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jema

Black garlic

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

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

I cheated and bought mine. Laughing
sgt.colon

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

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

Oh nice and is it actually black?
Shan

Indeed, it is.
Nick

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

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

Nice idea Sean. Laughing

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

Single bulb. Cardboard boxed. By the regular garlic
Shan

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

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

Black garlic is processed. Not going to grow! sgt.colon

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

No, I think Sainsbury's were being a bit mercenary! Wink
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