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Hi

 

I used to make playdough in the microwave but have lost the recipe. I wanted to try doing it that way again. Does anyone have the recipe please?

 

Thanks in advance

 

V

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2 cups flour

1 cup water

half cup of salt

2 teaspoons cream of tarter

1 tablespoon oil

 

microwave 1.5 mins

 

stir

 

microwave 1 minute

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Thanks Sunnyday I'll give a go today ready for tomorrow.

 

V

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You are very welcome - hope it turns out well :1b

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Never made microwaved playdough, sounds less fuss/time than cooking and I never find the no-cook ones much good, tried so many recipies and just end up with a crumbly mess everywhere....let us know how it goes

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I find that just using boiling water in the normal recipe, like Sunnyday's, means you don't need to cook it at all.

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Yes we use the boiling water method too. Used to make it in a saucepan on the hob years ago, then the microwave then came across the boiling water way and haven't looked back!

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Just about to make my regular Sunday night play dough to take into work tomorrow! Many years ago I used to cook the dough on the hob then changed to the boiling water method. My 16 year old said "That's not the way you make play dough, Mum" but it has worked well for the last 16 years! My favourite job of the week.

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Oh I didn't know about the 'boiling water' method - I will give that a try :1b

 

Have a vision now of EY practitioners up and down the land busy making 'Sunday play-dough' ::1a

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Yes, Sunday is play dough day in this house. Blackcurrant colour this week, boiling water method.

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Could you put up your boiled water recipes that don't either end up in crumbly bits very quickly or go sticky ...thanks

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​the boiling water method can be a bit unreliable due to varying amounts of gluten in cheap flour....the water MUST be boiling in order to thicken the gluten.

 

Mine

4 cups flour

1 cup salt

4 tablespoons oil

4 tablespoons cream of tartar (I use less!!)

3 cups boiling water plus colouring (don't use paint in this one due to the starch in ready mix...it will make it go slimy and a bit smelly!)

Mix like mad and knead for 5 minutes at least!

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Thanks fm ...4tbsp of tartar :o ,how much less do you use? 3tbsp

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Years and Years ago........when I was training, even maybe before the invention of 'cooked' doh??? We used to make simple flour, water, colouring (powder paint I think) and oil - and I remember it was terrific! Smooth, shiny and stretchy!

Cannot remember the recipe though????

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That one might have been made with self-raising flour :)

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Thanks fm ...4tbsp of tartar :o ,how much less do you use? 3tbsp

I fling some in ...probably half of whats on the list (unless I need it to last a long time

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