Recipe by Mia in Germany
When I was on a school exchange with my highschool's partner school in England back in 1984, my guest parents drove me through the beautiful New Forest which I fell in love with at once. Actually I fell in love with Great Britain in general at once, but that's another story... That afternoon in the New Forest we had tea at an old tiny mill - one of those lovely, typical English tea rooms where I could spend the whole afternoon during a rainy day in november like it was then. I had my first cream tea there and then something which they called "thing", something with cornflakes and glace cherries which at that time I liked much better than the cream tea. I'm still in contact with my dear exchange partner Alison, and years later I asked her to get the recipe for those "things" from her mother. Here it is. The servings are a guess because it's been some years since I made them the last time. I'm not sure about the baking tray either, but if you spread it, it will be about 2/3 inches thick.
Top Review by katew
This worked fabulously well. I used bran flakes instead of cornflakes and used dates instead of cherries and my slice is moist and chewy and addictive. I doubled the recipe to fit a big slice pan and now better be careful that I don't eat the lot !! Made and loved for Sweet Traditions Tag game.
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 cup corn flakes
- 3 ounces coconut, shredded
- 1⁄2 cup glace cherries
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
- 2 tablespoons golden syrup
- 125 g margarine
- 1 cup flour
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Melt margarine (non hydrogenated!) in saucepan.
- Add other ingredients, stir to combine.
- Pour onto greased baking tray and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
- Cut into squares and leave to cool.
- Make icing with icing sugar, water and lemon juice and spread it on the cold "things".