Schoolroom paste

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Sugar
1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-
Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Alum (optional to preserve
The paste)
4 cups Water
Few drops oil of cloves
Peppermint or wintergreen
For a pleasant aroma
(optional)
COOKING

In a saucepan, mix the sugar, flour and alum and gradually add the water. Cook the paste over medium heat, stirring until it thickens and clears. Add the fragrant oil and let it cool. This paste should be stored in a covered jar. If it gets too thick to spread, thin with hot water, a few drops at a time. Recipe from King Arthur's 200th Anniversary Cookbook.

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