– Easy recipe for perfect home-made dough
With the holidays fast approaching and all those bank holidays looming, you may want to add these ingredients to your shopping list (unless, of course, you are a domestic goddess, in which case your larder is full!). Yes, we know how long you’ve spent buying the perfect Christmas gifts for your little elf … but once in a while he may need a little sensory play of the home-made variety.
This recipe makes a long-lasting play dough that is pliable and has a lovely elastic consistency. It’s also edible (in case the elf takes a nibble).
1 cups flour
¼ – ½ cup salt
1 cup water
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Food colouring – as on the cat walks, purple and orange are big this season.
In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Whisk together the water, oil and food colouring in a separate bowl. Combine all the ingredients in a sauce pan. Cook and stir over low heat until the dough thickens and is no longer sticky. Add the vanilla extract and stir until blended. Remove from the heat and allow to cool a little. Once cooled, knead the dough to make it soft and pliable. Store in sealed bag or air tight container. Do not refrigerate.
What Mini says:
I loved mashing this into the new cream carpet … you’ve been warned!