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1 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1 qt. water (2 c. hot, 2 c. cold)
1 tbsp. powdered alum
3 drops of oil of cloves


Mix flour and sugar together. Slowly stir in 1 cup of water. Bring remainder to boil and add the mixture to it, stirring constantly. Continue to cook and stir (1/2 hour in a double boiler) until fairly clear. Remove from heat and add oil of cloves. Makes 1 quart of paste. Paste keeps a long time. Keep moist by adding small piece of wet sponge to the top of a small jar of paste.