This morning the boys were greeted with a small yet interesting cup full of cereal bits (sort-of LOL) they didn't complain though Jeremiah did say "are you sure this is cereal mom?" LMAO...... The consensus was that the cereal tasted good however it was too crunch and had a very not so good after taste. I think this was mostly due to the corn meal.
So to off set the tragedy I have set out on a new venture and this time I think we are closer to an acceptable version of cold cereal!
1 1/2 cup of rice flour
1/2 cup of bread flour
1/2 cup of sugar ( I use Zulka cane sugar)
1 tsp of baking powder ( non aluminum)
3/4 cup of water
Mix these ingredients and then piped out stars, placed them on parchment paper in a 500 degree oven for about 5 minutes until I could see that the dough was cooked but not browned. At this point I cut the heat completely and allowed the stars to remain in the oven for appx 1 hour. This resulted in 2 1/2 cups of cereal bits. Not to bad for the second experimental session :)
Here are the results ( I tested them myself :) )
Crunch Factor - High
Absorbing Rate - Low ( it didn't get soggy quick)
Taste - High
Texture - SATISFACTORY
All in all I'd like to see a larger rise in the dough but I think that with a few tweaks it may be perfect!