A rainy weekend, what is a girl to do (particularly when her oven has been out of action) - BAKE of course!!!
In the interests of school lunches I set to to make a few treats!!
I had purchased a packet of corn flakes at some point to make something - don't actually remember what now, so I thought I must make something to use these up - pulled out the ancient Women's Weekly Beautiful Biscuits Cookbook (circa .... well let's not admit!!!) went to the cornflake section - and there they were - they were called Weekender Biscuits - but I say into the new millenium - they are now Cornflake Cookies!!!!
Makes approx 24
1/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup sultanas
1 cup self raising flour
2 cups lightly crushed cornflakes
Preheat oven to 180C.
Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, beat well. Fold in the sifted flour and sultanas . mix well. Drop teaspoonfuls of mixture into the cornflakes, roll lightly.
Place onto a baking tray that has been lined with baking paper (make sure you allow room for spreading).
Bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until golden.
Allow to cool on trays for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
Now, I did not use all of the crushed cornflake crumbs - and there was still a lot left in the box, so I decided to convert an old favourite - Weet Bix Slice - into Corn Flake Slice!!
Corn Flake Slice
1 cup self raising flour
1 cup crushed corn flakes
1 dessertspoon cocoa powder
1 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
3/4 coconut (I used shredded)
125g butter, melted
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Press mixture into a slice (lamington tin).
Bake in oven (180C) for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven - allow to cool slightly - then ice with chocolate icing.
1 cup icing sugar
2 tbs cocoa
few drops vanilla essence
20g butter, melted
1 tbs milk (plus extra if needed)
Place the icing sugar, cocoa, vanilla, and butter in a bowl. Mix together, then add 1 tablespoon of milk, adding more if necessary to form a smooth paste.
The end result - I think Cornflakes make the slice even better - more crunch - this is now my new favourite!!
Now all is balanced in the world - when your oven works -you feel so much better!! Plus I have been to the movies this afternoon - I saw Eat Pray Love - I think an odyssey of my own is in the cards!!!!
So Dear Readers what do you do when the weather turns bad - do you bake up a storm??? Or do you go to the movies and "escape" for a while??