower spread
2 tablespoon molases
150g carob

Put pumpkin and sunflower seeds into a liquidiser and mush, add raisins and cranberries and mix again to break down the dried fruit slightly. Place into a bowl and stir in poppy seeds and sesame seeds.

all mushed together (hence the name)

In a separate bowl place the  carob broken into squares, add sunflower spread and molases and melt in the microwave for 2-4 mins until soft and stir together, stir in dried ingredients until well mixed.

carob melted

Place into a baking tin lined with clingfilm ( makes it easier to remove) and cut into 1 inch squares, leave to cool then break into squares. This makes approx 30 squares.
ready to cool

This is difficult to eat in large quantities as it is very heavy. It is healthy as it is full of iron, magnesium, calcium, copper, potassium, omega 3's etc. I use to like giving this to food allergy children as they often lack some of these essential vitamins due to the restrictions placed on them.

finished squares

Hint - make a larger quantity of the mushy mix and store in an air tight tin until you need it again.


  1. this sounds yummy! I am going to jot down the recipe and improvise with what I can find that levi can have! yum!

  2. let me know how it goes, thats all I do now with a recipe I fancy...adapt it...

  3. @wordsfromsarah1 August 2011 at 03:25

    sounds very interesting! i'll have to give it a go if i win a food processor lol xx

  4. you can make it without mushing the stuff Sarah, especially if not giving to young children, I just mush it to make it less of a choke hazard. the sultanas and cranberries can be cut up a little bit by hand


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