30 ml corn starch
120-150 ml cold water
1 tbsp white vinegar
This is the ratio if you want to make more or less:
1 part corn starch
4-5 parts water
1 ml white vinegar for every 10 ml water (roughly)
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In a saucepan: make a paste with the corn starch and 30 ml of the water (to avoid lumps later on). Add the rest of the water and stir constantly over a low heat. When the mixture starts firming up, remove from the heat for a second and beat quite vigorously with a wooden spoon.
Return to the heat and heat (stir stir stir!) until the mixture is the consistency and colour of Vaseline.
Remove from the heat and add the vinegar. When it has cooled sufficiently, stir stir stir again before popping it into your airtight container. This will make it a bit more pastey again.
Note: A lot of recipes call for 3 parts water for every 1 part of corn starch ,but I find the resulting paste to be more bouncy ball than glue. Go with your gut. If you are concerned that the 1:5 ratio will be too liquid (IT WON’T), add 3 parts water to begin with and then add more if you need it (YOU WILL). You can always add more later. You can’t really add less later, hehe.
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