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smilla

Member Since 04 Aug 2013
Offline Last Active Feb 06 2015 02:53 AM
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In Topic: Gluten Free Playdough In The Thermomix

06 February 2015 - 02:41 AM

I have a much easier updated recipe. This is for a bulk amount of playdough, eg. if you are providing for a preschool class for everyone to share.

 

In a food processor mill 1 cup cheapest cooking salt until it is very fine. Add 500g rice flour, 300g cornstarch, 6 teaspoons cream of tartar and blend until nicely combined. Tip out into large pot (I use an 8L stock pot) - doesn't need to be on the stove. You don't cook this mixture!

 

Measure out 3 cups (750ml) boiling water and add 2 teaspoons of oil and a big squirt of food colouring. 

pour boiling water mix into pot and mix mix mix. 

 

It will come together quite quickly and once it really thickens you can start to knead it in the pot. It will be pretty hot still but I like the warmth on my hands. Knead for a bit until it is mixed smoothly and all the flour is incorporated. cover pot with some plastic wrap and the lid and once it cools down you will have a mega preschool class sized playdough batch that has taken about 5 minutes to make. 


In Topic: Parents Of Pre-Schoolers: Play Dough Question

06 February 2015 - 02:39 AM

Just logged on to update a playdough recipe that I put on here about a year ago and found this thread!

 

In answer to your question, can they get sick from playdough? I don't know but I have my suspicions. My daughter played with gluten playdough two weeks ago on her first day of kindy. There was a crossed wire and I though they were going to make gluten free playdough, but they had come to an executive decision, without telling me, that it would be 'better for her development' to 'learn to manage herself around gluten' and that they would watch her wash her hands carefully after playing. She played with it all day (she thought it was gluten free, she would never have touched it otherwise). For the next week she became constipated, complained of a sore tummy, and started wetting the bed every night which she hasn't done in ages. I don't know if this was a glutening, it could have just been that she was at her first day at preschool and forgot to drink all day. Who knows. She's fine now.

 

I ended up insisting my daughter have gluten free playdough at her preschool. She would never put it in her mouth but she touches her face and her lips all the time and I couldn't trust her to wash all that sticky gluten off properly before lunch. The compromise is that I provide it, a new batch, equivalent to 6 cups of flour worth each week, for everyone to play with. I did some experimenting and wanted to share what I found as it is very easy and quick and makes a huge batch of nice, soft non sticky playdough. 

I use rice flour from the asian grocer which is $1.55 for 500g and supermarket home-brand cornstarch which is $1.50 for 300g. 

 

No cook amazingly quick gluten free play-dough!

 

In a food processor mill 1 1/2 cup cheapest cooking salt until it is very fine. Add 500g rice flour, 300g cornstarch, 6 teaspoons cream of tartar and blend until nicely combined. Tip out into large pot (I use an 8L stock pot) - doesn't need to be on the stove. You don't cook this mixture!

 

Measure out 3 cups (750ml) boiling water and add 2 teaspoons of oil and a big squirt of food colouring. 

pour boiling water mix into pot and mix mix mix. 

 

It will come together quite quickly and once it really thickens you can start to knead it in the pot. It will be pretty hot still but I like the warmth on my hands. Knead for a bit until it is mixed smoothly and all the flour is incorporated. cover pot with some plastic wrap and the lid and once it cools down you will have a mega preschool class sized playdough batch that has taken about 5 minutes to make. 

 

Hope that helps. I would be curious to know if anyone has had a kid have an actual definite glutening from playdough. We are obsessive so my daughter has never been knowingly glutened since she was diagnosed over two years ago so we aren't even sure what to look out for as signs.

 

To her preschool teacher's credit, they have now checked all the paints and glues to make sure they are gluten free too, which is nice, but doesn't bother me as much as playdough which is basically pure gluten, guaranteed to cause a reaction if given half a chance, which is why I bothered to make a fuss. (I hate making a fuss)


In Topic: Blood Results - Advice Please

28 January 2015 - 01:05 AM

My daughter's levels were reported as >100 for both antibodies. It took over two years of strict to the point of obsessive gluten free for them to return to normal levels (<20). Don't be discouraged if they don't come down right away. As long as they are heading in the right direction you are doing a great job.


In Topic: Where To Start?

20 March 2014 - 04:38 PM

And watching your daughter's energy levels and wellbeing improve will keep you motivated. It's just magical to see the improvement, but even this takes time.


In Topic: Where To Start?

20 March 2014 - 04:37 PM

I also just borrowed every book from the local library on coeliac. The one I found the easiest to read and understand in my frazzled state was:

"The First Year - Celiac Disease and Living Gluten-Free" by Jules Dowler Shepard

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