1 Cup Flour
½ Cup Salt
1 Tablespoon of Cream of Tarter (found in the cooking isle of supermarkets)
1 Cup Water
1 Teaspoon (approx) Food Colouring
1 Tablespoon Oil
2 Teaspoon (approx) Vanilla Essence (optional – I think this makes it smell more like original play doh)
Pan (an old non-stick one is best)
Combine flour (you do not need to sift but I do), water, salt and cream of tarter in a bowl.
In a jug combine water, colouring, oil and essence (if using), whisk this into the flour mixture, the smoother this mix the better, which is why I sift the flour.
Cook over a medium heat stirring all the time until mixture starts to come away from the sides of the pan and forms a sticky ball
Remove from heat and kneed well for a few minutes, if it is too sticky add some flour.
Keep in an air tight tub
Add glitter for a sparkling dough
Try peppermint essence for a different smell
Substitute some of the flour with coco powder to give a brown colour and chocolate smell (obviously no food colouring needed with this)
PLEASE BE AWARE this has a high salt content, so watch you child whilst using
The mix ready to heat
Looks like this whilst cooking
Ready when it starts to come away from the sides of the pan
This recipe makes just the right amount to fit in one of those chinese takeaway containers you get
HAVE FUN AND ENJOY!
Little Mr wants to make some with sprinkles in so we will try that one later today - I am not sure how it will turn out - I will post later with the results
Anyone like to add any of their tips for making playdough?