How many times do I hear myself say, "where is that big orange binder?" or "has anyone seen that big orange binder?" The big orange binder has been accumulating recipes, kinspiration & original recipe cards tucked into plastic sleeves for my entire-almost-forty year existence. "The Big Orange Binder" is an organization attempt. It's a recipe with a story neatly packaged in a place where I'll always be able to find the ever-elusive . . . Big Orange Binder.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Salt Dough

In a bowl . . .

2 cups flour
1 cup salt
2 tbsp cooking oil
3/4 cup water

1.  Mix flour and salt together in a bowl.
2.  Add oil to the water.
3.  Pour the water mixture over the flour, kneading w/ hands until it becomes soft and doughy.  If it's sticky, add a little more flour.  If it's dry, add a little more water.  You should be able to form things from it when and they'll keep their shape when it's the right consistency.

This dough does not need cooking.
In a air tight baggie or container, it will remain pliable to complete projects.

I came across a second recipe that we used when Big was in 4th grade .....
3 cups of flour
1 cup of salt
1 tablespoon of cream of tarter
1 ½ cups water

Same as above .... If too sticky or grainy that means there is too much salt, so add flour until it feels like play-doh. Be patient. You have to work with it!

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