A Sticky Situation

I made some Honey Joys to celebrate my mum’s safe return from America. 🙂

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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:

  1. Pre-heat the oven at 180C or 160C fan-forced.
  2. Melt 120g butter, 1 1/2 tbs honey and 1/3 cup caster sugar in a pot.
  3. Put 4 1/2 cups of cornflakes into a mixing bowl and pour the melted mixture in.
  4. Mix them up until all the cornflakes are thoroughly sticky.
  5. Spoon the mixture into patty-pans in a muffin tray and put them in the oven for ten minutes.
  6. After ten minutes take the tray out and let it stand for another two minutes.
  7. 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.

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