And wanted to make some Christmas ornaments. So I grabbed some flour, some water and salt and started. Unfortunately, I didn't even think about the flour I was using. We eat gluten-free, so I used a mix of brown rice flour and tapioca flour. Most of the time, that mix of flours mimics wheat flour. However, as I mixed it, it was super crumbly. I found some ancient wheat flour in the cupboard and added it. I pulled out the dough and tried to roll it out.
This is what happened:
The ornaments fell apart because the dough didn't retain the elasticity they need to hold their shape.
I was so upset (how could I think rice flour would work??), but my daughter was happy and promptly made the world's ugliest ornaments.
I promised her that when I went to the store today, I'd buy some wheat flour and try again. So while it was an ugly Pinterest fail, at least my daughter had a blast!