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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Another recipe to share

This recipe is of the inedible variety, although the last one I shared was, arguably, inedible, too.  We were invited to a German friend's house the other day to write letters to the German Santa Claus.  Apparently last year they received a reply in Greek, and we're hoping for one this year also.  Our friend is married to a Greek man, and their daughters are about the same age as Z and M.  These little blonde girls, alternating between fluent German and fluent Greek, are about the cutest things we've ever seen. (Not counting our own duckies!)

Anyway, while our young 'uns were playing, our friend whipped up a batch of salt dough and explained that we were going to make ornaments out of it.  It was such a simple idea, but such a fun one.  She had all sorts of cookie cutters, and the kids had a great time.  We had to leave a little early, so she sent home a bit of the dough for us to make our own ornaments.  We waited until T had gone to bed for the night and had another Big Kid Night.

Maybe you'd like to also?

Ella's Salt Dough Recipe

1 cup fine salt
1 cup flour
1/2 cup water

Combine the salt and flour.  Make a well in the center of the mixture and add the water.  Knead the dough until smooth.  Roll flat and cut using cups or cookie cutters, and don't forget to make a hole for the string.  Bake at 150 degrees for 2 hours.  Decorate using paint (we used markers), and stand back to enjoy your work.

Food coloring could probably be added to make the dough into different colors?  Why not try it?

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