Getting around to sharing a dog sculpture I made a few months ago. I have more to share, some from before I got sick and others I finished since I’ve been back home.
This is a little dachie I finished with paper given to me by a friend.
As usual, he was started with toilet paper rolls, cardboard, wire, alfoil and tons of masking tape.
I build on the frame using a paper mache pulp mix and air dry clay for the details like the face and feet.
Looking at him again I’m thinking I need to do more with paper. Its different to the fabric ones. Effective and fun.
So, other than sharing another dog sculpture, what’s been going on?
Well, I made a spinach pie today (spanakopita) and its already finished cause I shared it with mom and the rest of the family. Must make another. Yum.
I also tried making the semolina pudding I love with Stevia instead of sugar. Everyone always says its sweeter than sugar so I put in less and its basically totally unsweetened. I may as well include a recipe for anyone who wants to try it.
This is a basic 1-2-3-4 recipe. The full recipe will make a bunt cake shape so its too much for me so I make half the amount.
- 1 cup sunflower oil
- 2 cups semolina (coarse)
- 3 cups sugar
- 4 cups water
- Crushed almonds (optional but I love them)
- Cinammon stick and cinammon powder for on top
Put the water, sugar and cinammon stick in a pot and bring it to a boil, stirring occasionally to dissolve the suger.
Brown the semolina in the oil. It will seem like it takes forever to begin to brown and then will look like its going to burn suddenly. Just use your judgement.
Remove pot from heat and add the water carefully. It will bubble and spit. You’ve been warned. Stir constantly. Once all the water is added, add the nuts and put back on the heat. Its ready when it begins to pull away from the sides and separates when you pull the wooden spoon through it.
At this stage you can put it in a mould and let it cool and set. Or just plop it in a bowl and dish it up by the spoonful like I do. Sprinkle cinammon on top when serving.
I always use less sugar. If the recipe calls for 3 cups, I usually use 2. Making half the recipe I use 1 cup of sugar instead of 1.5. I’m trying to cut sugar out of my diet but I have a sweet tooth so I need SOME sugar.
If you’ re a visual person, you can find a recipe on Youtube to follow.