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jema
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 18 12:15 pm    Post subject: Black garlic  Reply with quote    

Had some on for 5 weeks in a prover, not come out very even, ranging from black and chewy to black to brown.
I figure that in an unheated kitchen, the device:

https://brodandtaylor.co.uk/folding-proofer-and-slow-cooker/

has kind of struggled to maintain temperature.

But it's interesting stuff.

Slim



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 18 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I know a commercial composter that uses his piles for making black garlic (in sealed jars). He claims it's absolutely the perfect conditions.

Shan



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 18 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I cheated and bought mine.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 18 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've never even heard of it. Do you eat it like you do normal garlic?

jema
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 18 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's a lot milder, you can eat the cloves like sweets.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 18 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oh nice and is it actually black?

Shan



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 18 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Indeed, it is.

Nick



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 18 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sgt.colon wrote:
I've never even heard of it. Do you eat it like you do normal garlic?


No. Use it as a garnish or a Raw flavour. I’m not sure I’d cook with it. It’s like a mild garlic with a complex, balsamic sweetness. Sainsbury’s has it currently.

sean
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 18 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Or buy some of it. Soak some ordinary raw garlic in food colouring. Play russian roulette.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 18 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nice idea Sean.

Thanks all. Next time I'm near a Sainsburys I'll have a mooch.

Nick



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 18 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Single bulb. Cardboard boxed. By the regular garlic

Shan



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 18 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Look online for Balsajo Black garlic, they do tubs of it.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 18 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
Single bulb. Cardboard boxed. By the regular garlic


Oh is that how it works. So can you plant it at any time of the year or do the usual garlic rules apply?

Shan



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 18 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Black garlic is processed. Not going to grow!

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 18 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oh right, thanks Shan. Was I being a little slow?

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