Wednesday, April 27, 2011

homemade playdough

yesterday afternoon, I finally got a chance to make some playdough for my daughter.
I had been wanting to try out a recipe for homemade one.
I googled and checked out a few sites, and tried out a non-cooking one first.
that didn't turn out so well. the salt didn't melt and it was not so smooth as it should be.
then, decided to go with a traditional playdough recipe.
basic, simple, should work!

* 1 cup flour
* 1 cup warm water
* 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
* 1 teaspoon oil
* 1/4 cup salt
* food coloring
in addition to the original recipe, I added 1tbs of Alum.
it's supposed to keep the playdough fresh longer.
basically put all the ingredients in a sauce pan and mix it over medium heat until it becomes crumbly.
starts out like a cream sauce.
starts forming some lumps.
don't worry even if the mixture is uneven, and keep mixing.
in the recipe, it's said to heat and mix it it becomes a 'ball', 
but I think it doesn't really become like a ball at all.
it's more crumbly/lumpy.
take it out of the pan, and knead it till smooth.
taddaaa :)

my daughter was really digging it.
and she was playing with it for over an hour.

next time, I will try something different and weired, like jello playdough or peanut butter playdough.
has anyone tried them?


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