homemade cinnamon breakfast cereals
PREPARATION TIME: 40 min
STATS 491 kcal | 7 g protein | 81 g carbs | 16 g fat
piece of soda can or cardboard for mold
wheat flour type 650 – 1/2 cup
graham wholegrain flour type 1850 – 1/2 cup
cream 12 or 18% – 3 tablespoons (45g)
cold butter – 3 tablespoons (70g)
sugar – 2 tablespoons (30g)
honey – 2 tablespoons (50g)
ground cinnamon – 1/2 tsp
salt – a pinch
baking powder – 1/2 tsp
water – 1-2 tbsp
sugar – 3 tablespoons (45g)
cinnamon – 1 flat teaspoon
1. DOUGH (5 + 30 min)
Put both flours into the bowl (do not omit wholemeal flour, because it gives the flakes an interesting texture and flavor), baking powder, cinnamon, salt and sugar. Mix and then add chopped cold butter and “pinch” the ingredients with your fingers to make a crumble – don’t worry if there are little lumps of butter left, that’s how it should be.
Add cream and honey to the bowl, mix with a fork and then quickly knead with your hands. If the mass crumbles and does not want to combine, gradually add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water, kneading all the time until it becomes firm. Be careful not to add too much water as the dough should be slightly dry. Also, do not knead the dough for too long, just to combine the ingredients.
Shape the finished dough into a ball, cover it with foil and put it in the fridge for 20-30 minutes (or 10-15 minutes in the freezer).
2. ROLLING (5 min)
Take the cooled dough out of the refrigerator, divide it into two portions and put one of them on a sheet of baking paper. If it is very sticky, lightly sprinkle it with flour. Flatten the dough with hands and put on the second sheet of paper. Roll them very thin, about 0.2 cm. Pull off the top sheet and transfer the finished cake with the bottom paper to the sheet. Do the same with the remaining dough.
Here you have two options, fast (but not bomb-shaped) and more time-consuming (but faithful to the game visuals)
1. If your cereals do not have to be in the shape of bombs, just cut the rolled dough into squares with a sharp knife and punch them lightly with a fork. That’s all, and you can move on to the next point.
2. However, if you want to have petals exactly like in in-game ad, you have to work a little more.
You will need a suitable mold – we made it from a strip cut out according to the circle of a soda / beer can, you can also use thin cardboard. Our strip was 12 cm long and approx. 1 cm wide. We slightly bend its two ends in 2 places to get the shape of a bomb (or fish if you prefer), sticking the tail together with duct tape. You can bend one side of the edge slightly so as not to injure yourself by pressing the mold against the cake mold.
Once you have constructed the mold, use it to cut individual cereals, preferably very close to each other, so as not to keep rolling the dough forever. Then carefully remove the scraps of dough and place the cereals close to each other (why – you will find out in the next section). Pierce each cereal with two fork teeth.
4. MILK + SPRINKLE (5 min)
Brush the surface of the flakes with milk or water (if you do not have a brush, dip the bottom of the spoon in milk / water and apply it to the flakes) – it will be much faster if the flakes are placed close together.
In a bowl, mix cinnamon with sugar and sprinkle the mixture over the cereals, quite generously and evenly. If there is not enough of it for all the cereals, make an extra portion.
5. BAKING (10 min)
Put the flakes in a preheated oven (170 degrees, top and bottom option) and bake them until they are browned, about 10 minutes. They will be soft when removed from the oven, but very crispy when they cool down.
Sugar Bombs + milk or yogurt = a solid, sweet breakfast. They are also good for eating without any additions, as sweet mini cookies. They restore a small amount of health points, and in Fallout: New Vegas they increase the maximum amount of action points for a while. So enjoy your ‘explosive great taste’!