Cornflake and Honey Biscuits

4 Mar

I have created a cooking monster… Not to be mistaken with a Cookie Monster! He wants to cook all the time, and when we have finished cooking he wants to cook some more! Not that I (or anyone else around here minds…) there’s plenty of yummy things to eat.

When I asked Thomas what he wanted to cook his answer was “honey”. I couldn’t argue with that so I went in search of a simple recipe that contained honey. I found this recipe on taste.com.au. I have cooked a lot of recipes from this website and it’s good because you can type in an ingredient – like honey, and it comes up with several recipes to choose from.

Another activity you can combine with cooking is preparing a shopping list with your child and going to the shops to get the items on the list. By observing you writing this list, your child will be developing their early literacy skills, learning about words and that print carries a message. A recipe like this is a good one to shop for ingredients for as there aren’t many and therefore don’t require a large attention span (something toddlers are not known for!).

After we’ve been to the supermarket I always give Thomas the receipt and ask him to tell me what we bought. This is something else that helps with the concept that print carries a message and also memory recall. You really don’t have to go out of your way to build basic skills with your children. Possibly the most important skills they will learn as young children are from daily activities such as doing the shopping or cooking.

Ingredients:

150g butter

1/2 cup honey (I only used about 1/3 cup)

1 & 2/3 cups self raising flour, sifted

2 cups cornflakes

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC/160ºC fan forced.
  2. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  3. Combine honey and butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook 2-3 minutes or until melted. (I used the microwave… a lot safer for cooking with little ones)
  4. Combine flour and cornflakes in a bowl, add butter mixture, stir to combine.
  5. Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls. Place balls 4 cm apart on prepared trays. Flatten slightly.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, swapping trays halfway through cooking, or until golden. Cool on trays for 5 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Store between layers of baking paper in an airtight container.

Enjoy!!

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