Monday, December 17, 2012

Hand-made wrapping paper: Christmas trees

 The following pictures document my attempt at making Xmas wrapping paper using the palm of my son's hand... Not my most successful project, but fun nontheless. The paper got a bit wrinkled, but it would be ok for a larger parcel

plain wrapping paper from Ikea + tempera/school paint

Á's hand prints

Final touches, I gave up on the garlands after the first row :)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Dinosaur cookies

 I make these treats for my son's birthday party. They are a corrupted version of my grandma's heathy-ish honey cookies with lots and lots of glazing.

1 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons sugar syrup (sugar+water melted)
2 teaspoons of milk
food coloring

3 eggs ---whisk lightly
3 tablespoons of oil
4 tablespoons of liquid honey
1/4-1/2 nutmeg
1 teaspoon of cinnimon
1/4 teaspoon of clove
lemon peel/orange peel
--- Whisk all above
25 dkg sugar

---Whisk some more
50 dkg flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 salt
--- knead by hand