[Sca-cooks] Break the pot
sclemenger at msn.com
Sat Oct 31 18:44:03 PDT 2009
Maybe I just lucked out on old ones or something, lol! But now, given what
you guys have said, I'm DEFINITELY going to have to pick some up the next
time I go to the store, and try them. And perhaps some citrus fruit, too,
since that (oranges and lemons) was mentioned as well.
--Maire, very fond of nutmeg....
----- Original Message -----
From: "Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius" <adamantius1 at verizon.net>
To: "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2009 1:58 PM
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Break the pot
> On Oct 31, 2009, at 3:04 PM, lilinah at earthlink.net wrote:
> > On Oct 30, 2009, at 9:08 PM, S CLEMENGER wrote:
> >> Nice recipe, but my teeth ache, just thinking of trying to eat a
> >> candied nutmeg! My lord, those things are hard as rocks before
> >> candying! (the flavor would be really interesting, though!)
> >> --Maire
> > Really? 'Cuz when i use nutmegs, i often slice them before i grind
> > them, and i'm always surprised at how hard they are not.
> What she said. If you can grate them by hand (which you can), imagine
> the force required to hold that small object in your fingertips versus
> the force required to grate them. Basically, I'm suggesting that the
> force required to push a small, usually rather dull, metal blade
> through them to shear off a tiny chunk is not great enough to pull it
> out of your grip, it couldn't be too hard.
> Cracking a whole one with my teeth is another story. But I suspect
> candied ones behave differently, and are probably sliced before
> candying, exposing at least some of the softer insides.
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