You snuggle up under the blankets and wish you could sleep in. But then the alarm rings, and you get ready for work. The traffic is heavier than usual because of the rain. You feel like you're freezing your ass off in the office, because of the rain. Work is over and you go home and have a long shower....only to realise you don't have any clean underwear because your laundry ain't dry ...because of the rain.
So I say forget the rain. I focus instead on enhancing my baking skills. I've said before how I wish to bake my own goodies this year for Christmas. I started with some Chocolate Chip Cookies. I've learnt the basics and am happy. This week I tried something else.
Cornflakes Honey Joys
This here is The Australian Women's Weekly 'Cakes, biscuits & slices' recipe book which my sis gave me. It's filled with some really simple recipes. I decided to try out the recipe below from this book as this treat is one of my favs. I've learnt a few things along the way. This is the recipe as it appears in the book.
makes 24 and cook time 10 minutes (+ standing time)
1/3 cup (115g) honey
1 tablespoon caster sugar
5 cups (200g) cornflakes
Preheat oven to 180C. Line two 12-hole (1/3-cup/80ml) muffin pans with paper cases.
Combine butter, honey and sugar in a small saucepan: stir over low heat until smooth and thick.
Place cornflakes in large bowl, add butter mixture; stir until cornflakes are well coated.
|Use a large bowl to place cornflakes. Using a spatula simply mix cornflakes around to coat it nicely with mixture.|
|The cornflakes will glisten once their coated with the butter+honey+sugar mixture.|
Divide cornflakes mixture among cases; bake 8 minutes. Stand 15 minutes until firm.
|I didn't have the requisite muffin pan. So I just filled up the mini liners and lined them up on ma baking tray.|
|I had 25 small red paper cups. After filling them, I found there was still quite a bit of leftover cornflakes. So I used my regular cupcake liners to finish the job.|
#1: The Voice of Reason (VOR) told me to use good quality honey. I admit the honey I used was somewhat cheapo. So buy good quality honey - it will make a difference.
#2: If your oven is like mine and gets hot easily, I would suggest bringing the temp down to 160C and increase baking time to 12 minutes. Be sure to keep an eye out as the cornflakes will crisp pretty fast.
#3: I came across the same recipe in another book. It called for 1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence in the honey/butter/sugar mixture. I wonder if it enhances the taste.Will probably try it next time.
#4: If the Honey Joys become soft after storage, just re-bake at 150C for 12 -15 minutes to make it crisp again.
Guess what? It stopped raining.