Friday, 2 November 2012

Festive gingerbread playdough

Some months ago I published a recipe for homemade playdough - the batch of playdough I made then (on 5th August) is still going strong - kept wrapped in the fridge it can last for ages.

But now I've discovered something new, something seasonal, something that smells so good you'll wish it were real edible dough - Gingerbread Scented Playdough. I've also based this loosely on the spices I use in my Gingerbread Syrup recipe (which I use to make gingerbread lattes at home).
And the wonderful thing about this is that the more you play with it, and the warmer it becomes, the more it smells...

You will need:
1 cup of flour
1 cup of warm water
2tsp of cream of tartar
1tsp oil
1/4 cup of table salt
1 heaped tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1tsp nutmeg
Pinch of allspice

Put all the ingredients in a saucepan and heat over a low-medium heat. Mix with a wooden spoon until it all comes together, forming a ball.

Not only does this smell like gingerbread, but the spices give it that lovely mottled brown colour - perfect for making pretend gingerbread men too!

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