You know when you’re in the supermarket and your children start begging you for something that you know that they aren’t going to eat. And you try your best to convince them that we shouldn’t be putting it in your trolley – but the week has been long and they defeat you. And you purchase said item and then they try it and dislike it and it sits in your cupboard mocking you and your moment of weakness in the supermarket.
Yeah, we’ve all been there.
And sometimes, you might think that you children will eat said item. Like the time my children convinced me that they would eat Crunchy Nut cereal. And they love cornflakes, so I didn’t think that this would be an issue.
Until I poured it into their bowls. Added milk. And was met with disgust. ‘Too sweet’, they proclaimed.
And so that cereal sat in my cupboard until I decided that I needed that space back. We had powered through boxes and boxes of Wheatbix and Cornflakes and Nutrigrain and even our holiday special of Cocopops … and seeing as we have the smallest pantry known to man, I needed to get rid of that Crunchy Nut box.
But it pained me so much to just throw it away – so it went into my version of cornflake cookies.
Recipe: Cornflake cookies
- 125 grams of butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of self-raising flour
- 1/4 cup of currants
- 2 cups of crunchy nut cereal
Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan forced. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
Use electric beaters to beat the butter and honey in a bowl until pale and creamy. Beat in the egg. Fold in the flour, currants and salt and mix until well combined.
Place the cereal in a bowl. Spoon slightly heaped tablespoonfuls of the butter mixture into the cereal. Toss the mixture gently in the cereal to coat and form balls.
Place the balls, 8cm apart to allow room for spreading, on the prepared tray. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden. Cool the biscuits for 10 minutes on the trays before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely
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