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    • Rachie B
    • By Rachie B 28th Mar 06, 4:37 PM
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    Stooooopid Q alert
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    • 28th Mar 06, 4:37 PM
    Stooooopid Q alert 28th Mar 06 at 4:37 PM
    Ok i really fancy a spinach & potato curry ,the recipe ive got calls for a can of coconut milk but ive only got creamed coconut sachets

    how do i "make" this into coconut milk ?

    can i just melt it and add water / milk

    told ya it was a stoooopid Q
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    • Ticklemouse
    • By Ticklemouse 28th Mar 06, 4:47 PM
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    • 28th Mar 06, 4:47 PM
    It's not stooopid - I asked a similar question once because I'd not used coconut milk/cream before and didn't know

    I would just melt it into warm water and add that. I use those solid blocks of coconut and melt them/part of them down as required. Just do some of it if it is one of those large blocks - you can always add more

    HTH
    • Rachie B
    • By Rachie B 28th Mar 06, 4:50 PM
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    • 28th Mar 06, 4:50 PM
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    • 28th Mar 06, 4:50 PM
    phew thanks ,i dont feel quite so thick now

    unless you are just saying that to make me feel better ? lmao
  • filigree
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    • 28th Mar 06, 10:40 PM
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    • 28th Mar 06, 10:40 PM
    If you have those sachets that are 50g each, then I would use 2 sachets dissolved in about 1/2 pint warm water. If you can get to an ethnic shop, it's cheaper to buy creamed coconut in blocks, I get it for about 30p for 200g.

    I don't use the tins, I prefer to use the blocks because then you can use as much or as little as you want.
    • Rachie B
    • By Rachie B 29th Mar 06, 8:56 AM
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    • 29th Mar 06, 8:56 AM
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    • 29th Mar 06, 8:56 AM
    thanks filigree

    i used one sachet and about 300ml of water and it was very yummy and fab

    will try and get some in a block when the sachets run out
  • halloweenqueen
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    • 29th Mar 06, 9:02 AM
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    • 29th Mar 06, 9:02 AM
    If you've got some dessicated coconut lurking in the cupboard you can add boiling water to it and then after a little while strain it off and you have HM coconut milk!
    • amazon_spice
    • By amazon_spice 29th Mar 06, 9:04 AM
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    • 29th Mar 06, 9:04 AM
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    • 29th Mar 06, 9:04 AM
    Definitely not stoopid - I didn't know either
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