Cole & Mason Black Granite Pestle & Mortar 140mm
This solid granite pestle & mortar has a bowl diameter of 14cm making it ideal for creating and serving freshly made wet or dry mixes, pastes or sauces. Every aspect of the design has been considered to make pounding and grinding as easy as possible. The profile of the mortar is shaped to be comfortably cupped in the hand and the heavy-weight base makes it easy to use with even the toughest of ingredients. The pestle has been designed to fit perfectly inside the mortar ensuring maximum surface contact and the handle length ensures you can get plenty of grip.
The inside of the mortar and the end of the pestle have been left unpolished to assist with the breaking down of ingredients whilst the exterior surfaces have been lightly polished to allow the natural beauty of the granite to shine through. It is easy to see why this ancient and traditional kitchen tool is a must-have for professional chefs and enthusiastic home cooks alike.
Make your own hummus, salsa or guacamole by combining freshly muddled herbs, garlic and seasoning before adding your remaining ingredients. Once ready, take the mortar straight to the table and serve with tortilla chips or crudites. If you're not a dip fan why not try making your own unique BBQ rub or curry powder by grinding your favourite whole spices. Try lightly toasting the spices first in a dry pan for a few minutes to help release even more flavour from their natural oils. The large deep bowl is ideal for making large batches of your favourite spice blends to store and use at a later date.