Saturday, 28 January 2017

Honey Joy's

While we were in Melbourne visiting my family over Christmas and New Year's a friend of my Mum's dropped over a cake and a container of Honey Joy's "for the kids" well, once I saw what was in the container they became "for the adults" and the kids didn't get a look in!

Even my 94 year old Nana was eating them!

Honey Joy's were a staple of my childhood.  They were at every school fete and bake sale.  Every cake stall at lunch time, along with toffees and chocolate crackles.  I had in fact not eaten one in over 30 years and well, now I will be making them regularly!

4 cups Cornflakes
1 tablespoon Honey
1/3 cup sugar
90gm butter

In a saucepan melt the butter, sugar and honey.

Lay out your patty pans on your cupcake pans.  The recipe said it made 24 😑 I found it only made 12 me sized honey joy's!

Get your cornflakes ready in a bowl

Bring your honey mixture to a simmer and cook stirring occasionally to ensure no burnt bottom.

Poor the honey mix over the cornflakes and mix together quickly.

Spoon into the patty pans and bake in pre heated 150C oven for 10 minutes.  Allow to cool before the hubby tries to eat them.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Corn Fritters

I don't know about you, but, I love Brunch on a Sunday.  Scott and I try to go out for Sunday Brunch at least once a month to some of our favourite Cafe's around Newcastle.   I also do a Brunch at home once a Month when Jonathan is here.

Over the years I came to realise through my travels around the world, that we Australian's LOVE the Sunday Brunch and I do not see this same thing happen in other countries.  Sunday Brunch with friends is one of our favourite ways to gather and enjoy each others company, with or without kids. Kids are welcome in most places here and it is a fantastic way of teaching them their, "going out in public manners".

One of the great Brunch menu items in most cafe's is the Corn Fritters.  A little bacon on the side and a poached egg on top with a little Chilli Jam or Tomato Chilli Chutney and your away.

These fritters are also a great light lunch or even a side for a meal.  Great to take to work with a salad through the week.

Kids love them!

2 1/2 cups corn kernels, fresh or frozen/thawed
1 cup grated tasty cheese
1 cup plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoons of each salt and pepper
1 egg
3/4 cup milk

In a bowl place the corn, cheese, flour, baking powder, salt and pepper.

Toss together until everything is coated in the flour.

In a jug beat the egg and milk together.

Pour the wet into the dry ingredients.

Mix together until all combined. Now you do get better results if you let this mix rest in the fridge for an hour or you can make it up the night before.

In a hot frypan melt a generous dob of butter and fry approximately 1/4 cup of the mixture.

Remove from the frypan when cooked on both sides and place on a paper towel lined plate and sprinkle with a little salt.

Serve with a nice little bit of salad and a poached egg for a light lunch or bacon for a brunch.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Cinnamon French Toast

We don't generally eat a cooked breakfast,  I try to do one on a Sunday at least once a month,  we eat Pancakes, Waffles, Egg and Bacon and the boy's all time favourite is the Breakfast Burrito which we have more often than not.

I have until now never made French Toast.  I did have a moment and think... Scott is going to hate this!  Then I thought... Cover it in cinnamon sugar and maple syrup and well he may just eat it!

Let's say I gave him no choice, I just made if for brunch and served it.

This is a fantastic way to use up a loaf of bread that is a couple of days old.

3 to 4 eggs
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
1 loaf 2 day old bread
maple syrup and cinnamon sugar to serve

In a flat dish place your eggs, sugar, vanilla and milk.


I have cinnamon sugar in this handy dandy little sprinkle jar as Scott tops his Cap with this in the mornings.

Slice your bread, I like about an inch think.

I trimmed the crusts off and cut each slice in half, this is my preference.

Dip in your egg mix quickly on each side until coated.

I use a hotplate, you can do this in a frypan.  Pre heat and brush with melted butter.

Fry on each side until golden.  This will only take a couple of minutes.

Serve sprinkled with the cinnamon sugar and drizzled in warm maple syrup.

P. S.  Scott LOVED this!