Invented when somebody used the wrong flour for pancakes when they were drunk. These crispy flakes have stopped 2 world wars and an alien invasion. The first superfood, Cornflakes have been around since biblical times and are mentioned in the first testament, making them the first ever commercially available product. Some say the sex trade is the oldest profession in the world. Not true, the Kellogg family have been selling cornflakes since man invented fire.

Excuse the spelling mistakes

If you have a good three hours to kill before breakfast make your own Cornflakes. Get these ingredients and combine them all except for half a cup of the polenta and mix it up real good. Then spread the batter onto a baking tray. With the remaining polenta add a small amount of water and make it into a type of bread crumb and sprinkle it on top of the batter.

Put it in the oven at 180°c for 15 minutes and then take it out and let cool. Turn the oven down to 160°c and break up the big cornflake on the tray into the more traditional type of flake you are used to.

Put it all back in the oven and wait another 45 minutes. Take them out let cool. Severe with milk and eat. Yum.

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Coffee Roasting in a Popcorn Popper

Popcorn Popping Roaster


One of the worlds most loved drinks. Whether it’s the flavour or for a kick, coffee is enjoyed by just about everyone. The only people that don’t drink coffee are either transcendent and have surpassed the everyday struggle us mere mortals live day by day, or society says they are too young, and therefore have no need for this elixir. The Ancient Mayans believed that if someone young enough was to drink enough coffee they would live forever.

I use a Mistral Party Fun Popcorn Popper to raost green coffee beans.

My plan. To put some coffee beans in, turn it on, and and take them out when they looked right. Thats right, I’m going by colour alone.

Apart from being amazed that it actually worked, the first roast was over in about four and a half minutes. Much faster than I thought it would take. Charff went everywhere and the beans popped, they actually popped. When in Rome. This I found out subsequently was called the first crack, it is when the moisture in the bean (not a bean) builds up pressure and splits making an audible crack.