I made some Honey Joys to celebrate my mum’s safe return from America. 🙂
I always had a vague notion that Honey Joys were a Australian treat and it turns out I was right. They are certainly very easy to make, even on a hot day, and they are sweet but not too rich or heavy. They’re also naturally gluten-free, so long as you make sure to use real cornflakes.*
For those who’ve never had a home-made Honey Joy, it’s as simple as this:
- Pre-heat the oven at 180C or 160C fan-forced.
- Melt 120g butter, 1 1/2 tbs honey and 1/3 cup caster sugar in a pot.
- Put 4 1/2 cups of cornflakes into a mixing bowl and pour the melted mixture in.
- Mix them up until all the cornflakes are thoroughly sticky.
- Spoon the mixture into patty-pans in a muffin tray and put them in the oven for ten minutes.
- After ten minutes take the tray out and let it stand for another two minutes.
- Then take the patty-pans out and let them cool. You’re done!
NB: Mum says that adding a teaspoon of baking powder/bi-carb soda with the sugar helps them to set firm.
* Real cornflakes are only made with cornflour and are therefore gluten-free. Big name brands tend to add wheat flour to their recipes for some reason, so watch out for that.
P.S. I forgot to add that this recipe fills 12 regular patty-pans. The ones I used were slightly large.