Honey Cornflakes

By Aneesah, 21 Aug 11

*knocks*

Assalamu’alaikum, greetings peeps. I am here to announce that I have discovered the sad, sad truth that is 9-5 (roughly :P ) office life; sitting-in-front-of-a-computer in air-conditioning life; the thing that most people do when they grow up: work. -_-; I am fortunate to at least have plans to continue my studies next year — it is something far more exciting, interesting, varied and wonderful to look forward to. :B But then again, all this pessimism is probably just me.

I have to say though, I can now see why some people would love to be full-time housewives. ^^; Such simplicity. Such freedom. (I guess. I’ve never been a housewife person, nor has my mother for a long time. Surely they have things other than housework, TV and children to occupy their time? *_* )

Anyhow. Oh-so-housewifey recipe post this time because I am busy and weekends have never ever felt shorter. X( These are Eid cookies goodies snackthings; a classic, the kind that my brothers shamelessly gobble up at other people’s houses during Eid, to the point where the host has to go and refill the snack jar there and then. True story. :nod:

I don’t know where this recipe came from, likely somewhere in the interwebs, but all I have currently is a file called cornflakes.doc and no information as to the source of the contents. Apologies.


Ingredients are only:

  1. 1/2 cup of sugar
  2. 1/2 cup of butter (I don’t think salted or unsalted matters…)
  3. about 3/4 cup of honey
  4. plain cornflakes cereal

This is so missing a photo, but basically melt the sugar, honey and butter in a big saucepan. Then turn off the heat. Microwave works too, just remember to use a friendly container, and to stir. Then stir in the cornflakes till the mix is not too "wet". I'd say like half of the cereal box (but of course this depends on what size box you purchase... do not press me on gram or cup measurements Ijustdonotworkthatway ><).

Prepare the paper cups/muffin liner thingamajigs on a baking tin. This is actually optional, will explain later. Also preheat the oven to 180°C.

Using two teaspoons (or tablespoons if you actually used muffin-sized liners), drop the honeyflakes into the cups. Don't place too many of them in one tin, they might stick to each other or start falling sideways and spill. Oven, for 11-12 minutes. Then take it out and LEAVE TO COOL. This is such an important step, essential for obtaining the right level of crunchiness and for them to stick.

When you're very sure they've cooled, take the cups off of the tins and store in whatever pretty container you have. Or if you're not fasting, do a taste test. :D As you can see, this recipe yields three jars' worth of honey cornflakes. Don't ask me how many those are, Idonotworkthatwayeither.

Tada. They may or may not stick to the paper liners when you try to *ngaaap* them, but that is not a big issue. Ingesting a lil' bit of paper wouldn't hurt anyone.:P

Some people add other ingredients like nuts, sesame, or cherry decoration-y sort of things, which we all know aren’t at all important. The paper muffin liners aren’t essential either — I’ve made these before just by spreading the gooey flakes on a (lined) baking tin and then breaking them into pieces when they’ve cooled. Dainty bite-sized servings don’t go with my brothers anyway. :shake:

Done. If the snack remains chewy and/or is not crunchy enough, try leaving it in the oven for longer, then leaving it to cool longer, and/or adjust the recipe ratio. Likely too much honey.

Laters! ^_^

6 Comments

  1. Nabeelah says:

    Housewifey post. Hmm. So, to tell the truth, one of the attractions of housewifedom (for me at least) is the tak payah pegi ofis thing. No one-and-a-half hours on the MRR2 petang-petang (unless you send your kids to a school halfway across the Klang valley or something.) BTW I ADORE honey cornflakes but somehow tak penah buat so thanks to the housewifey post, I’d probably get a box of cornflakes next time we go shopping…and make a batch and eat them all in no time.

    • Aneesah says:

      Oh, yes. I like driving (that is, when I don’t fear it, eg. after having not driven in two years, eg. now), but traffic jams and long commutes affect people’s blood pressure, man. -_-; I suppose I would not mind working from home, but that requires great discipline… and organisation… neither of which I am known to have. Anyway, I’m sure we’ll discuss this whole housewifey thing again. Plenty to say.

      I’ve always wondered who eats the stuff you guys bake at home, considering the lack of growing boys in the household… :) I suppose you give them away too?

  2. Nabeelah says:

    Who who eats the stuff we bake/cook at home? Hah VERY good question. If it’s baked stuff, senang je, we give away most of them. But things like lauk and “proper dishes”…take ages to finish. It’ll be makan sikit-simpan dalam fridge-sambung esok-the cycle goes on until benda tu habis. Sigh.

  3. Yum, that snack looks really good, especially when I haven’t had breakfast yet, hehe.

    As for a job/housewife, I know what you mean about having a job. Takes SO much time away from your life. :( As for a housewife, I don’t know, I feel like it’d take a lot of energy out of you too, so I wouldn’t know what I’d pick… But it’d be work over school, though. Haha.

  4. kyezack says:

    ~Ingesting a lil’ bit of paper wouldn’t hurt anyone. lol…You make me laugh actualy. Anyway, good recipe though. I’m gonna try this one today~

    • Aneesah says:

      Haha, I guess I was in a crazy mood when writing the recipe above. Thanks and hope you like them when you’ve made them! :dance:

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