Thursday, October 27, 2011

Gluten Free Play Dough

I was already aware that some play putties/doughs contain wheat flour but had no idea it was possible to make a gluten free play dough - thanks to Coeliac.org.uk for putting up a recipe  on their website: http://www.coeliac.org.uk/gluten-free-diet-lifestyle/family-and-friends/cookery-and-play-activities


It's stressful enough trying to keep an inquisitive toddler away from a nursery cookery lesson with flour, crumbs etc everywhere, but obviously I also don't want him to miss out on the creative side of it all too.  GF playdough is a great help!  


It's a little tricky to make - at first it will look too runny and then you'll think it is just going to burn on the bottom, so be sure to keep stirring it while you gently heat it. Once made, it has a great rubbery/plasticy texture - even better than real playdoh I think! - you'll have to soak the pan after but the cooked dough itself is really easy to clean off stuff.  Works great with all the playdoh factory tools.


Enjoy!




Ingredients
230g (8oz) of rice flour
230g (8oz) corn flour
230g (8oz) salt
4 teaspoons of cream of tartar
2 cups water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Food colouring
Method
1. Place all ingredients in a saucepan.
2. Cook over a low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring all the time. The mixture is very runny to start with but gradually thickens.
3. Remove from the heat and knead on a table or large board to remove any lumps.
4. Roll into a large ball and store in an airtight tub. It will keep for several months.