Felt latke beanbags
Posted 13 December, 2012on:
I needed some latke-shaped beanbags for a latke-tossing game (as you do) and a quick browse of the internet lead me toa fantastic tutorial on how to make a beautiful felt latke (and some other cool things).
Thus inspired, I made half a dozen of my own. As you can see, my use of darker brown shades of felt give the more realistic impression that I occasionally forget to flip my latkes quickly enough and they do get a little crispier than is perhaps optimal!
I more or less followed Brittany’s tutorial, but only put the small felt pieces on one side. Apart from being a bit of a fiddle, it makes it easier to see if you’ve flipped your latke if one side is plain and the other side is fancy. I attached the small pieces of felt with iron-on double sided adhesive, then just put a few stitches through for decoration.
I made a separate fabric pocket containing some rice, and then sewed the felt pieces together either side of it. Hopefully this means that even if the felt comes apart (which is unlikely) the rice won’t be able to leak out.
Anyway, they make great beanbags for latke flipping, latke tossing, balancing latkes on your father’s head, and general flying latke mayhem. Plus they sit still long enough to be photographed, which is more than I can say about the ones I cooked for dinner this evening.