Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Playdough for Daughter #3

Yesterday, daughter #3 asked that I make 'bluff dough' for her school experiment. "Huh? Bluff dough? I asked". "You mean play dough?" "No, that's real dough (play dough), you help me make bluff dough!"

Ouch! I'm confused dough is real dough and the dough I'm supposed to make is bluff dough? Oh whatever! I surfed the net and most recipes required cream of tartar and cooking over the fire. I ran out of cream of tartar and it seemed like I wouldn't have a recipe until I came across this one:

1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
1/4 cup water (add more if too dry)

Put all the dry stuff into the mixing bowl and add the water. Use the dough hook and beat to what looks like a bread dough. The 1/4 cup of water is not enough so you need to add more depending on your flour.

When the dough comes together in a lump, divide into two and add a few drops of coloring. Viola! Playdough!!

Daughter #3 came back very happy after school and declared that only two mummies in her class made 'bluff dough". The rest brought real play dough. She added that her teacher expressed disappointment that only my daughter and another girl brought 'bluff dough!'


Judy said...

Great job. They do last a while as well. I think the cream of tartar makes it more pliable if I am not mistaken....can't remember the reason for using cream of tartar.

wHOisBaBy said...

wah, great job. btw, wat's the diff between bluff dough and play dough?

Bento Pet said...

judy: my daughter is having a blast with the balance she brought back from school. I think I'll try a new recipe with the cream of tartar and see if there is a difference. I think the fun is in the 'making it together' that she really enjoyed. Even if it was just watching the machine do all the work.

Bento Pet said...

whoisbaby: Hahaha! The way I figured it out is bluff dough is home made play dough and real dough is play dough that you buy from the toy shops!


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