Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Homemade Playdough

Playdough Guy

I recently taught a class about inexpensive family fun; I sent everyone home with a homemade playdough recipe and samples to play with at home.  This recipe comes from Mom, and it's the playdough we kids played with all those years.

I've tried several different recipes for homemade playdough, and many of them leave your hands salty and the dough dries out quickly. This recipe doesn't do that; it's still the best.  Enjoy!

Homemade Playdough

2  1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
2 Tablespoons alum (find this in the spice section)
3 Tablespoons of oil
2 cups boiling water 
food coloring

Mix flour, salt, alum and oil. Add water and knead to desired consistency.  Add food coloring.  Add more flour if dough is sticky (between 2-4 Tablespoons). Store in a sealed container, in the fridge.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Applesauce Cake

I was looking for something quick and easy to make and found this recipe. Chris doesn't care much for cakes (which is why we had cheesecake at our wedding instead of the traditional wedding cake), but he likes this cake...and volunteered to go to the store at a horrendous hour to buy more ingredients...

1 yellow cake mix
2 c. applesauce
3 eggs
1/2 c. sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon

Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle in greased Bundt pan, coating pan well. Save unused cinnamon-sugar mixture. Combine cake mix, applesauce, and eggs. Pour half of the batter into Bundt pan. Add the rest of the cinnamon sugar mixture on top of batter. Add the rest of the batter on top of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for about 38 minutes. Let sit 10 minutes and turn out. Serve with a little whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on top.

Tastes good hot or cold. Enjoy!

Recipes to Remember: Rogers Arkansas Stake RS Cookbook 2001, p. 176
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