Paste #2


1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup cold water
4 cups boiling water
1 Tablespoon powdered alum
1/2 teaspoon oil of cinnamon (optional)


Combine flour and sugar in a large pot. Slowly stir in cold water to form a paste. Slowly add boiling water, stirring vigorously to break up the lumps. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly, until thick and clear. Remove from heat. Add alum. Stir until well mixed Add oil of cinnamon if paste is not used immediately. Makes about 1 1/2 quarts. Excellent for Papier-Mâché projects. Store in closely capped jars.