SALT DOUGH CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATIONS / Tier 3 pass time!
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‘Tis the season to be jolly ….. etc etc’. You have spent lockdown clearing, cleaning de-cluttering, DIY-ing, re-landscaping your homes. You have home-schooled your primary school children to GCSE/A’ Level Standard. You have done enough Joe Wicks to be able to now compete in an Iron Man challenge. Your Christmas tree has probably been up since mid-November. There really is nothing left to do. So! This will be the year that you actually have the time to make some salt dough decorations for the tree – the sort of simple easy-peasy pass time you read about in magazines, but in real life, never have the time to do leading up to a normal COVID-free Christmas.
This simple recipe is from bbcgoodfood.com
Makes 1 ball 8oz of plain flour (about 250g)
Prep 10 minutes 4oz of table salt (about 125g)
Cook 3 hours 4 fl oz of water (about 125ml)
Optional Food Colouring
1. Preheat the oven to its lowest setting and line a baking sheet with baking parchment.
2. Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. Add the water and stir until it comes together into a ball.
3. If using food colouring, divide the dough mixture up into smaller alls and add different colours to the different balls
4. Transfer the dough to a floured work surface and shape into your chosen model. You can roll it out and cut out shapes, using biscuit cutters. Don’t forget to poke a hole for the ribbon to go through to hang.
5. Put your finished items on the lined baking sheet and bake for 3 hrs or until solid.
6. Leave to cool and then paint.
(Remind small children that the dough is not edible)
-Simple shapes work best.
-Roll out onto a sheet of baking parchment or a silicone sheet – saves filling the kitchen with clouds of flour.
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