Carb loading

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Carb loading

My son and 20 friends and neighbours are going to cycle from Holyhead to Cardiff (220 miles over 3 days) starting on Wednesday 4th September for Cancer charities. Was wondering if any of you could give me some food ideas for their "carb loading" days prior to their journey.


Carb loading

Perhaps you could make some of Delia's energy bars. Depending on the weather/time of year... you could decide whether to do the chocolate top. But if a support team are going to be there to hand them out, then they would be fine in a cooler.

Or this is also one (no chocolate) I've given my son to take on his activity holidays. Travels well...

Fruit and Nut Cake (no fat & no flour)

Best kept for a day or so before cutting. Freezes well. I've been known to substitute dates for prunes or flaked peanuts for almonds, depending on what's in my cupboard!


3 eggs
4 oz sugar
4 oz porridge oats
1 tsp baking powder
4 oz dried apricots, chopped
2 oz ready to eat dried prunes, chopped
2 oz glac&"233; cherries, mixed colours, chopped
8 oz sultanas or raisins
4 oz hazelnuts or walnuts, chopped
2 oz flaked almonds

1. Line a 2lb loaf tin with greaseproof paper and preheat oven to 160C/320F/Gas mark 2-3.

2. Beat sugar and eggs until creamy.
3. Stir in oats and baking powder.
4. Gradually stir in the fruit and nuts and mix well.
5. Press into the loaf tin and level the surface.
6. Cover with greaseproof paper and bake for one hour.

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