Monday, July 2, 2012

Our own Carob...

Hubby was walking around the property yesterday with my brother-in-law and they came upon the Carob tree we planted...

Low and behold the pods that were on the tree were ready for picking :) Couple are still left on there :)

They were brought in and this morning, we boiled them in the solar oven to soften the shells.

We cut the pods in half and took out the hard seeds. They are drying and will be ground down to powder and used for flavouring for home made ice cream :) yum

We returned the empty pods to the solar oven on a rack to dry out and they are hard and crunchy now.

Tomorrow we will put the dry pods into the Thermomix and turn the pods into powder :) I can't wait! I'm soooo excited.

This is a huge step for us and a very important one too :)

Cheers

2 comments:

Barb. said...

Oh, good one! We have Carob trees but they are nowhere near ready to bear yet. Is this your first lot?

Barb.

Damaris said...

Hi Barb :) I want more trees too... Yes, this is our first lot :) Processed them today... New post coming soon of the end result!

Cheers