How I Made Coconut Oil
I never paid attention that you can buy coconuts in the shops of our city - apparently, they just didn’t come across to me. I always use coconut oil as an ingredient for soap and creams. Usually ordered via the Internet, but recently decided to try to make butter on their own. Acquiring coconut Now they write a lot about the benefits of coconut oil, I don’t want to repeat myself. We bought coconuts at Lenta, one piece cost 74 rubles , the next day we saw a coconut in “Magnet”, 20 rubles cheaper ... Following the recommendations from the Internet, I chose dark coconuts (I didn't have any others) when I bought them, there should be a distinct gurgling sound. The size of the nuts were about the same. As I opened the coconut There were plenty of ways to open a coconut, I watched several workshops, most of them were very boring and overloaded with unnecessary information, but there were also funny ones. I chose a way where you first need to pierce these very“Eyes”.
Prepared an awl, you can use a nail, only then you will need a hammer. I decided to cut with a hacksaw so that the cut was even, then a cool souvenir could be made from the shell! It was stocked up with newspapers, the nuts turned out to be rather “hairy”. Also useful are a couple of bowls, a mixer, gauze or a sieve (fine), a glass where you will pour the milk.
I took the awl and became poking at the "eyes", only one succumbed, and I broke my tip at the sewing point - it just bent and fell off (on the floor, not inside). Already a broken awl opened up a hole to make it wider, it was easy. The contents of the walnut poured out quite easily and through one hole, but two would be even faster. /15/1347-kak-ya-delala-kokosovoe-maslo.jpg "alt =" How I Made Coconut Oil "title =" How I Made Coconut Oil ">
The water in the glass was lumped with coconut , it must be filtered before use.
I did not like the taste of coconut milk, I can not describe it,try it yourself ... "Saw, Shura, saw" ...
Then I took a hacksaw, began to cut around the middle. It was pretty easy to give up, there were enough lumps, but they didn’t fly in the air, everything is falling off. It took me a few minutes, taking into account the fact that I often straightened the hacksaw, so that the cut was even. Opening the nut, I saw that the flesh was dirty, which was to be expected. I cleaned the brown dust with a knife, cleans up well. The fragrance from the coconut came out fabulous, I liked it.
Processing Pulp The longest thing was to get the pulp and peel it off . It took about an hour to complete the process of preparing butter.
The purified pulp was sent to a blender and shredded. If you wish, you can stop at this, add pulp to pastries or eat it right. I really liked the taste, it seems that you eat a nut and a fruit at the same time. One of the ways to get butter Pulp soaked in warm water, left for a while. Some boil, but I did not. Then she wrung it through gauze, a bowl with the resulting liquid was put in the refrigerator.
Remaining pulp (true, it's quite hard, still) must be dried, and can be used in baking. Made a cookie - it was very tasty!
That's it, in a day you can get a treasured bowl. On the surface will float white dense oil, it must be caught and put in some capacity. images / 15/1355-kak-ya-delala-kokosovoe-maslo.jpg "alt =" How I Made Coconut Oil "title =" How I Made Coconut Oil "> Total. Honestly, the oil turned out so little that you need to make about a dozen nuts at a time in order for a substantial amount to come out. It may be worth trying other ways. The water that defended, did not throw away,I use it as a hair mask and body milk, it feeds just fine. Whether or not to take on the preparation of coconut oil at home is up to you, but it was interesting for me to try, maybe I will repeat it some day!