Is it just me, or is cereal surprisingly expensive?
Since going dairy-free, I've been reading a lot of ingredient labels lately and one time I was looking at the ingredient list for corn flakes: milled corn, sugar, malt flavor, and 2% or less of salt.
But you could just use cornmeal. It's really a rather simple recipe!
1 c cornmeal
1 T sugar
1 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1 c water
-Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
-Mix cornmeal, sugar, soda and salt in a medium mixing bowl and stir well to combine. (I use a wire whisk)
-Add water to the dry ingredients, until no lumps remain.
-Pour out into a big blob on your amazing Silpat (Pam-sprayed foil might work? I haven't tried it) and smooth it out to a thin layer.
-Bake 25 minutes, or until golden.
- Let cool, and then break up into little corn-flake-looking pieces.
The main down-side is that one batch is only really one bowl of cereal... so you'd have to have a lot of pans and Silpats to make it worth it. But seriously, doesn't it look exactly like Kellogg's Corn Flakes?
That's because it is.
April Fools!! :)
(did I trick you?)