Foods ot the
30s and 40s
Mary Eccher outlines food fashions
and shows us how to miniaturize them
by Mary Eccher - page 6 of 7
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MOLDED FRUIT OR VEGETABLE SALADS
Casting resin (Do not use polymer compound resins - they can't be removed from molds
Transparent dyes of your choice
Paper cup, toothpicks & stirring stick
Metal, glass, or heat-resistant plastic mold (Wilton Candy Molds, the white plastic kind, are excellent for molding resin)
Fimo fruits or vegetables of your choice
Note: Instructions for molding are given. The choice of fruits or vegetables to include in your salad are up to you.
Using casting resin, pour a small amount into a paper cup. Stir in transparent dye of your choice, then add double the usual amount of necessary catalyst. (Usual amount of catalyst is 10 drops to one ounce of resin.) Stir thoroughly. Carefully fill mold half full with catalyzed mixture. Add and arrange fruits or vegetables of your choice. Add a bit more resin if necessary. Allow to harden overnight. Glue to platter and add garnishes if desired.
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