I was excited to find a good use for the artificial rose water that I accidentally purchased instead of real rose water, by making a floral-scented play dough. I had totally forgotten that I had purchased another Frosting Creations packet, Chocolatey Marshmallow this time, intending to make chocolate-scented play dough for Valentine’s day. Well, my play dough recipes last FOREVER, I mean, months. Months. So I decided that I’d save the chocolate packet for another day, maybe actually use it in baking for a change. Personally, I’d rather just add a scoop of cocoa to a chocolate play dough recipe for the colour and the price!
Rose-Scented Play Dough
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2-4T rose water
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 cup water
+ few drops of food colouring (I used what I thought was pink, ended up being purple, so I brought it back to a pinkier tone with some added red; the rose water adds only a slight hue itself)
Cook all ingredients over medium heat, constantly stirring until it forms a large ball in the center. Smoosh down the dough to make sure that it has cooked through and then remove and turn out onto a clean surface for kneading. Knead once you can handle the temperature, the consistency won’t be horribly effected if you need to wait until it is completely cool. It will be sticky at first but keep kneading for at least a minute before adding in some flour as the kneading process will remove some of the stickiness. I found I didn’t need extra flour but I did need lots of extra scent during the kneading process.
I added the play dough to a heart-shaped box and added a tray of glitter, artificial roses, and red gems for Miss to explore and decorate the dough.
What would you add to a rosy playdough invitation?