Friday, February 26, 2010
The Absolute Best Playdough Recipe
I was given this recipe by the wonderful lady that organizes the crafts at the playgroup we attend. This is the only recipe I've used over the past couple of years. It is terrific, has a smooth soft consistency, and the best part is it lasts forever. Like literally, it lasts forever. We have had a ball of this stuff in the back of our fridge since.......well.....its been there so long that I don't exactly remember when we made it. I do know its been months. Probably too long, thus the reason we made some new stuff today.
What you will need:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tbsp oil
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 cup water
Heat your oil in a small saucepan.
Mix your food colouring with the water. I just keep adding until I get the intensity that I want.
Throw everything in the saucepan together and cook over low/medium heat for 3-4 mins stirring constantly.
At first you will think your mixture is too runny, but DO NOT add more flour, it thickens as it cooks and this happens fast! Once it gets to the point it is hard to stir, take off heat and knead dough a few times on the counter before handing it over to the kiddos (be careful you don't burn yourself, but I don't find mine is too hot).
Store in an airtight container or ziplock bag in the fridge.
Now go make some squishy (for some reason this is what playdough is called in our house)!