When I want to bake something I sometimes ask Ed and George what they fancy. Often Ed will say “Can you make cornflake biscuits like we used to have at school? They had cornflakes mixed into them and a cherry on top. I liked them.”
I vaguely browse around the internet and can’t find a recipe that fits his requirements, so I give up and make something chocolatey instead.
“But you know I don’t really like chocolatey things”
Today, driven by a lack of chocolate, I finally devised a recipe that seems to tick all the boxes.
The recipe goes something like this:
- 120g soft butter
- 90g soft brown sugar
- 1tsp vanilla extract
Cream these together well then add:
- 130g plain flour (I used 00 as that’s all I had)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- a pinch of salt
Mix lightly until combined then add a spoonful of milk to loosen slightly. Pour in 80g of cornflakes and stir them in with a wooden spoon.
Take ping-pong ball sized blobs of dough and flatten them a little with your hands or a spoon before you put them on to two parchment lined baking sheets. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 180 degrees. This makes 24 small biscuits, or 15 greedy ones.
At this point I remembered that I was supposed to put a cherry on top so I squished them on afterwards.
Did you used to have cornflake biscuits at school too?