Let's bake for fun
This was a fun project that Ming Ray and I worked on in March just before we moved back from Auckland. He discovered this idea from a craft book that he borrowed from the local library. Talking about library, I was really impressed with the library facilities in Auckland. One could easily locate a well run library in nearly every suburb. Every resident with a proof of address could apply for a membership. Once registered as a member one could borrow up to 30 copies of books or magazines free of charge at any one time! This superb facility had cultivated strong reading interests among the local communities.
In the nearly 2 years I spent in Auckland, I must have read more than double the amount I read in the past decade in Malaysia. I was pleased to see my boy had also picked up this good habit. I hope he can continue this good habit in Malaysia but I foresee this might be a challenge as good library in Malaysia is essentially non-existent.
Shared here is the basic dough recipe which I extracted from the book. I halved the quantity as I was worried having too much dough to work with. Done right, the dough can be easily worked on to be shaped into any features. Below were 3 characters that we made following the book with the quantity of dough we made.
|Happy feets - Penguin?|
|Our little artist - Ming Ray|
1 cup of fine salt
1 cup of flour (multi-purpose flour)
1/2 cup of water (may add more)
1 / 2杯的水（可增加更多）