Aunty Pam as a little girl, circa 1934
I didn't think these would be so delicious! I figured they'd be like chocolate crackles (which I also think are pretty great), but they are more like Crunchy Nut Cornflakes-as-a-treat! They are way better than what they sound like. Think Coconut Toast with butter, and you might be getting there.
I made them Tuesday afternoon whilst babysitting (playing with!) my 3-year-old friend. I go look after him every week for a few hours and it is so much fun. Kids remind me to be in the moment, and to have fun with such abandonment - I can't help but be inspired by them. And look at the inspiration today, we made some Cornies! How could anyone resist making them with a kid if you can? (nb. You are allowed to be a grown-up kid and make them for yourself too!).
It was a rainy day here in NY on Tuesday, the best kind for cooking. I really love the rain, and miss having my birthday in the middle of winter in Australia where it unfailingly rained the last year away every time. Rain makes me feel a real sense of calm, so does the beach - or the river (I just moved very close to the Hudson River, which is lovely). When I got home I snuggled up with my cat and book - which I am nearing the end of, after slopping my Converse from Brooklyn to Harlem. What a nice day!
Thanks, little friend, for helping me make and eat these treats.
1/4 lb butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg beaten
1 cup coconut
4 cups Corn Flakes
~ Put in patties (paper)
~ Bake until golden brown 10 - 15 minutes (I can't tell you what temperature I had the oven, because I was at my friend's place and the knob was off...!)