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1/3 cup cornstarch
3 Tbsp. sugar
2 cups cold water
Combine cornstarch, sugar and water in a 1 quart saucepan.
Cook over medium heat, stirring regularly, until mixture thickens (anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes).
Remove from heat, pour into containers.
Tint with food coloring as desired, mix and cool.
**Recipe makes 2 cups of color.
**Recipe can be halved easily.
**The mixture takes color beautifully, you can get nice, strong, bright colors!
**Food coloring can stain clothes... just a reminder!
1 cup flour
1 cup warm water
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. oil
1/4 cup salt
Mix all of the ingredients (except for the food coloring) together.
Stir over medium heat until smooth.
Remove from pan.
To color, add food coloring and knead.
**Store in an airtight container or zip top bag
Quick Yellow Cake
2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cups sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1cup low-fat milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine dry ingredients in bowl. Add shortening, milk and vanilla. Mix at medium-low speed about 1 minute. Stop, scrape bowl. Add eggs, mix again (medium-low) approximately 30 seconds. Stop, scrape bowl. Mix at medium high speed approximately 1 minute. Pour batter into greased 8- or 9-inch pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes, then remove from pans and cool completely on rack.
**3 tsp = 1 Tbsp
**1/2 cup shortening = one stick of butter/margarine
** soy milk (or rice milk) can be substituted
**I usually make this in a 9" X 13" pan. Cook time doesn't change that much, just check with a toothpick.
**I tend to double the amount of vanilla... I do that in most recipes, just because I love vanilla...