What kind of dish is this?
This is a food of American origin made from toasted cornflakes.
It is a world-famous breakfast cereal.
It is generally eaten with cold milk, sometimes sugar, and for some people, warm milk.
The picture shows cornflakes hardened with melted butter and marshmallows.
It was developed in 1894 by John Harvey Kellogg, M.D., of Battle Creek, Michigan, and his brother, Will Keith Kellogg.
Dr. Kellogg was the director of a Michigan convalescent home and was a researcher and developer of therapeutic health and sick food.
Trouble arose when they were making bread (with flour) that was easy to digest even for the sickest of people. So they left the dough unattended.
If they left the dough unattended, it would naturally dry out.
They didn’t discard it because they were on a limited budget, but instead stretched the dry dough out on a roller.
And what do you get? The result was a flake of dough.
They fed it to the sick, and it was a big hit.
Their research led them to the conclusion that corn was the best source of raw material for corn flakes, and corn flakes were born.
The brothers founded the Cornflake Company in 1897 and patented this food product under the name Granose.
But, the corn flakes of that time tasted different from those of today.
This is because they did not contain sugar.
Brother quarrel over whether to use sugar or not and spread
At the time, the temperance movement was gaining momentum in America due to Protestant Christian sects.
Many of them believed that “it’s great to live strictly.
Dr. was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a Christian religion, and the convalescent home where he served as director was owned by that church.
In other words, he believed that living strictly was wonderful and healthy.
He was also an ascetic.
He had a theory that sexual activity, masturbation, was destabilizing to the human psyche and therefore bad for health.
He believed that the consumption of sugar increased sexual desire and consequently was detrimental to one’s health.
Many people find this idea “strange” in today’s values, but at the time it was supported by the fear of STDs.
Meanwhile, many cereal food manufacturers had been established in Michigan at the time.
In order to stand out from his rivals, his younger brother decided that food flavor was more important than health.
※Sugar-based cornflakes are also a health food. The English wording in this section is difficult for me.
The brothers parted ways and he founded the company in 1906.
This company is now the Kellogg Company.
In 1915, Kellogg’s cornflakes were introduced in Canada, and subsequently in England and Australia, where they became known around the world.
In modern times, it is sometimes used in place of breadcrumbs and is a key ingredient in Australian Honey Joys and New Zealand’s Afghan biscuits.
I haven’t had cornflakes in almost 25 years.
They are delicious enough to eat on their own.
I also somehow found a lot of recipes using cornflakes on a national and international recipe site.
The one I made there is a cornflake solidified with melted butter and melted marshmallows.
It’s crispy, and if you let it cool down a bit, it’s crunchy.
It was a taste that both adults and children would enjoy.
As someone who has loved “cold and sweet” for some reason since I was a child, I would recommend chilling it a bit before eating it!
Recipe of Corn flakes
- 100 g corn flakes / plain
- 60 g marshmallow
- 30 g butter
- Put the butter in a saucepan. Heat it over very low heat.
- When the butter has melted a little, add the marshmallows. Continue to heat over very low heat.
- When it looks like the picture, add the cornflakes. Mix well. Turn off the heat.
- Place in a mold or wrap in food wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.Finish.