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COAL CRYSTAL GARDEN Recipe

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This recipe for COAL CRYSTAL GARDEN, by , is from The Crary's Recipes for Food, Family and Fun, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:
Peggy Crary
Added: Wednesday, April 01, 2009

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Ingredients:
Stuff you need.
Coal or charcoal, broken into small pieces but not into powder
water
container-like a pie plate or fish bowl
Salt-not iodized
Ammonia
Bluing
Food coloring [optional]

Directions:
Soak coal with water. Place in container.
Mix 3 T. ammonia [don't breathe the fumes or get in you eyes]
6 T. bluing
3 T. salt-not iodized
Stir gently until dissolved. Dampen the coal with it. Add about a tablespoon of water to the mixture and pour all onto the coal. Dot food coloring over coal.Sprinkle with 2 more T. salt.Set aside. DO NOT DISTURB.
On days 2 and 3, pour a mixture of 2T. each ammonia, bluing and water.
Put it somewhere that it won't be disturbed.
After 2 days start checking it each day for signs of crystals but don't touch-it could take 2 weeks.
The crystals are very fragile.

 

 

 

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