Ginger Cornflake Fabulous Slice
I am calling this what it is – fabulous!
Don’t be afraid to mix up the quantities. Stick more coconut in if you like it, with a few less oats, or more cornflakes and less oats. It seems to be rather forgiving with all the honey and butter gluing it together!
It’s so easy to make, and such a joy to eat. Really. It’s chewy and sweet and gingery, so lovely with a cup of tea on a cold winters day!
125 grams of butter
1 tablespoon of honey
1/2 cup of sugar
2 cups of lightly crushed cornflakes (or leave them whole if you like bigger bits)
1 cup of oats
1/2 cup of desiccated coconut
75 grams butter
3 teaspoons of ginger
2 tablespoons of golden syrup
2/3 to 1 cup of icing sugar (depending how you like your icing)
And off we go…
Melt the butter, honey and sugar in a pot until it’s all runny and the sugar has dissolved.
Whack in all the other stuff and stir it up.
Put little bit on a spoon and taste it. You know it’s going to but you should check anyway. All good cooks check their food.
Line a slice pan with baking paper then plonk the mixture in and spread it out with the back of a spoon. It’s rather sticky, so to get the top nice and flat, and the slice compacted down enough, I used a piece of baking paper and lay it on top, then pressed all over with my hands.
Put the slice into the oven for 10 – 15 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius, until its golden brown.
While it cooks, eat the bits that are left on the spoon and in the pot. Talk very strongly to self about not opening the oven door and scooping the mixture out of the tray into your mouth.
When it’s out of the oven, let it cool down a bit on the bench, while you make up the ginger icing.
If you are the kind of person who likes their icing thick and buttery, and I hear you – nothing wrong with that – then you might want to double the recipe!
Melt the butter, golden syrup, add the ginger and icing sugar and stir it all up on a low heat till it’s silky and delicious. You will need to try the icing, because you want to.
Spread the icing over your cornflake base, and let it set.
Lock the door, fill the tea pot, get a good book and hide in a corner with your fabulousness!