Hula Hoop Pimpastrophe
by The Le Woo Sisters for £1.00
10th August 2006
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Ingredients: 1 Packet of Instant mash potato mix £0.88 Vegetable oil Water 1 packet of hula hoops for comparison Estimated cost £1.00
This is the second time we have attempted to pimp a hula hoop. The first try ended in everything being covered in potato when it turned to liquid and exploded all over the oven. But we were not assuaged by the fiasco and returned with a brand new plan, and matching aprons made by middle eastern lepers.
First we selected our brand of mash from the three varieties purchased. We decided on tesco's instant mashed potato for its smooth consistency and lack of dried milk or anything else not found in hula hoops.
Into the bowl it went, and out of the kitchen I went. I was not prepared for the vile smell, somewhat similar to rotten grass clippings, that the mash seemed to be giving off. Not to worry, surely it will smell better when we add the water, I thought. Oh no, this potato seemed to grow in its evil desires the more water we added. Not even tescos rape seed vegetable oil could tame the beast. Eventually the mixture started to resemble a sort of breadcrumby dough.
We contemplated adding more water because it looked a bit crumbly but decided that too much water may end in another eruption of boiling hot liquid potato. But the foul smelling concoction contained everything a hula hoop should. (Proper old style hula hoops before they made them "healthier" with 50% less saturated fat and put rice flour in them. And anyway, if I wanted to be healthy, would I be eating hula hoops? No.) Dehydrated potato, vegetable oil and salt. So surely we couldn't go wrong. Atleast that was what we thought. So we ignored the stench and powered on through.
The next step was to pack it into our pimptastic hula hoop mould fashioned from two cake tins, one inside the other. The mash mix was crammed into the void between the two tins.