Thirteen Things You Can Make With Flour

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It’s no secret flour is a major staple in any kitchen. And yet for many years of our marriage I rarely had it on hand.

As if you needed any further proof that you ought to keep plenty of flour on hand (or in case you do) here’s a list of some things you can do with all purpose flour.

Thirteen Things You Can Make With Flour

Look below to check out these five fun flour recipes:

  1. Natural and Safe Playing Dough
  2. Homemade Glue Paste
  3. Homemade Clay (Air Dry or Bake)
  4. DIY Flour Fingerpaint
  5. Simple and Safe Cloud Dough

Then scroll down to the bottom for eight tasty things to make with flour: 

  1. Flour tortillas
  2. Pie crust
  3. Graham Crackers
  4. Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes
  5. Pancake and waffle mix
  6. Soft pretzels
  7. Pita bread
  8. Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits



Homemade Craft Recipes from Flour

Image Credit: Public Domain
Image Credit: Public Domain

Natural and Safe Playing Dough

Materials

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 cup vegetable or fruit stained water
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • Optional: lemon, lime, or orange essential oil
  • Optional: use plain water and natural food dyes

Directions

Mix flour, salt and cream of tartar in a medium pot.  Slowly mix in the oil and water (and food dye if using.)

Cook over medium-low heat, stirring until dough becomes stiffens and pulls from the sides of the pot. This should only take a few minutes.

Turn out onto wax paper and let cool. Knead the playing dough for a couple of minutes until it is the right consistency.

This will make one color dough at a time, repeat to make a second color or more.



Homemade Glue Paste

Materials

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Cold water
  • Saucepan

Directions

  1. Add cold water to flour until mixture is as thick as cream.
  2. Simmer and stir in saucepan for 5 minutes.

This paste is a little messy and takes a while to dry. You can store it in a glass jar and let your kids apply it with a popsicle stick or paint brush.

Store this paste in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Let the glue come to room temperature for easy use.

Homemade Clay  (Air Dry or Bake)

Materials:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Directions:

Combine flour and salt in a large bowl. Add hot water and oil. Mix thoroughly.

Let cool five minutes. Knead five minutes or until smooth and workable.

For air dry: Let your product dry for a minimum of 24 hours. Depending on humidity and temperature, it may take longer.

For baking: Bake on foil-lined sheet at 250 degrees for 1-4 hours, depending on the size of the creation. Once your creation is cool, it can be painted.

Store extra clay in a flour-coated, airtight container in the refrigerator.

Image Source: Public Domain
Image Source: Public Domain

DIY Flour Finger Paint

Materials

Directions

Put water into a large bowl.  Slowly stir in the flour, a little at time.

Once it’s all mixed together well, divide into small bowls and add desired amount of food coloring. For use on thicker textured paper.

Store paint in air tight container in the refrigerator.

 

Simple and Safe Cloud Dough

Materials

Directions

Add desired amount of gel food coloring into your vegetable oil and work into the flour in a large bowl until thoroughly mixed. Store in an air tight container.

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Eight Tasty Flour Recipes

Of course, flour is most useful for cooking, and there is no shortage of things to make and eat with flour. But here are options that are definitely delicious.

  1. Flour tortillas
  2. Pie crust
  3. Graham Crackers
  4. Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes
  5. Pancake and waffle mix
  6. Soft pretzels
  7. Pita bread
  8. Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

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Brownie

I’ll have to get some more tomorrow at the store! Thanks for the links.

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Mommaof2
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Mommaof2

Thank you so much, I have been wondering what on earth I could do with so much flour in my pantry

Dave
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Dave

Why is “Pancake and waffle mix” crossed out? What on earth does that mean? Has a family been poisoned by it? Do tiny blue aliens grow from your tongue 16 agonizing hours after you’ve eaten it?

I think some notation is in order here. We are dealing with food. Thank you.

(love the site btw. Hope this was taken with it’s intended humor and not as serious internet flame. But seriously, why is it crossed out?)

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