I love playdough. I find it therapeutic, so I’m always happy to make a batch. Although my kids aren’t neat playdough players. If I turn my back for a moment, it’s thrown all around the living room and in places that I don’t want it to go.
But I’m a sucker, and I make it again and again. This is my favourite Thermomix Playdough recipe. It’s super smooth and beautiful. If you don’t have a Thermomix, you could try this No Cook Playdough recipe instead. Once you’ve made either recipe, store it in an airtight container.
110g cooking salt 1 tbsp cream of tartar 290g boiling water (boil this in your kettle before you start) 330g plain flour (and keep a little extra for at the end) 15g vegetable oil (or coconut oil/or any oil of your choice) Food colouring
1. Put water in your kettle and turn it on. 2. Place the salt in your Thermomix Bowl and blend for 10 seconds on Speed 8. It will be a fine powder when you’re done. Add in the cream of tartar and blitz for 2 seconds on Speed 8 to combine. 3. Pour in the boiling water and cook at 60° on Speed 4 for 4 minutes. 4. Add the flour and blitz for 40 seconds on Speed 3. It should be combined, but if not blitz for a little longer. 5. Add the oil and then pulse until mixed together. Scrape the playdough from your Thermomix Bowl onto a clean bench-top. If you don’t want food colouring to touch your benchtop you can do this in a bowl. I like to poke a hole into the dough and pour in a few drops of food colouring. Knead to spread the colouring throughout the dough. 6. As you’re kneading your dough, you’ll be able to tell whether you need more flour or not. This will depend on how much food colouring you’ve used. If the dough is wet, or sticking to your bench-top, sprinkle a little extra flour (1 tsbp at a time) and knead until it is no longer sticky. 7. Store in an airtight container or in a seal-able bag. This lasts for a few months.