Salt dough christmas decorations

I’m so excited that the christmas season is here, its always exciting when there are young children in the house.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting thermomix recipes for food, desserts, drinks decorations and christmas classics, all with an Australian theme.

These salt dough decorations are a christmas classic, quick, cheap and easy to make, suitable for very small children to the very biggest of children to help with. Be warned the aren’t quick taking 3-4 hours to bake.

2 portions of plain flour
1 portion of salt (if you’re using rock, mill it first)
1 portion of water
20g of oil

1) preheat oven to 120c
2) Add salt to bowl and mill on speed 9 for 10 seconds
3) Add remaining ingredients and mix on speed 6 for 10 seconds make sure it is well combined
4) Empty dough onto a lightly floured surface, rolled flat to approx .5cm thickness. Your dough should be dry but not crumbly.
5) Cut out shapes using cookie cutters, don’t forget to place a small hole at the top for a string. Using the inside of a ball point pen creates the perfect shape & size for these 5cm – 7cm decorations.

Your dough won’t rise or contract when cooking, the exact size and shape you cut will be the size of your decorations.

Allow to cool before painting or adding string. We’ve left ours plain with a variety of ‘string’ including wire from some old broken christmas tree lights.



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