I love breakfast foods, at any time of day. When I debuted my page of Faux Food Crafts, I noticed that there weren't any breakfast foods, despite how much I love eating them. Time to change that! I whipped up a batch of my favorite salt dough and started creating.
Salt Dough Fried Egg
- salt dough
- Folk Art paint
Start with two balls of salt dough, one a bit larger than a golf ball and the other the size of a gumball. Use the palm of your hand to flatten the larger ball, then press slightly and as you drag your hand outward from the center. This will thin the edges a little. If it looks like the white of a fried egg, set it on wax paper or parchment paper to dry. If not, try again! You can work salt dough over and over.
Use your palm to flatten the smaller ball, again pressing just a little bit to thin the edges. This will make it slightly domed like an egg yolk would be. Rub a drop of water on top of the egg white and set the yolk in place. Leave it alone for at least two days until the top is completely dry. Then flip it over and allow the bottom of the egg to dry completely.
When the egg is dry, paint the yolk yellow and egg white white.
Salt Dough English Muffin with Butter
- salt dough
- plastic knife
- Folk Art paint
Start with two balls of salt dough, one about the size of a billiard ball and the other the size of a gumball. Gently flatten the larger ball until it is the size of an English muffin and about 1/2" thick. Use your finger to gently rub water across the top, then gently press the fork into the dough and lift. The dough will stick to the fork and create the beginnings of the distinctive nooks and crannies. Repeat this a bunch of times with the fork at different angles until you are happy with the surface.
Use your thumb to begin to flatten the smaller ball, stopping when it is as thick as a pat of butter. Use the plastic knife to trim each side.
Place the English muffin and the pat of butter on wax paper and leave them alone for at least two days until the top is completely dry. Then flip it both over and allow the bottom sides to dry completely.
Turn on the broiler and set the English muffin underneath it. Watch it VERY CLOSELY, as it will brown (and then burn) very quickly once it starts getting color. Remove it when it is a toasty brown color. Let it cool.
If you are happy with the color of the English muffin, leave it alone. I touched mine up by dry brushing a tiny bit of brown paint onto the tips.
Paint the butter yellow, then put it on top of the English muffin. You can glue it in place, but I didn't.
I went looking on Amazon for some fun things related to fried eggs and/or English muffins to link at the bottom of the post. Nothing interesting from a search of English muffins, but searching fried egg did not disappoint.
That looks AWESOME!!!!!ReplyDelete
Looks good enough to eat (but not the egg...don't like fried eggs...lol) Awesome job!ReplyDelete
It's missing bacon! Super cute project! :)ReplyDelete