HERB - Molding Spices

Christine A Seelye-King mermayde at juno.com
Tue Dec 8 08:02:49 PST 1998

On Tue, 8 Dec 1998 00:16:23 -0500 "Philippa Alderton" <phlip at bright.net>
>Well, folks, one of the members of the Cook's List (and this List) has 
>gone Xmas wonky,

I heard that.  
But anyway, I was going to post the question here too, after I got
finished reading the other posts from the cook's list about it.  

>Does anybody know a good crafty way to take a powdered spice and >mold
it?  Seems rather Martha Stewartish to me, or maybe girl >scouts...<snip>

>Hello!  I have a recipe clipping someplace for cinnamon ornaments.  I
>think it said to mix a whole jar of powdered cinnamon with >*applesauce*
to a kneading consistency. Roll, cut with cookie cutters >and spread on
cookie sheets. Dry in a slow oven.

>With cinnamon you can mix it with applesauce as the glue dry it out in
>the oven and Voila.  Make a stiff paste roll out and cut into shapes. I
>assume ? you can do the same withe these?  Also use it as a coating >on
Pomander balls. 

I have to wonder about the applesauce being tasty to the insects and
critters we are prone to here in the south.  Even with a coating of
Krylon, wouldn't they still smell like food?  (For that matter, I wonder
if the plain spice would attract them?)

(Wonky, indeed ;)
Mistress Christianna

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