We had a great time at ECMC this week. Thanks so much to everyone who came to one of our presentations. We had a lot of fun with all of you, and learned new things at each session. As promised, here are the recipes that didn’t make it into our handout.
- 2 packages or 2 Tablespoons active dry yeast
- 2 cups warm water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 cup butter softened
- 2 eggs
- 6 to 7 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 egg white
- Heat water to lukewarm. (110 degrees)
- Add sugar to water and stir to dissolve.
- Add yeast into water. Allow yeast to bubble and foam for several minutes.
- Meanwhile in mixing bowl add salt, soft butter, 2 eggs and 3-4 cups flour. Blend together.
- Add in yeast mixture and remaining cups of flour. Blend until dough forms a ball.
- Knead on a floured surface several minutes.
Pull off pieces of dough and roll into ropes. Twist ends over to make an X and form dough into a pretzel shape, or have each child form the rope into their first initial.
- Place on greased cookie sheets.
- In small bowl whisk egg white.
- With a pastry brush, brush tops of pretzels with the egg white. (If you are going to salt the pretzel tops, go ahead and do it now. This dough is a little on the sweet side, so I think it would also be good topped with cinnamon sugar.)
- Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.
- 1 pint of Half & Half or cream
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
- 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
1. Mix all the ingredients together and put into the ice cream ball (or inside a 1 lb coffee can. Duct tape the lid closed.)
2. Fill the ice portion of the ice cream ball with ice. (or fill a 3 lb coffee can with 5 cups ice around the smaller can.)
3. Add 1/2 cup rock salt to the ice. (3/4 cup salt for the can)
4. Roll and shake the ball around for 10 minutes.
5. Open up the ice cream ball, stir, close ball.
6. Drain some water from ice section, add more ice and salt. (Drain can, stir inner can and seal and refill)
7. Roll and shake for another 10 minutes
8. Open and serve.
Root Beer Ice Cream
- 24 oz root beer or other soda (orange, strawberry, grape)
- ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup whole milk or half and half
Mix all ingredients together and follow steps 1-5 above.
Egg & Vinegar
Put a raw egg into a jar of vinegar. Let the egg sit for several days to a week. When you take the egg out the shell will have dissolved, leaving behind a rubbery raw egg.
Egg & Bottle
1 peeled hard boiled egg
1 bottle with a slightly smaller opening than the egg
a strip of paper
Light the piece of paper with a match and drop it into the bottle. Immediately place the egg, narrow side down, over the bottle. The heat will cause the bottle to expand enough to suck the egg into the bottle.
Egg and Soda
Place a hard boiled egg in a container of dark cola. Let it sit for several days. When you remove the egg it will have become dark and discolored. Allow the kids to use a toothbrush and toothpaste to brush the egg clean.