After a sublime frozen-yogurt experience involving popping boba--picture passion-fruit-flavored fish eggs--Ben and I have become somewhat obsessed with the process of spherification, as they call it in the strange and foamy field of molecular gastronomy. So we gave him this kit for Christmas.
Which is weird, I know, since I am also, obviously, somewhat obsessed with natural and healthy eating.
Still, there was a half bottle of Dr. Pepper in the fridge that wasn't going to spherify itself. And so we spherified it.
|We used actual Dr.-Pepper-brand Dr. Pepper! Not Dr. Pimper. Not Mr. Plipper. Not Popper-Pooper MD. Although I think you could really use anything. Or anything that's not too acidic, apparently.|
And we had as much fun as a family could possibly have with soda and meth-lab equipment. The directions that came with the kit were actually kind of crappy, so we followed these instead. Also, we needed to borrow a
drug-dealer very precise scale from our friend Sam. All worth it. They won't tell you anywhere how to make gigantic Dr. Pepper boogers. Which is okay, because you'll surely figure it out yourself!
|I never feel like a better mother than when my kids are doing mind-bogglingly disgusting things. Is that weird?|
More soon, including (seriously) a good and wholesome vegetable recipe.