Monday, 4 March 2013

Liquorice Playdough Recipe

                                      I have been challenged.............and I triumphed!

I have been playing around with new playdough flavours recently and one of my nursery professional followers of the website suggested that I try to create liquorice playdough. After shaking my head thinking that there was no way on earth it could be done, I have come up with a recipe to create some!!

All you need to do is find some Liquorice teabags which you can buy in the supermarkets. They are not cheap, so it is not always worth it unless you plan to make more of this flavour dough in the future or you want to try the tea yourself.

You need:

1 Cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 Cup water (boiling works best for the tea bag)
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tablespoon oil
1 Liquorice teabag (or 2 if you would like a stronger scent)

Place all of the dry ingredients in to a saucepan and mix. Add the teabag/s to the boiling water and leave to brew for 5 mins.

Once you have a strong enough flavour, add it along with the oil into the saucepan and place on a medium heat. Stir until the mixture thickens to create a dough. Remove from the heat and allow to cool before kneading together to create a suitable playdough!

The scent is not as you may expect, it is more nutty then sweet! It also turns the dough a grey colour, so to add some more "liquoriceness" to it, I added some black food colouring. My daughter enjoyed the scent herself, possibly because it was not too over powering. If you go for a stronger scent by leaving the teabag longer, it may create a different experience altogether!

So there you have it Katrina! Just for you!!



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