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Salt Dough Recipe Thermomix Christmas Melbourne Portrait Photographer Fun Activities DIY Hyggelig Photography Kingsville Melbourne Family photography innerwest melbourne

Hey people of the interwebs! I’ve taken over Hyggelig’s blog with a tad more ‘crazy’ than usual! This is not a photography post, but all photos were taken by the very talented boss lady, Janet!

Some of you may know me as her ‘bossy and efficient’ off-sider – I’m particular with the finer details when working rad weddings with her, and the same goes with my DIY.
I’m also mumma to lola (I think she’s pretty darn cute!)

Every year Lola and I have a tradition of making salt dough decorations together. In the past, the grittiness of the salt has annoyed me – no end! So THIS year, I knew I HAD to do something to make a silky smooth, grit-less dough, otherwise I was cutting this tradition off our list.

Thanks to “Thor the Thermo” (yes HQ has a Thermomix!), my dreams came TRUE! The tradition is a keeper!

Inspired by FAT MUM SLIM‘s Thermomix play dough recipe, where you cook the salt to dissolve it first, I was able to create a recipe that gave a smooth and grit-less dough. Hallelujah! So without further adieu… let the SillY sEasOn begin!

one cup / 320grams cooking salt
one cup / 250grams water (boiling)
one cup / 190grams flour

Preheat oven to 150 degrees
Place the salt into your thermo, mill on speed 10 for 10 secs. let the dust settle and scrape down the sides
Pour three quarters of the cup of water / 190grams into the bowl
Cook on temp 60, speed 4 for 4 minutes
Add the flour, mix on speed 5 for 20 seconds (if too dry,slowly add the remaining water in small amounts until dough like – using speed 5 for another 20 seconds)
Switch to knead setting for 30 seconds
Scrape the dough out of bowl and roll out on bench. Make sure the dough is approx 3mm in thickness
Cut out your rad shapes and use a straw to poke the holes in the top of the shape so you can thread your string through once cooked
Place on baking tray and cook slowly in a low heat oven for 1-2 hours making sure they don’t colour

Leave plain or decorate to your liking…
Thread string through the hole and hang wherever you fancy!

Side note : there’s no end to what you do to make this recipe your own! we added purple glitter to half of our mixture (Lola loves all things ‘sparkle-y’)
You can add colouring to your dough, press a stamp into the dough shape, emboss it… it’s all up to you!
They can also be used as gift tags for your presents – who would have thunk it?!

Thanks Lola for being a rad little maker and creator – mumma loves ya!

Peace out crazy cats – Manda

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  • Caitlin Abbey28/11/2015 - 15:14

    Love, love, love this post. Love the photos of Lola & Mum. Love the ease of the recipe. Love Christmas traditions & spending time with family. Thank you xxReplyCancel

  • MANDA01/12/2015 - 13:40

    best fun doing this! im going to look back on these photos for so many years to come! such a little spunk and THAT concentration tongue!!! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Kylie03/12/2015 - 21:15

    Oh what a special Christmas tradition! And beautifully captured to always look back on!ReplyCancel

  • Dannii04/12/2015 - 13:10

    Oh how fun! These images make me wanna go make decorations now. So inspired!ReplyCancel

  • Peta08/12/2015 - 14:03

    So much fun and a great tradition. I love the first photo of Lola and Mummy!ReplyCancel

  • Rana09/12/2015 - 17:17

    Miss Lola is so adorable, I love these photos <3ReplyCancel