Yield: 1 Servings
Mix salt and flour. Slowly add water, mixing as you add it. Towards the end you will have to put dough on a work counter or on a lightly oiled surface and knead well until dough is smooth. This dough can be used to make long lasting ornaments and decorations. Bake at 325 degrees F for about 1½ hours until dry. After they have completely cooled, you can paint them with acrylic paints and tie ribbons around them. If you want to hang them up make sure that you make holes to hang them before baking.
For a smooth, white porcelain like dough, mix 1 cup cornstarch and 2 cups baking soda in a saucepan. Add 1 ⅓ cups of cold water and stir until smooth. Heat slowly stirring constantly until mixture begins to thicken.
Turn mixture out on a plate, cover and let cool. knead until smooth. Dust bread board with cornstarch and roll out dough.Add more cornstarch to prevent sticking. Cut out ornaments(remember to make holes for hanging!) and place on wire racks to air dry for a few days. After drying you can paint the ornaments and hang on your tree or use as package tie ons.
You can use cookie cutters for making the decorations. Use the bigger cutters that don't have small areas for the dough to stick in and can't get it out.
Use these doughs for making decorations for any holiday as well as birthdays.
Recipe by: Purple Puma Cookie Co.
Posted to recipelu-digest Volume 01 Number 187 by Bob & Carole Walberg <walbergr@...> on Nov 01, 1997