How to use a pestle and mortar
A pestle and mortar can be used to bash, crush or grind fresh herbs, dried herbs, spices,
garlic, nuts, salt or pepper • Add your chosen ingredients to the mortar, then holding it
steady with one hand, bash, crush or grind your ingredients with the pestle • Depending
on how much you’re crushing, you may have to do this in batches – don’t overfill your
pestle and mortar or you’ll make a mess and won’t get the desired effect
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