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  • 1 cup non-self-rising wheat flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 1 tbls. powdered alum
  • 1/2 tsp. oil of cinnamon (optional)

    How To Make It

    1. Combine flour and sugar in a large pot. Slowly stir in cold water to form a paste.
    2. Slowly add boiling water, stirring vigorously to break up lumps.
    3. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly, until thick and clear.
    4. Remove from heat and add alum. Stir until well mixed.
    5. Add oil of cinnamon if paste will not be used immediately.
    6. Makes 1 1/2 quarts.


    A good all-purpose paste. Excellent for papier-mache projects. Stored in a closely capped jar, this paste will keep for several weeks. If it gets too thick it can be thinned with hot water for easy spreading.

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