Thursday, August 9, 2012

Walking to the Sushi Bar: Sushi Playdough

Mom and dad love sushi -- we love to ask to try it every time, pick it apart, and then blow raspberries at it (and occasionally say "ugh, that's disgusting").  Actually, we do eat it sometimes and we LOVE edamame and soy sauce.  So mom thought it would be fun to try and make some sushi playdough and pinned a few examples (here and here).  Here's what you'll need to make ours:

- 4 cups flour
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup salt
2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 4 teaspoons cream of tartar
- food coloring (we used brown for soy sauce, green for wasabi and cucumber, and pink for the fish)
- sushi rice (we kept ours uncooked)
- seaweed sheets 
- sushi accessories (we used chopsticks, a sushi rolling mat, and cleaned sushi containers)

Combine ingredients and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until most of the moisture is absorbed (it will take a bit).  Let it cool on some wax paper and then divide it in half.  Mix 1 small bag of sushi rice into one of the halves.  Divide up the other half for coloring -- we used brown food coloring for soy sauce, green for wasabi and cucumber, and pink for the fish.  Then get crackalackin'.

Mom tried to show me how to make a traditional sushi roll using the proper mat, but I had other ideas.  I liked to make a big pile of it and then cut it into slices.  Cami quickly figured out how to make some hand rolls and favored those.  Mom worked on some sashimi.  I worked in sushi matzo ball, sushi pizza sandwich, sushi birthday cake (with chopsticks for candles), and sushi ice cream.  All our sushi ended up GIGANTIC, which was just fine with us.  We loved it!

she still tries to eat everything, but, hey, it's her thing

cam pretended to be mommy and took pictures of our every move with her barbie camera

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