Dhanggit's gorgeous daughter, Mayumi, turns one soon. To celebrate, Dhanggit is hosting an event called Perfect Party Dishes in her honour. To help Dhanggit and Mayumi celebrate, it's simple - post about your "perfect" sweet or savoury party recipe.
Because Mayumi is only one, and will be having lots of little friends at her party, I decided to make Honey Ginger Crunchies, as they are easy to make (Lord knows you don't want to have to slave over a hot stove too long when making party fare), and they can be easily converted to a child-friendly version by leaving out the almonds and ginger (ie Honey Crunchies for the kids!). They are also relatively healthy for party food, and come in teeny tiny serves, so diet-conscious parents can breathe easy.
To make Honey Ginger Crunchies, based on a recipe from the Australian Womens Weekly Sweet, you will need:
2 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 cups cornflakes breakfast cereal
1/4 cup toasted flaked almonds (omit for children)
1/4 cup finely chopped crystallised ginger (omit for children)
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius, and line 2 x 12 hole mini muffin trays with paper cases.
Combine the cornflakes, almonds and ginger in a bowl. Melt the butter and honey together in a saucepan over the stovetop, and pour over the cornflakes mixture. Stir well to ensure all ingredients are coated with the butter and honey.
Put a teaspoonful of mixture into each paper case, and bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes or until golden. Cool in the pans before serving.
For children, you could also substitute the almonds and ginger for dried fruit (eg apricots, figs, raisins).
Although these are very simple and won't fill up your party guests, they are a cute, versatile, healthy sweet treat that I think are made for children's parties when varied from the original recipe.
You can see the roundup of Perfect Party Dishes here.
Happy birthday Mayumi!