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How to make pomegranate molasses - a precious ingredient

Pomegranate molasses is made from the sour variety of this supper fruit. It is a cooking ingredient in the Mediterranean cuisine. Now used by famous chefs all over the world

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Empty the fruits.  My guide: how to empty a pomegranate in 5 mins. So to empty  6 fruits will take 30-40 mins

Empty the fruits. My guide: how to empty a pomegranate in 5 mins. So to empty 6 fruits will take 30-40 mins

Once, used to be prepared in summer. The whole household and z neighbors gave a hand. 2 days work. Juice extracted by hand & cooked over wood fire which should be kept burning until sirup done.

while making a guide for pomegranate sirup . I made a trial. Boil the whole grains with the piths. It became thick in 1 hr. I think the inside of the grain has a thickening agent?? Interesting

SO...Empty the pomegranate (my guide : how to empty pomegranate in 5 mins). Cook on high fire...crush some grains with a big spoon or the potato masher. Boil 1 hr. Pass in the moulinette.

Put in a cooking pot    On high fire to start the cooking

Put in a cooking pot On high fire to start the cooking

Here the softened grains are passed through the old fashioned moulinette

Here the softened grains are passed through the old fashioned moulinette

Put the juice back in the cooking pot and cook 5-10 mins to make it more thick it it is ready when it is leaves a trail like above. It is done. Yields 6 TBsp

Put the juice back in the cooking pot and cook 5-10 mins to make it more thick it it is ready when it is leaves a trail like above. It is done. Yields 6 TBsp

Same result but in 1 hr more or less. 600 g grains yield 125 g molasses. Around 6 TBsp

Same result but in 1 hr more or less. 600 g grains yield 125 g molasses. Around 6 TBsp

  • 1/2kg Pomegranate - sour (6-7)
  • Bit of salt