Today I popped out for milk and came home with cornflakes, choc bits and sultanas. Why, because a few weeks ago I read a recipe for cornflake and choc chip biscuits. This got me to thinking about the ones I made as a teenager. The recipe was on the side of the cornflakes pack and it soon became the family favourite. Of course the recipe was never written down and lost when it was superseded with another on the side of the pack. I guess by that time, having made and eaten hundreds we were ready for a change too!
But that hasn't stopped me, over the years, keeping an eye out for that elusive recipe. None have ever seemed quite right. Today I decided to try this combination. I've used Gluten Free ingredients so Bec can eat them too.
GF Cornflake Biscuits
125 gm butter
1/3 cup caster sugar (plus just a tad more)
1 cup GF SR flour
1/2 cup Choc bits (milk)
1/2 cup sultanas
1 cup GF cornflakes
Cream the butter and sugar together, then mix in the egg. Stir in the flour, choc bits and sultanas. Finally stir in the cornflakes (I try not to crush them).
Drop spoonfulls onto a tray covered with baking paper. Bake at 160C(fan forced) for 15 mins. Makes approx. 20
They taste pretty good, but are they same as the ones I made all those years ago? I can't tell, they're yummy and that's all that matters!
Sorry using iPad I meant family recipe
Posted by: Patricia quinnell | June 10, 2011 at 07:07 AM
Hi Marg I used to make see biscuits weekly when the children were all still at home now I make them maybe once a year but they still disappear and I had to laugh at your comment the recipe was never written down and now I might just got out this weekend and get the cornflakes and choc chips and make them with the grandchildren thanks for renewing a great Tamils recipe pat Quinnell
Posted by: Patricia quinnell | June 10, 2011 at 07:05 AM
Mmmm if they have chocolate in them they must be good!
Posted by: Jo in Tas | April 27, 2011 at 02:27 PM
I have received cornflake cookie recipes from friends trying to recreate that taste that I so fondly remember. Maybe the products just aren't the same any more or maybe my taste buds have changed.
I made up one of your Simple Pleasures kits that I bought ages ago for my Christmas item this month. Having made the birdie trinket I knew how to approach this one. Thanks, I just love it.
Posted by: Elyte | April 26, 2011 at 05:33 PM