Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Gifts for grandparents: Ornaments

I made these out of salt dough and I'm planning on giving them to my Dad. The recipe I used uses 10 tbsp. Of salt and 10 of flour as a base, with 1tsp. Of oil and about 6 oz. Of water. Keep adding equal parts salt and flour until you get the right consistency for rolling and cutting out the dough. I traced my child's hand on paper, then cut it with a knife. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or so. You can paint the dough afterwards, but I decided to leave it as is. I also tried to use food coloring on the dough before baking and that also worked well.

handmade projects

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Salt Dough Bookmark

We made these for favors, but you can make almost anything out of salt dough. I'm planning on making something to decorate my Christmas presents.


I am awful at making fudge, but found this wonderful--may I add foolproof?--recipe at Cooking for Engineers (http://www.cookingforengineers.com/):

In a double boiler, melt 3 cups of chocolate chips (do measure, you need more than 1 small package. You also may combine the flavors of your choice), 4 tablespoons of butter, and one can of condensed milk. Let melt and combine until the texture is creamy and shiny. Pour onto greased Pyrex and chill in the refrigerator. Yum!