Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Perfect Party Dishes - Honey Ginger Crunchies

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:

25g butter
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!


Chibog in Chief said...

This will surely be a big hit at my party! Hubby loves honey and ginger is my fettish ingredient!! LOL Thanks for this delicious entry!!

SilverMoon Dragon said...

Yum! I made Honeyjoys with my kids last year for Miss Two's second birthday party (we called them Crunchy Munchy Honey Cakes to go with the Wiggles theme! lol)

My sister-in-law ate about 15-20 of them... not so healthy or diet friendly in those quantities!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

What a fun snack! Really perfect for a party!

Dee said...

Oh, I forgot all about these. We used to love them as kids. I don't know about Dhanggit's kid, but mine would hoover these down in seconds.

Susan @ SGCC said...

What lovely little party treats! They looks just delicious! I love crunchy snacks like this.

Swati said...

Wow, these are incredible.. I am a big fan of ginger :))

Anonymous said...

These sound like perfect party treats! I'd love to try some.

Unknown said...

whoa! it's simply party perfect! plus, they're easy to make! excellent!

Cakelaw said...

Hi Dhanggit, can't wait to see the other food at Mayumi's party. Thanks for hosting this event.

LOL Silvermoon Dragon, agreed! Thanks for reminding me of what these are called.

Thanks Clumbsy Cookie.

Hi Dee, yep, these and chocolate crackles were birthday party staples when I was growing up.

Thanks Susan - they are almost little bites of nothing, but they are good.

Hi Swati, You and me both - I love ginger!

Hi Gail, would love to hear what you think if you make them.

Thanks Rita.

Rosie said...

Just perfect for a party I bet no crumb will be left on the plate ;)

Rosie x

Cakelaw said...

Hi Rosie, less washing up then ;)