Sunday, 31 October 2010

Ghost Meringues

Ghost meringue Halloween 2010

Ghost meringues Halloween 2010


3 large eggs, whites only
75g icing sugar/powdered sugar
100g caster sugar


1. Preheat the oven to 130C/110C Fan/Gas 1.

2. Mix together caster sugar and icing sigar.

3. Put 3 large eggs whites in a clean bowl and whisk until they form stiff glossy peaks.

4. Add the sugar mixture, one spoonful at a time, whisking until stiff again between each addition.

5. Spoon the mixture into a freezer bag and snip the corner and make a hole. Line the baking tray with wax paper/baking paper and pipe out the meringue to make blobs with the peaks at the top. (I did not have a freezer bag, so I eliminated that step and just spooned my meringues carefully.)

6. Make the eyes with silver balls and bake in the oven for 2 hours.

Ghost meringue1 Halloween 2010

Ghost meringue2 Halloween 2010

Ghost meringue3 Halloween 2010

Friday, 29 October 2010

Edible Peanut Butter Marshmallow Playdough

Kids have a lot of fun making this! It's very messy but ultimately worth the mess! Despite being messy, this is so easy for children to make.

Peanut Butter Marshmallow Playdough


Peanut butter


1. Top several marshmallows each with a spoonful of peanut butter. Start kneading the two together until it forms a smooth ball that can be manipulated like playdough.

2. Play with the playdough balls and form shapes, use cookie cutters in it and generally just play with it the way you would normal playdough.

3. Eat the playdough. Yum!

Peanut Butter Marshmallow Playdough1