Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Salt Dough Crown of Thorns

Each Year we make a Lenten Salt Dough Crown of Thorns for our Lenten Sacrifices. This year we made it  today, on Shrove Tuesday.
We have always used the recipe below but this year we tried to have our thorns more removable than in the past.
Our thorns have been quite stuck as the children pushed them in quite far. This year, and I would suggest anyone else using this recipe to do the same, we pushed in the toothpicks, wiggled them around to make the hole bigger, pulled them and out and lightly stuck them back in.
Saxon and Vellvin having fun with the dough
Salt Dough Crown of Thorns~
4 c. flour
1 c. salt
Mix flour and salt. Mix enough water to make a stiff clay. (A little warmth helps dissolve the salt.) Knead until smooth to remove any air bubbles. Roll three long ropes and loosely braid them. Form braid into a circle and stick toothpicks loosely throughout the entire crown (If they are embedded too deeply they cannot be pulled out intact.) Bake at 350° F for an hour or until it is dry and light brown.

On Easter morning as we  come down to our kitchen we find the Lenten /crown of Thorns has become a Crown of Flowers for Our Lord.
Blessings to you and your homes,


Unknown said...

I hope you don't mind, but I used your crown of thorns idea over on my blog
Blessings In Brelinskyville
and I linked back to you for the recipe.
Tara Brelinsky


Gae said...

Dear Tara,
Thank you for sharing and I am sure you will love the crown of thorns too.
God Bless


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