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11-15-2005, 08:37 AM
Hello everyone! For those of us who don't own a juicer, what is the best way to make carrot pulp? Mind you, I just need some pulp for a raw carrot cake. Of course, I could always blend grated carrots with just enough water in a blender and then strain the liquid out. Is that an acceptable way of making carrot or any vegetable pulp? Of course, this is the method commonly used to make almond milk and/or pulp, but I never heard anyone talking about using it for vegetable pulp. Does anyone care to chime in? Thanks! Wayne
I bet you could just use grated carrot. Grated carrot is what is normally used in cooked carrot cake, and I think the main reason that a recipe would call for carrot pulp is so that you have a way to use up (and not waste) the pulp from juicing carrots. I would imagine that grated carrot would work great, but you might want to carefully and gradually add the liquids as the grated carrot will contain more liquid than the pulp from a juicer.
Enjoy your cake and let us know how it turns out. :p
11-15-2005, 02:54 PM
Thanks, Kris, for responding, but maybe I didn't make myself clear as to what my inquiry is about. How would you make vegetable pulp if you don't have a juicer? I am trying to figure out if another kitchen appliance can be used as a substitution to make vegetable, particularly carrot, pulp. Anyway, you are right that I could use grated carrots for the cake, but need to adjust any "liquidy" ingredients in order to keep moisture level down. Anyone else?
Sorry, I misunderstood your question. I thought you were asking how to get carrot pulp for that specific recipe.
Since you are looking to make pulp in general, I would say there are a couple of ways you could do that. One would be your blender idea, which works pretty well assuming your blender is powerful (I do the same thing to juice wheatgrass and am left with lots of pulp). Another would be to process the veggies in the food processor until fine, then stick them in a nut milk bag or strainer and press the liquid out of them. You could save the liquid as "veggie broth" perhaps, and then not waste anything.
I'm sure others will have more creative ideas. :D
11-15-2005, 05:30 PM
I'm afraid that's what I would do. Maybe someone else is better at it, but without a juicer, I would food process it as much as possible, and then "wring" it out in a nut milk bag. Just make sure you grind it up as much as possible. HEY, I use a small pint jar on my blender instead of the blender jar, and use a small amount, that might help you grind it up smaller.?? Good luck, let us know how it goes.
11-15-2005, 08:24 PM
You could also ask a juice bar for their carrot pulp. That way it would spare you the work!
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