Cornflakes Biscuits

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This is a recipe I learnt from a friend who always surprises me with her unique recipes. It was some time ago when we met and created this irresistible biscuits with her guidence. I had never heard or thought of using cornflakes in such biscuits. I used to add various kinds of  cheese into such biscuit dough, but never cornflakes. Cereal is not something I am used to indeed. I almost never buy it when shopping as it is not a part of our eating habit. I love to have big breakfast with cheese, olives, tomatoes, french toast or eggs in different versions, honey or jam, which is a typical Turkish breakfast. I must say that I learnt what cereal is and how it is consumed from American or Europian movies or TV serials when I was a child. It can be said that cereal doesn’t have a long history in Turkey and a very small percentage of people have it for breakfast here. Anyway, these biscuits are superb! It’s great to feel the crunchy cornflakes inside when chewing. So I guess, I will visit cereal aisles at markets more often to make these addictive biscuits.

 

 

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Make a mixture from yogurt, olive oil, salt and chili powder. You can decrease or increase the amount of chili acording to your taste.

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Take small balls from the dough and roll them out on the counter. Cut them with cookie cutters.

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Lay the baking sheet in an oven tray and place the biscuits on it. Then spread egg yolk and sprinkle nigella sativa seeds on each.

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Cook them for 25 minutes and then let them cool on wire rack.


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Cornflakes Biscuits

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 28

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Spicy biscuits with cornflakes.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 3 cups flour
  • 250g butter
  • 1 cup cornflakes, crumbled
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • nigella sativa seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven at 180C.
  2. Make a mixture from yogurt, olive oil, salt and chili powder. You can decrease or increase the amount of chili acording to your taste.
  3. Make a hard dough by combining flour, butter, cornflakes and baking powder with the yogurt mixture.
  4. Take small balls from the dough and roll them out on the counter. Cut them with cookie cutters.
  5. Lay the baking sheet in an oven tray and place the biscuits on it. Then spread egg yolk and sprinkle nigella sativa seeds on each.
  6. Cook them for 25 minutes and then let them cool on wire rack.
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Comments

  1. says

    Hi, These looks fun to eat. And very interesting with the hint of chili powder. Nigella sativa seeds, are those black sesame seeds? If not, can I use black sesame seeds?

  2. says

    What an interesting recipe. I have never heard of nigella sativa seeds. What is the flavor of that seed.

  3. says

    Thank you for all these so valuable comments.

    Cook with Madin- Nigella Sativa is called çörek otu in Turkish and Wikipedia says that it is also called black cumin, not black sesame. But if you can’t find it, black sesame will definitely work fine. I use sesame on such biscuits too.

  4. OysterCulture says

    Zerrin – Leave it to you to have me craving cornflakes – let alone in biscuits. This one is new to me, but sounds absolutely delicious.

    Thank you for sharing.

  5. says

    This looks like a dense, hearty, and very tasty biscuit. I don’t want to cook with cornflakes, though. They are just too processed. I love the idea and the flavours you have developed. What do the seeds taste like to you? I cannot seem to get a taste of them. I have them… I know what poppy seeds taste like because of the puree made with them. And, I can taste black sesame seeds… but, I cannot get a sense of the flavour of this seed, can you?
    Gorgeous looking and good inspiration.
    Thanks!
    :)
    Valerie

  6. says

    What a wonderful way to use corn flakes. These biscuits look wonderful and I love the shape of the cutter you used.

  7. says

    What a unique idea! I love cornflakes, and I’m sure they add such a nice texture to the biscuits. Thanks for sharing!

  8. says

    Very interesting use for cornflakes indeed. I have used them to bread for frying before but I don’t think I have done anything else except eat them as cereal. I am thinking corn muffins now…

    Jason

  9. says

    This is such a fantastic, unique use for corn flakes! I bet these biscuits are delicious with the flavor of the corn flakes.

  10. says

    Yes, what a very unique thing to add cornflakes! I first thought it was a sweet dish but reading, I saw this is more a savoury dough – sounds delicious.

  11. says

    very interesting recipe, I love your friend’s creativity. I agree with a lot of people on here that these biscuits would go so well with a cup of soup and salad.

  12. says

    So intriguing these cornflakes, especially in a biscuit! I did grow up with cereal (though it was a treat and we were never allowed to eat as breakfast, except grapenuts which we had hot). Anyway I use cornflakes for baked chicken and sometimes toss cornflakes in melted chocolate for little clusters.

    I will most definitely be checking this recipe out!

  13. chelsea says

    Black cumin seeds are hard to find around here, but my grocery buyer can order them. If you live near a Whole Foods, they could get them for you, I’m sure! I wonder if regular cumin seeds would work, too?

  14. seda says

    Hi everybody.

    My turkish friends know well what tastes great. I can add only one thing: You should check out what these black cumin seeds are recommended for. You can not imagine how healthy these seeds are.some people take a teespoon of them in the morning with some honey. Excellent for your health !!!! You won’t regret. The recipe ? I’m going to try it too, for sure !

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