It took us ages to think of a name for todays recipe. We couldn’t call it a cereal bar, could we??
Here’s what you’ll need:
And yes, that’s a photo of me taking a photo. Kind of like a dream within a dream, like in Inception!
Rice Krispie Cereal Cone
Adapted from Marthastewart.com
3 tbsp unsalted butter (plus a bit more for moulds)
5 ounces mini marshmallows (about half a bag)
1/8 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa
3 cups crisp rice cereal
1 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
1. Butter the jelly moulds.
2. Combine butter, marshmellows and cocoa in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until melted (for about 6 minutes)
3. Stir in rice cereal into butter mixture.
4. Pour mixture into jelly mould. It should be reeeeeally sticky and hot now, so watch your fingers!
5. Let it cool to room temperature, and demould.
You can drizzle some melted chocolate over the cones for a bit of sophistication and concentration of chocolate-y goodness. I really loved this, it was just the right amount of chewy and crunchy at the same time. It keeps really well too, so pack it in an airtight container and you can keep it for a few days!
Rachel bought some postcards from Royal Selangor today, to send postcards as part of this fun project she takes part in called Postcrossing. Its a really cool project, where you basically can send and receive postcards from all over the world! She just got one from a 2 year old boy, who’s Mum is helping him write and send postcards that he makes with fingerpaint and his hand prints.
The Royal Selangor postcards are pretty cool and this one is by far my favourite:
It features the melon teapot, which Rachel loves because of the interesting backstory behind it!
As you might know, Royal Selangor is a family-run business founded by Yong Koon in 1885. It was passed down to his son and then to his son’s children after. Datin Chen, one of Yong Koon’s granddaughters, tells the melon teapot story beautifully!
During World War II, when the Japanese were attacking Malaysia, a young man named Ah Ham was in a village being bombed. Instead of running for cover, he and a few other villages were scrambling to get food from an abandoned factory due to the poor war living conditions.
As he entered the factory, he spotted something shiny and bent to pick it up. As he leaned down, a piece of shrapnel whizzed past his ear where his head had just been! Ah Ham quickly grabbed the melon teapot that had saved his life off the ground and ran for his life.
He kept that melon teapot for years after, using it to serve tea to his visitors and regaling them with the tale of how it saved his life. One day, as he was serving tea to a friend, he remembered that the friend knew someone who worked with Royal Selangor and asked if he could bring it into the pewter factory for polishing. The friend brought it back to the Royal Selangor factory where it was discovered that the craftsmans mark at the bottom of the teapot belonged to Yong Koon himself!
Some years later, Ah Ham bequeathed the teapot to Royal Selangor and it now sits in the Visitors Centre museum for all to see. Royal Selangor has even released a series of melon teapots!
And that’s todays story, folks! We hope you like it as much as we did.
Sophia and Rachel