Along with my other creative talents, I also bake. I actually bake quite a lot when I have ingredients on hand. I like the idea of Matty and I having nice, fresh, healthy and cheap snacks brought from home, rather than us spending money on processed junk from the work cafeteria.
Last night I had the urge to bake, but I also had a bit of a problem on my hands - I had no milk or eggs (which are two of the ingredients I would class as 'baking staples').
After a bit of a hunt through the pantry I found that I had about 1/2 a cup of SR flour, 1/4 of a cup of plain flour, some jam, some honey, a bit of sugar, a tub and a half of butter, 1/2 a loaf of bread, a couple of weetbix and 1/2 a box of cornflakes. Not really inspiring ingredients, but I was determined to make something out of what we had. *Note to self: You REALLY need to do some grocery shopping!*
First I considered making up a damper, but I've been having such horrific reflux after eating bread that I decided against that. Instead, I realised I had the ingredients for an infamous classic - the honey joy (or 'cornflake jewels' which is what Matty calls them).
While I did get a recipe from off the web, I altered it a little bit and came up with the following:
2 tsbspn honey
1/3 cup sugar
4 cups cornflakes
1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees
2. Place cornflakes into a large bowl
3. In a saucepan, melt the butter. Add the honey and sugar and stir continuously until sugar is dissolved (the mixture will start to boil and will go kind of 'fluffy')
4. Remove from mixture from the heat and pour immediately into the cornflakes. Combine well
5. Spoon mixture into patty pans and bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
Mmmmmmm.... sugary, honey goodness!