Men’s Cooking Group (MCG)



Men’s Cooking Group will have another ZOOM get together on Friday 12th june – Details below
However, on 8th May seven members joined in a social get together via ZOOM.  It worked well hearing what each member had been doing during lockdown – basically a lot of home maintenance, gardening, reading, cooking, TV and so on.
In the meantime, try some recipes on line or books etc and if you find something worthwhile, let me know and I will post the recipe on our website.
Stay Safe. – Col Pask Convenor

June 12th – Zoom …. Helpful Recipes

Men’s Cooking Group is in recess from face-to-face meetings until social distancing is reduced.  When the weather permits we might meet in a park for a BBQ with social distancing.
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing rules we will have another ZOOM meeting in June – so the details are:
Date:          Friday 12th June
Time:         11:00am
ZOOM       Meeting Col Pask to send out invitation with link on 12th.
Subject:     Recipes we have found helpful during lockdown.
Looking forward to our next catch-up via ZOOM
Col Pask: 0418 325 240
Email: .

Yummy Multigrain Bread

It has been impossible to find any Bread Mix in the supermarkets lately. So I thought I would try and source a recipe for my Bread Maker that uses White Baker’s Flour, Grains and no sugar . Well that proved difficult as so many American recipes for bread contain sugar. I tried one using honey and egg but it came out 5cm high for a 1Kg loaf – edible but VERY heavy.

So I worked out what I though might work ….and it did. Fabulous tasty lovely grainy loaf. So here is my recipe that I now use.

For 1Kg loaf

  • 400ml of water = 400 gm
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or less if you prefer)
  • 1 teaspoon of Olive Oil
  • 500 grams of Baker’s Flour (MUST be Baker’s Flour for higher Protein)
  • 1 cup 7 grain bread mix (or 7 Grain Cereal Mix I believe but check)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons yeast

Mix flour and grains in separate bowl and put aside for a moment.  Place ingredients above in order in the bowl of the Bread Maker – so water first then honey, then salt, then Olive Oil, then flour/grains then yeast.  Set Bread Maker to BASIC / CRUST what you prefer/ LOAF e.g. 1Kg.  Turn on or set delayed start.

For smaller loaf reduce above as follows:

750 gm loaf – reduce ingredients to 3/4 of the above and set Bread Maker to 750 gm loaf

500 gm loaf – reduce ingredients to 1/2 of the above and set Bread Maker to 500 gm loaf

12.5Kg bag of Baker’s flour available now (May 2020) at Costco – about $11.99
7 grain mix available loose from Full Pantry, Maroondah Hwy, Croydon or other BULK FOODS outlets. (Not sure about supermarkets)

I use a BREVILLE BBM800 Bread Maker Machine. Other Bread Makers might differ slightly. Enjoy your bread.

Col Pask


  • 1cup plain floor
  • 1cup desiccated coconut
  • 2/3 cup caster sugar
  • 125 g unsalted butter
  • 1cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup golden syrup or honey
  • 1/4teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tablespoon boiling water

1. Re heat oven to moderate 180C. Line trays with baking paper

2. Sift flour and sugar into large bowl. Add oats and coconut. Make a well in the in the centre.

3. Combine butter and golden syrup in a pan, stir over heat until butter is melted and smooth. Dissolve soda with boiled water [ it will foam]. Add this to butter  mixture. Add this to dry ingredients. Using a wooden spoon stir well.

4.Drop 1 table spoon of mixture at a time onto prepared try. Flatten gently allowing room for spreading. Bake for 20 minutes until brown. Remove to cool on a wire rack. ENJOY!      

From ‘Family Circle ‘      Vivianne Keys