How to Make Coconut Cream
The first thing to keep in mind while learning how to make coconut cream is that coconut milk or water is different from coconut cream.
Making Coconut Cream
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
What you need: One coconut, milk, a hammer and awl
Step 1: Crack open the coconut using a hammer.
Step 2: Take the awl and bore a small hole to drain out the water into a glass.
Step 3: Put the broken coconut in a plastic bag, take the hammer and break the coconut into small pieces.
Step 4: Take out the coconut and separate the flesh from the brown skin.
Step 5: Put the coconut pieces in the grinder and grate the coconut.
Step 6: Take a heavy saucepan and put the grated coconut inside, with the milk and the coconut water. Bring the mixture to boil slowly, stirring often. Cover the saucepan with a lid and let its contents cool to room temperature.
Step 7: Take a large bowl and place a sieve over it. Lie the sieve with a cheesecloth or muslin. Pour the coconut mixture from the saucepan into the sieve. Pull the edges of the cloth and make a bunch, squeezing out the coconut cream.
Step 8: Refrigerate the coconut cream.
You should use the coconut cream within 5 days. The remaining coconut flesh inside the cloth can be dried or toasted to make other dishes.
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