I made a few batches of rainbow rice and tomorrow morning we will eat rainbow waffles.
|Waiting for the cover to come down.|
What a blast tomorrow will be! Sensory play with rainbow rice! My kids are gonna freak out! They may even spend time playing with it! !
I'm going to start us off with rainbow waffles. I've never done it before and I'm fairly certain they'll be pastels and not nearly as bright as the waffles in this link where I got the idea, I just can't imagine all that food colouring all at once!
|Colours are barely discernable when baked toasty brown but I'm not complaining about a |
gorgeous brown waffle on my plate!
|If you look carefully, you can make out the different colours.|
Basic Waffles (rainbows are optional)
from my Cuisinart waffle maker handbook
2 cups flour
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup oil
2 large eggs
liquid food colouring (optional)
- mix dry in big bowl. Mix wet in small bowl. Add wet to dry and mix well.
- divide into smaller bowls and to each bowl add food colouring to reach effect desired.
- spread a bit of each colour combo onto your hot waffle iron to fill. Lower top and cook as directed.
You can make swirls, stripes, zig zags, spirals, let your imagination run wild! Let your kids tell you what to do with it. You can even put sprinkles on the batter just before you close the lid if you like. Or blueberries.
|Just a little too full on the first try - but nice and fluffy!|
Tell me how it goes if you try it.
|Before the attack of the wees.|
|I messed it up just a bit for this photo, I couldn't resist.|
EDIT the next morning: the rice was attacked, played with for a minute and then spread all over the house. I don't mind so much, it's easy to clean up. My concern was adding water to the mix with all that food colouring and staining the floor. Next time, I will just be doling out plain white rice not coloured to play with. The waffle mixes looked cool, but once cooked were pretty much a uniform toasty brown colour. You could see the pink and blue if you knew they were there and looked hard. Once opened to eat though, the colours were obvious and fun. I'll do it again.
|There we are, all four of them still in their pj's. They LOVED it!|