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Offline Vivaroo

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Coconut cream & milk
« on: November 16, 2011, 09:58:03 am »
I've just discovered how easy it is to make your own coconut cream & milk in the TMX.  Saw this in a Charmaine Solomon curry cookbook.

1 cup desiccated coconut (80g)
300gms hot water

Blitz on speed 10 for 30 seconds.  Strain through muslin cloth, squeeze as much liquid out as you can.

Then repeat - put the strained coconut back in  *: add 300gms hot water, blitz again for 30 seconds and strain through fine cloth.

The first batch will separate & develop a thick creamy layer, and the second batch is thin and milky.  Charmaine says both would normally be mixed together, unless you're wanting a thick cream specifically. 

600mls for $1 using organic coconut  :)

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Re: Coconut cream & milk
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2011, 10:29:51 am »
Viv,  sounds good .  thanks.

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Re: Coconut cream & milk
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2011, 10:31:24 am »
Excellent Viv.
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Re: Coconut cream & milk
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2011, 10:50:22 am »
Will try it, thanks Viv   :)

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Re: Coconut cream & milk
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2011, 11:12:48 am »
its also on p32 of the EDC, very nice and hasn't got that silvery grey stuff that clings to the canned variety (nasty)
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Re: Coconut cream & milk
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2011, 12:02:41 pm »
I had a search on forum but didn't think to look in EDC, so a little mortified when I saw your comment CP!!  But I now I'm looking and all I get on p32 is Hot Chocolate, Cappuccino & Irish Coffee.  Nothing in index either.  Mine's March 2011.

Nut milk too, that's what i've been making a bit of lately, almond or cashew with a hint of vanilla & mixed spice, so much nicer on muesli than cows milk I think, and delicious in chai tea. 

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Re: Coconut cream & milk
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2011, 12:09:24 pm »
It is now in the Indian cookbook (pges 11 & 19) instead of the latest editions of the EDC as far as I remember reading.
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Re: Coconut cream & milk
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2011, 11:46:05 pm »
I keep forgetting my book is over 2 years old  :'(
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Re: Coconut cream & milk
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2011, 02:32:10 am »
 I have been making it for a while now, its so good and very easy. i use this recipe
http://tebasileskitchen.blogspot.com/2010/12/coconut-cream.html
i don't need a recipe i'm italian

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Re: Coconut cream & milk
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2011, 01:18:33 pm »
Helene's blog also has a discussion and photos of the process described in the Indian Cookbook. Sensibly she warns to use rubber gloves when squeezing the cheesecloth to avoid burns. I find it super quick to make in whatever volume you need at the time. I did find the 'second milk' so watery that it wasn't worth doing, but maybe that was the quality of my dried coconut.