is actually a moss, found in the ocean. It is gathered and spread to
dry for use. Mostly it is used either as a drink or a 'pudding'. As
well as being very palatable - it is extremely good for you.
will be able to get Carrageen locally. It will be yellowish in appearance,
and dry. First thing to do is take a little of it and give it a good
rinse, then soak it in water. The amount you use depends on what your
intended use is, for a drink just a little pinch is sufficient - for
a pudding use a little more. It swells when soaked.
it has soaked (you will see why just a small amount is needed) add the
Carrageen to your required amount of milk in a saucepan. Add a little
sugar and whatever flavouring you like, lemon or vanilla are popular,
and bring to a boil, then simmer. After about 10 minutes - strain and
discard the moss, and pour the remaining liquid into either mugs for
drinking, or a mould to let it set into a pudding. With the pudding
version to serve it with a spoon of jam, a trickle of honey or maple
syrup, or with some fresh fruit, will make it very special.