Here is a delicious twist on a traditional scone which is a favourite at Sun Valley Kindergarten.
- 4 Silverbeet leaves - washed, drained and finely cut
- 2 cups grated cheese
- Herbs – parsley and chives, finely chopped
- 6 cups flour
- 6 tsp baking powder
- 150 g butter (melted)
- Milk to mix
- Spices - Salt, Pepper, Nutmeg, Curry powder to taste
- Mix flour, BP, butter, spices, 1 cup cheese with milk to a soft dough, do not over-mix.
- Press out on a floured board or bench top, into a large square about 2 cm thick.
- Sprinkle over the silverbeet, cheese and herbs, roll up forming into a large sausage shape and slice about 2 cm thick.
- Place each round onto a greased oven tray, bake at 200C for approx. 10 to 15 mins.
This is a fascinating mixture that you can pick up in your hands - and then watch it slide back into the bowl. It cleans up easily - just let it dry and it brushes off surfaces like a powder.
- 2 cups of cornflour
- 1 cup cold water
- Pour the cornflour into a bowl, add the cold water slowly, stirring constantly and stop when the water is barely absorbed by the cornflour.
- Is it solid or is it liquid?
- Pour it on to a table top.
- Can you pile it up to make a castle?
- Can you write your name in it before the writing disappears?
- Divide the gloop in half and add different food colouring to each half.
- Watch what happens when the two mixtures meet!
CAUTION: do not dispose of this mixture down the sink unless you are prepared to unblock the ‘u’ bend! Just throw it in the dustbin.
Here is Pukeatua Kindergartens famous super smooth playdough recipe.
- 5 Cups flour
- 1 ½ cups salt
- 4 TBSP oil
- 5 TBSP cream of tartar
- 5 Cups boiling water
Add all ingredients together and mix. Leave to cool and then let the fun begin! Store your Playdough in an airtight container.
Soap Flake Foam
This is a lot of fun! It makes a wonderful mixture the consistency of shaving foam. You can also add coloured paint powder into it.
- Soap Flakes 1 - 2 cups
- Hot Water
- Put the soap flakes into a large bowl and add hot water until the flakes are completely covered.
- Beat the mixture until the soap flakes dissolve and the mixture becomes soft and foamy.
- If it’s a nice day - take the mixture outside and pour it into something like an old baby’s bath - then try feeling what it’s like with bare feet!