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Homemade Corn Flakes Recipe | My Harry Potter Kitchen (Recipe #14)

Welcome back to My Harry Potter Kitchen! This is the YouTube series where I'm working my way through the Harry Potter books and creating magical Harry Potter recipes each item of food and drink we find! Last week we brewed up a easy homemade marmalade recipe.


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This week's recipe can also be found in Chapter Three of the Philosopher's Stone - 'The Letters From No One'

"They ate stale cornflakes and cold tinned tomatoes on toast for breakfast the next day"

Corn Flakes are a breakfast staple across the world - but have you ever wondered how they're made? Time to give Kellogg's a run for their money with this copycat recipe.


This homemade corn flakes recipe is a super easy breakfast recipe for a healthy boost at the start of the day. As it's such an easy recipe, I'll show you how to go one step further and shape your corn flakes into mini lightning bolts for some extra Harry Potter magic!

Homemade Corn Flakes Ingredients:

(makes approx. 4 servings)

  • 1 tbsp muscovado sugar

  • 200ml hot water

  • 175g finely ground cornmeal

  • pinch of salt

  • 1-2 tbsp coarsely ground semolina

Homemade Corn Flakes Method:

  1. To make your homemade corn flakes begin by creating a quick sugar syrup by mixing the sugar and hot water together until dissolved.

  2. In a separate bowl add in your cornmeal and salt, stir together and then make a well in the middle. Pour in the sugar syrup and then whisk together into a smooth batter.

  3. Pour the batter onto a baking tray and then use an offset spatula to spread it into a thin even layer - you want the corn flakes to be really thin so the batter should almost be translucent

  4. To get the crumbly texture on top of the cornflakes, sprinkle the semolina on top and then bake in the oven at 180c (350F) for 10 minutes until they just go golden.

  5. At this point the corn flakes will still be soft and malleable so you can either break then into flakes (for the traditional corn flakes) or use a lightning bolt cookie cutter to cut out your magical shapes!

  6. Spread the flakes over the baking tray ensuring they are spaced out. Lower the oven temperature to 120c (250F) and then bake for another 20-25 minutes until the flakes are fully dried out and crisp.

  7. Allow to cool and then store in an airtight container until you're ready for breakfast

It really is that easy to make Corn Flakes at home and as they're homemade you can personalise the flavours of the shapes to suit your preference!

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