There I did it…

The one thing, I thought I’d never do… make a mess of a baking project.

Daughter wanted to make ‘Aana Biscuits'( biscuits shaped like elephants) and wanted to ‘make it all by myself’. So I decided to give indulge her and we set about making the dough. After doing everything, I just tasted a bit to see if it tasted right. And it tasted all salty! Salty? I was stunned! Only then did I realise that I added 1/4 cups of salt instead of 1/4 teaspoons of it. Even at that time, I did feel that it was a bit too much.. but for some reason did not re-check.. if only I had..

Well, daughter insisted on baking it.. So we made it anyways and it looks really pretty.. Marbled elephants.. if only we could frame it or something.. eating is out of question..

There – one more to add to my domestic disasters list 😦 The only good thing that came out of it, is that daughter is delighted that the biscuits look so pretty- if only I had been more careful.. on the other hand.. this way it is a craft project – with no carbs, butter or sugar being consumed by me – silver lining, don’t you think 🙂

Edited to add: Inspired by the comments, I googled and found a recipe for home made baking clay 🙂 Here it is, for any of you who wants to try. Have included the link too.


  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 4 cups all purpose flour

Stir the salt into the warm water. Let cool. Add flour and knead for 8-10 minutes. For colouring the dough, add food colouring or powdered tempera paint to the salt and water – before adding the flour. Create figures and bake at 325 degrees F for 30 minutes to one hour (until all the moisture is gone). Paint creations when cool. You can also seal the complete work with a non-toxic water-based sealer.

I promise to post pics when we make the next set of elephant biscuits:)