Thursday, December 4, 2008

Salt Dough Models

I found this recipe in a children's book called " Starting Points AUTUMN ". I plan to make some Christmas decorations with it! I thought it would be nice to share the recipe.

Recipe For Salt Dough

Stir Together:
. 2 cups of plain flour
. 1 cup of salt
. 1 cup of cold water
. 2 tablespoons of cooking oil

Knead the mixture with your hands until it forms a soft, pliable ball.
Keep your fingeritps covered with flour, so that the dough doesn't stick to them.


You can use the dough as it is, or you may prefer to color it. Divide it into several balls and add either a few drops of food coloring or paint. ( Remember you can mix food coloring just like paint, to get all sorts of colors. ) Knead the dough until the color is well mixed in. If you prefer to use plain dough, you can give your models a shiny, yellow gloss by brushing them with with egg yolk, before they are baked. Or you can paint them, once the are baked.

Line a baking tray with aluminum foil, to provide a non-stick base for your models. Shape the dough as you like and then bake it in the oven at 300F or 150C for at least an hour until it's completely hard. The fatter the model, the longer it will take to bake.

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