dead dough, or decorative dough as some people call is, is just dough that has no yeast at all. it will not rise at all, period. i made some the other day. all it conists of is water, flour, and butter in which you must blitz in. the recipe was ok but i was just looking for some more recipes to try.
we used them for a lot of things at the hotel. for instance, we would make a flat peice of dead dough by rolling it out and then take little pieces of coiled dead dough and make names or shapes out of them.
i was just wondering if anyone had any other ideas for it.