Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Cooking Fun

Today Mr Preppy and I made playdough. Apparently the colour of the month is blue. He then played with cut out dinosaurs and trains that chased each other around "roar! woowoo!" and made us playdough biscuits YUM!


2 cups plain flour
4 tablespoons cream of tartar
2 tablespoons oil
1 cup salt
food colouring
2 cups water

Combine all ingredients in a pot. Stir over heat until cooked, forms into a solid mass.

Continuing on the cooking buzz this afternoon we all made hazelnut and coconut balls. When I explained they would be rolling the mix into balls the kids reply was "Yay! We get to get all gross." Fingers were only allowed to be licked after ALL the balls were made. After we finished the kids cleaned up the bench. Mr R had chocolate and coconut from one ear to the other after his enthusiastic cleaning attempt.

Hazelnut and Coconut Balls

3/4cup hazelnut spread
100g butter
3 cups rice bubbles
2 cups coconut
1 egg
1/4 cup hundreds and thousands

Melt hazelnut spread and butter together in a small saucepan. Let is cool a bit.
Put rice bubbles and 1 cup of coconut in a bowl. Put in egg and hazelnut spread mix and mix.
Put remaining 1 cup of coconut and hundreds and thousands in a small dish.
Roll balls with the hazelnut rice bubble mix.
Roll balls in coconut and hundreds and thousands.

I found we needed more coconut in the mixture and the balls are more squished than rolled.

1 comment:

  1. The dough looks great - always a winner with the kids and making it from scratch really is the best!

    The hazelnut/coconut balls look delicious too..

    Jodie :)


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