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

 

Method

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)

 

Tips

-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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