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Edible party hat

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Parties are always fun. There's good friends to socialize with, have few drinks, and of course there's the food! Have you ever noticed that everyone seems to crowd around the food table during parties, more than anywhere else? You've probably done it yourself, and who can blame you; party food is a great time to explore new eats, and share old favourites with friends.

But much as I admire all the pretty platters of pastilla at parties, I wish people would get out of the way...there's those of us who are hungry! What if I could bring my appetizer with me wherever I go in a party, and share it with my friends, all while not feeling like a waiter carrying around food. How about an edible party hat!

What better way to party down, than to take your appy with you! Make some unleavened bread baked over a foil form to make an edible hat with your choice of dip!

To make your own edible party hat, this Instructable is separated into two parts: Enough talk, let's make an edible hat!
 
 
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Step 1: Bread recipe

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Unleavened bread or flatbread is "a simple bread made with flour, water, and salt and then thoroughly rolled into flattened dough...unleavened [bread] is made without yeast or sourdough culture. There are many other optional ingredients that flatbreads may contain, such as curry powder, diced jalapeños, chili powder, or black pepper. Olive oil or sesame oil may be added as well. Flatbreads can range from one millimeter to a few centimeters thick." -wikipedia.org

Unleavened bread has been around for ages and works well for this type of application as the dough is pliable when raw, and will retain its shape when cooked. There are hundreds of varieties of unleavened bread and more recipes than you can shake a stick at. Feel free to use this project as a guide and remix the portions/spices to make your own variety, add your own recipe in the comments below.

Basic unleavened bread
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cups warm water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp butter (or olive oil)
  • seasoning spices (your discretion)
    • ground pepper
    • garlic + onion powder
    • oregano

yield: adult-sized 1 party hat

In a large bowl combine flour, salt, spices and butter. Then slowly add water until mixture has a rough oatmeal-like consistency, you may not require all the water measured. Kneed dough for 2-3 minutes until all ingredients are thoroughly combined and dough-like constancy has taken. Small amounts of flour or water to dough can be added as required to achieve proper dough consistency.

Preheat your oven to 350°F/180°C, and let your dough rest for a few minutes.

When making your unleavened bread, consider spice arrangements that will suit your dip. Here are some combinations to get you started:.

dip / bread combination possibilities
dip flavours
unleavened bread additions
  • tzatziki
  • hummus
  • oregano + lemon juice + garlic
  • curry dip
  • cumin + coriander + tamarind
  • cheesy nacho dip
  • masa harina (in lieu of flour)
  • spinach dip
  • green colouring + nori flakes

Unseasoned unleavened bread is like cardboard, you've been warned.
This is awesome! Much like the ones from Despicable Me 2!
PARTY TIME!
I am intensely jealous of your cactus... U_U It's too cold here to have them outside and my cat seems to think that they make awesome face scratchers. Knuckle-Head is a KILLER OF Cacti.
instruct393 years ago
thats funny, i love the picture of you eating it!
capricorn3 years ago
Awesome idea for a party :D

Thanks for sharing mate !
TechDante3 years ago
nacho nacho hat. reminds me of the nacho hat home has when he is teaching ned how to live a little and end up married in vegas
my thought :D
depotdevoid3 years ago
I think you lied about the ingredients, this hat is clearly made from 100% distilled awesome.
mikeasaurus (author)  depotdevoid3 years ago
an awesome hat guarantees an awesome party!
ChrysN3 years ago
Awesome idea, the did sounds really good too.
mikeasaurus (author)  ChrysN3 years ago
thanks, it was tasty and can be remixed to suit loads of ingredients!
seamster3 years ago
Please remember to wash your hair before sharing your hat-petizer.

Thank you.
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