Cooked Salt Dough

Every parent and grandparent should have this classic recipe on hand.  Use it to mix your own molding dough.  It uses ordinary ingredients and only takes a few minutes to make.  If you keep it in an airtight container, you can use it again and again.  (If you don't want to cook the dough, try our Easy Salt Dough recipe.)

You will need:

1.  A pan and a spoon

2.  1 cup of flour

3.  1/2 cup of salt

4.  1 Tbs. of Cream of Tartar

5.  1 Tbs. of cooking oil

6.  1 cup of water

7.  Food coloring

   1.  Mix the ingredients in a sauce pan.  The dough will be runny and lumpy at first.
   2.  Put the pan on medium heat.  Stir constantly.  The dough should become smooth and then thicken. (About five minutes.)  Take it off the heat and let it cool.
 The dough divided into three balls. 3.  Divide the dough into three or four lumps.
 Kneading in the color 4.  Knead food coloring into each lump until the color is even.
Three colored lumps of dough.

5.  Start moldeling with your dough! If you keep it in a airtight container, you can use it again and again.  If you make something you want to keep, let it airdry for several days.   Although you can paint or glaze the dough after it hardens, don't get it very wet, or it will crumble.

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