Thursday, 4 December 2008


I need to make salt dough but all the recipes I can find are in American "cups" and I can't find a straightforward conversion. Is there a rough guide? The one I found said 4oz for flour but 8oz for salt and I got very confused at that point.




    cut and paste see if that helps.

  2. Or head to lakeland and find some cup measurererererers. Trouble is that different substances have different densities, hence 1 cup of flour will have different mass to 1 cup of salt. Ridiculous! I have a measuring gadget (funnel-shaped thing) that appears to do everything. I may have stolen it from my mother!

  3. Even in "American", that's a lot of salt... Is that why it's called "Salt Dough?"

  4. I thought it was 1 cup = 8 oz but not sure why I'd know that...

    I used to make 'things' from Salt Dough and until fairly recently had books on the suject with recipes etc. I've not got them any more so no use what so ever, apologies! I do remember being alarmed at the salt quantity and how long the 'things' took to cook.

    What are you doing with Salt Dough?? I'm intrigued.

  5. I remember making things from salt dough when I was little. I also remember TASTING it ... yuck - not for eating! The recipes are generally 2 to 1 (2 parts flour to 1 part salt) with enough water to make it the consistency desired for moulding or rolling. We used to make Christmas decorations with it! Cool ... maybe I should do a project with my daughter ... that would be fun (and CHEAP!) for all her little holiday gifts this year!

  6. Are they taling a dry oz (1/8th measuring cup) or weight oz 1/16th of a pound)?
    Given the flour/salt ratio, I'm guessing they're talking weight ounces...
    Just to confuse you more! Glad I could help!

  7. You should have told me, I have cup measurements here.


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