Friday, 29 November 2013

Food Fun: Metamucil Flubber

Hello Fellow Nom Seekers!

With the school holidays rapidly coming up, I came across a recipe for Metamucil Flubber and thought I will give it a go for entertainment purposes for young and old.  The Alchemist's Cookbook gives a scientific explanation of how this experiment works.  You can look them up here.  I tweaked their methodology a wee bit. 

One of the alleged pros of this recipe is that it is a non sticky so hopefully it stays clean.  I'm not sure about you but every time we open a tub of slime or play dough or similar in this household, every loose strand of human hair, dog hair, every particle of grit in a 5km radius seem to get stuck in it.  Ick.  Another pro is that almost everyone has a tub of Metamucil languishing in the pantry and you only need a small amount to make yourself a batch, ergo dirt cheap to make. 

  • 1 tablespoon of Metamucil
  • 1 cup of water 
All the ingredients you need

  • Mix Metamucil and water in a large microwave safe bowl
  • Zap in microwave for 2 minutes (1200 Watt microwave) until it starts to almost bubble over the bowl
  • Take out of the microwave and cool for a minute or so.  Give it a stir. 
  • Repeat zapping in the microwave for one minute at a time then stirring until a flubbery consistency is achieved.  The number of times you have to do this varies depending on the power of your microwave.  Go by eye and don't walk too far away whilst it's cooking in case you nuke it.  By the way, do take care as it is molten when it comes out of the microwave!
Ready for the zapping

After the first 2 minutes of zapping it has a slightly gloopy consistency

A total of 5 minutes of zapping - flubber achieved
In the hands of the child

There you have it - DIY flubber.  Wait for it to cool before handling.

This flubber keeps in a zip lock bag in the fridge 'for months'.   

Until next time,
Nom Seeker, Glutt

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