"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
Add and whisk until smooth: 1 C water, 1 T oil, food coloring as desired. Cook over medium heat until nearly playdough is almost set. Add 1 tbsp. imitation vanilla extract. Stir until vanilla is blended. then remove and kneed when cool. Store in Ziploc bag or airtight container
I usually triple or quadruple this recipe and cook it in a large deep pan.
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