Friday, April 20, 2012

Play dough with glitter

A wonderful cooked play dough that lasts for months on end out of the fridge.
My little girl is a lover of sparkly things so we decided to add some glitter to this dough for some sparkling fun...

You will need:
2 cups Flour
2 cups water
1 cup of salt
4 Tbl spoons oil
1 Tbl spoon cream of tartar
food colouring of your choice
essential oil of your choice (optional)
Glitter - we used silver and gold
Mix everything except the essential oil and glitter in a large pot.
Stir continuously until it leaves the sides and forms a dough.
Dont overcook as the dough will become dry and hard.
  Remove from pot and knead - at this point you can add some drops of oil, if using,  
and glitter - as much as you like...
Knead a little more.
Allow to cool and play away..

Have fun!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Chocolate chip cookies

...always a firm favourite...

Combine and Beat together the following until light and fluffy: 
225gr Sugar
175gr Brown sugar
225gr Margarine or Butter
2 eggs
15ml vanilla essence

Add the following and mix well with a wooden spoon:
300gr Flour
125gr Oats
5ml Bicarb of soda
2ml salt

250gr Chocolate chips or chopped up slab of chocolate
(you can even mix dark choc, white choc and milk choc for a decadent cookie!)

Roll dough into balls and place on a greased baking tray, press down lightly with your fingers.
Bake at 180 degrees celcius for approxmately 12 - 15 minutes.
(always remember to watch your biscuits as ovens differ!)