Pestle and Mortar

We picked this up for £20 and while we could have done with a slightly larger one it does the trick. It’s worth popping some work surface protection under it before you start as they do scratch everything in sight when you get mashing.

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2 comments

  1. I used to have one of those! Mind you they’re a lot cheaper over here (Netherlands). Although I like the heavy pounding action (!), the weight of the pestle sort of does the job for you, I just was too lazy. I used it primarily for Thai pastes until I found great fresh ready made pastes in the oriental markets ‘around the corner’. Now I ‘make do’ with those and otherwise use a combination of blender, a cheapo Krupps rip-off coffee/spice grinder and a porcelain mortar’n’pestle. Another thing I didn’t like was the grey dust it gave off, even after prepping it… helps with the grinding though 😉

    1. Can’t beat a good grind 🙂

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