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2 cups of flour

1 cup of salt

2 tablespoons powdered alum

1 cup boiling water

2 tablespoons cooking oil

Food colouring


Mix the ingredients together in a pan and bring the mixture to a boil. Stir constantly until the mixture forms a soft dough. Remove from the stove and allow to cool. Then knead the mixture to the desired texture. Store in a plastic bag or airtight container.Do not eat.


2 ½ cups of flour

½ cup of salt

3 tablespoons of cooking oil

1 tablespoon alum (from drugstore)

¼ teaspoon of food coloring

2 cups of boiling water


Measure the first 5 ingredients into the bowl. Stir a bit

Pour the boiling water carefully into the bowl. Stir well until it is too difficult to stir anymore. Turn the dough out onto the counter, scraping the sides of the bowl. Gather it into a ball and knead the dough until it is smooth. Store in a plastic container or bag. Do not eat. Makes about 3 cups.

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