Home-made playdough!

Thanks to Jaz’s special morning delivery of my food gel colouring, I am finally able to DIY the playdough! So, after a great evening out and a horrible migraine, I decided to make some before bedtime.
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Below is the first dough! Supposed to be red but I was too stingy with the colour as I did not know how concentrated is the food coloring.

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So, after half a kg of flour, almost a packet of salt, almost a bottle of cream of tartar, a few drops of food colouring and red red hands from kneading the warm mixture, here’s my home-made playdough for the little girl! Did not expect the recipe to make such big dough and so, I divided them into half. Might just bring one set to my mum’s.

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Packed them in ziploc bags, shall put them in the fridge tomorrow morning. Dated them as it is mentioned in the recipe that it can be kept for about 6 months… Hmmm we shall see.

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here’s the recipe for those who want to try it at home. But just a reminder, please do not pour the warm mixture into the flour. Follow the recipe of putting the flour into the mixture. I tried both ways, and it seems that the latter made it easier to knead. Also, if the dough is still sticky after kneading, remember to add more flour. I think one cup is too little, maybe about one and a half makes more sense.

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Courtesy of this book. Thank goodness it’s not a white elephant yet! At least I made the dough!

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Ok… Time to hit the sack. Feel really satisfied. It’s actually quite fun kneading , sweating and aching. Shall see if bb Kay has the chance to play with it tomorrow!

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