2 cups spinneysFOOD Plain Flour
1 cup fine salt
1 cup water
Turmeric powder (optional)
Beetroot juice (optional)
Food colouring (optional)
1 Preheat the oven to its lowest setting and line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper.
2 Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl.
3 Slowly add the water and knead until the mixture comes together into a clean ball.
4 Transfer the dough to a floured work surface and create diya shapes (these can be round or pointed).
5 Place your finished items on the lined baking sheet and bake for 3 hours or until solid.
6 Leave to cool.
7 Paint the diyas with food colouring, beetroot juice, or turmeric powder mixed with water. Decorate using paint, sequins, silver balls, and a selection of sprinkles.
Fun Fact: Diyas are beautiful oil lamps that are used across the entire Indian subcontinent. They're traditionally mae with clay, with a cotton wick that's been dipped in vegetable oil or ghee. They symbolise good and light prevailing over evil and darkness.