Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Madhouse Diaries : Making Edible Slime


Juliette and Pierre have been obsessed with making slime for months now : fluffy slime, gooey slime, crunchy slime, you name it, they've tried it. Well, there was one type of slime they hadn't tried until this week : edible slime. Pierre has been excitedly showing me videos on youtube about all the different sorts of edible slime you can make and started making a note of all the different lists of ingredients in a little book : Recettes - Slime Comestible (Recipes - Edible Slime). Seeing how seriously he was taking it, I couldn't say no, could I ?!


OK, recipe 1. Take some jelly type sweets and melt them in the microwave.


Mix in icing sugar and a tiny amount of oil to stop it sticking.


 Hmmmm not very convincing as it stayed quite hard. More like modelling clay than slime. But it tasted nice !


OK, attempt number 2. Starting off with mini marshmallows.


Melt them in the microwave and mix in icing sugar.


Supposed to make fluffy slime. Well, it sort of worked because the marshmallows puffed up but it went all hard and breakable when they'd cooled down again.


Next recipe, using gelatine sweets. Melt them in the microwave.


 Add icing sugar and keep on mixing until it starts to change texture. Add a tiny amount of oil if it's too sticky in the bowl.


I was getting bored by now and wandered off but I was summoned back to the kitchen with excited squeals of "Mum, it's working" ! I have to admit, this one was quite impressive (if you're a slime fan) because it genuinely does look and feel like slime and it tastes nice - but I've told them not to eat too much because there are vast amounts of sugar in all of these edible slime concoctions, plus they're sticky so they'll rot your teeth !


Not to mention the fact that's it not very clean to keep squishing it through your fingers before eating it !


Pierre wanted to try one final recipe, using a jar of marshmallow fluff, mixed in with icing sugar and oil. As you can see, it was a total failure but I did get a good laugh out of it !


As I'm on holiday this week, I'm on a concerted effort to clear out the baking cupboard and this was a great project for doing that. I used up a bag of Pina Colada flavoured icing sugar that nobody liked much, some mini marshmallows that had gone hard and a jar of fluff that was lurking in the back of the cupboard, so I'm adding it to this month's #KitchenClearout linky.

15 comments:

  1. I personally wouldn't make edible slime for my children they'd probably end up with a bad stomach and start eating non edible stuff 😂😂😂

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    1. LOL That was Pierre's big joke - he wanted to make everyone believe he was eating the non-edible stuff to begin with ! To be honest, they're more interested in making than eating it though :)

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  2. It looks like they had great fun trying out these mixtures. My youngest keeps asking to make edible slime and so far I have been able to put her off. hehehe x

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    1. At least you know which recipe works now !

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  3. This looks so much fun, will try this with my granddaughter, thanks.

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    1. Good luck, let me know how you get on ! xx

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    1. At least it saves having little pots of slime all over the house !

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  5. my one granddaughter adores slime, I will be giving her Mum [my daughter] this recipe to make

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    1. I hope they have lots of fun with it :)

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  6. Wow, that was a serious academic approach to testing all sorts of recipes for edible slime, big well done on persevering. The stretchy slime looks cool, I bet my son would love it. I can imagine how sweet it is though. :)

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    1. Ahh he takes his slime very seriously !! ;-)

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  7. My kids love slime so would like this

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  8. Going to try this tomorrow

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