Diana’s breakfast mash-up has got lots of things in it that I like, and as I’ve reported here before, I do love me a recipe that serves one. Living alone as I do, it pleases me when recipe writers tip their hats to those of us who aren’t part of a nuclear family.
I am thinking mostly of Vincent Price and his singleton’s delight, the Chicken in a Pineapple here. A whole pineapple just for YOU, with delicious creamy chicken stuff inside. Fabulous.
However, it dawned on me that rather than making singleton’s portions of Diana’s breakfast mix whenever I fancied it, it would be a good timesaving exercise to make a great big batch of it so I multiplied the recipe by 10. Is that recipe squared?
Um, no then. I was never any good at maths… BUT, multiplying a recipe by 10 is an easy thing to do (although I did write it all down before I started and double checked my quantities before I launched into it).
So here’s the mix under construction.
Here it is all mixed together.
Here it is in a jar.
Delicious, nutritious, and I’ve got LOADS OF IT!
Here’s the original recipe for one…
and here is 10 x the recipe for those who are worse at maths than I am…
150g Bran Flakes
150g All Bran or Bran Buds
70g slivered almonds
150g dried apricots, chopped
150g dried apple, chopped
150g currants, raisins or sultanas
Just mix it all up in a big bowl and siphon off into airtight containers. A serving is about 82g and there are 210 calories per serving according to the X-cel Diet book. If I eat enough of this, I will soon have a figure like Diana’s I am sure.
That sounds delicious but maybe not very low calorie or low sugar! Ah well, maybe all that fibre makes up for it!
My husband was watching Master of the World yesterday, so I entertained him with stories of what a good cook Vincent Price was 🙂
Diana’s diet was all about the fibre – grams of fibre were listed for each recipe too – I should add that in! I have met the food writer who worked on the recipes in the X-cel book and I have her business card. I’ve been meaning to email her for ages to ask her some probing questions about the recipes! You’ve nudged me to do that – on the To-do ist it goes!
Did you know that I’m working on a Vincent Price cookbook at the moment? I’m working on it with Peter Fuller of the Vincent Price Legacy who has chosen 50 of Vincent’s films There will be 50 Vincent Price recipes and 50 recipes from his co-stars. Master of the World is a tricky one as I KNOW I have a Charles Bronson recipe around the place somewhere but I just can’t find it!
EVERYONE should know about Vincent’s genius in the kitchen.