Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mini Cinnamon Sticks - Yummy!

Warning:  These do not fit the clean eating category!

I'm in the middle of preparing for Squirts birthday 'sleepover'.  

Two of the things she wants to eat are sandwich bread based, and require the crusts cut off them.  In order to save some time tomorrow (because of course it's a Friday and I have a meeting that doesn't finish until late afternoon), I'm prepping the bread now. 

I'm left with what seems hundreds of cut off crusts!  

What to do, what to do....

Hmmm minature (and not so healthy shhh) cinnamon sticks!!

Can't be that hard, and I'm sure I've read somewhere they are tasty wee snacks.  

Here's what I did - and yes they were yummy!  Gobbled up in moments by an aporeciative Squirt and Techno man who were back from 'trick or treating'. 

Mini Cinnamon Sticks 

You need:

Left over crusts cut off bread
Melted butter (about 100grams)
Sugar/cinnamon mix (you need around 2 tablespoons of this mixture - use as much or as little cinnamon to make it to your taste - mine was about 2 tablespoons sugar, 2tsp cinnamon) 

Pre heat the oven to 160 fan forced 
Place the cut off crusts in a bowl and pour the melted butter over them, tossing and coating them.  

Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the cinnamon sugar mixture and toss again. 

Sprinkle the remaining mixture over the crusts and ensure they are well coated.  

Place on a baking tray and bake for 5-10 minutes, turn and repeat.  Baking times will vary depending on the size of your crusts.  Mine were about 5 a side because they were 'frugal' off cuts.  Thicker crusts would take a little longer. 

The finished product! 

Incidentally these would be scrummy with a dip - my choice would be a cream cheese/brown sugar/vanilla mix hmmmm

My next adventure with left over crusts will be to do a savory stick.   

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