Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pumpkin Spice or Apple Pie Playdough

For those of you with children or grandchildren, this makes wonderfully smelly playdough just perfect for this time of year.

Pumpkin Spice Playdough

5 1/2 cups flour

8 teaspoons cream of tartar

1 1/2 ounces pumpkin pie spice

2 cups salt

3/4 cups oil

4 cups water

orange food coloring (2 parts yellow to 1 part red or orange gel coloring)

1. Mix all ingredients together in a heavy bottomed sauce pan.

2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until dough forms. The mixture becomes very thick so a big wooden spoon works well for stirring.

3. When a ball begins to form, transfer dough to a floured surface. Knead the dough until it is smooth.

4. When dough is cool store in an air tight container.

Apple Pie Play Dough Recipe

3 cups flour

2 tablespoons oil

3 cups water

1 1/2 cups salt

2 tablespoons cream of tartar

a few tablespoons each of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves

1. Whisk all ingredients together in a large heavy bottomed sauce pan.

2. Stir constantly over medium heat. The mixture will be soupy for several minutes and then suddenly it will stick together and form a rough ball.

3. When it thickens and sticks together, remove the pan from the heat and continue stirring.

4. Turn the hot ball onto a floured surface, and began kneading as it cools.

5. Sprinkle the spices onto the dough and continue kneading.

6. Store in a large zip-lock bag or other air tight container.

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