I’ve been really busy the past week; though busy with what exactly, I’m not sure!
We went out for our weekly coffee night at friend’s house last night. Against my better judgement we bought a cake along the way at Waldbaum’s. I find their cakes to be kinda hit and miss. Sometimes you stumble upon a gem but to be honest I would much prefer to bake my own cake. After you have been home cooking from scratch for a while, your tastebuds tend to rally and revolt against pre-prepared cookie doughs, packet cake mixes and premade cakes.
Kids here are on their spring break and I was wondering what I was going to do with DD tomorrow to keep her occupied. I had forgot all about this free booklet that I had downloaded from the Morton Salt website, it’s about dough sculpture. One of the things that makes dough sculpture so great, is that it is so inexpensive and you are pretty much gauranteed to have the necessary supplies onhand. There are some excellent projects in this booklet and it covers items for just about every room of the house, ranging from cookie canisters for the kitchen benchtop to candle holders for the living room to tissue box covers and decorative mirrors for the master bedroom.
The booklet is pdf format and can be downloaded here:
Morton’s Dough It Yourself Handbook
I bought myself a cookie press yesterday and will be taking that for a test run tomorrow at some stage. Whilst I have some great recipes for cookies, none of them are really geared for use with a cookie press so I will have to look at trying to adapt some of them or go the the hunt for some new/suitable recipes.