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Here's a link from eHow that walks through how to moisten coconut flakes: http://www.ehow.com/how_8278347_moisten-dry-coconut-flakes.html Although you are working with sweetened coconut that was once moist, this approach may still work. They recommend you do the following: Put a pan of water on the stove and bring it to a boil Place a colander over the ...
There is absolutely nothing unusual about that recipe except the coconut cream and the nearly dessert like sugar level. Use regular dairy cream instead, which would be more standard anyway. See also: Are there any general principles of ingredient substitutions?
Yes you can refer to http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Coconut-Milk-from-Coconut-Cream I did this and it worked just fine for my recipe.
Cracking coconut cream does indeed refer to the technique of separating the oil from the solids contained in the cream. I have posted an authentic curry method that uses the cracking technique in another post. It is based on the technique of David Thompson.
The separation you are getting is caused by inadequate mixing of coconut solids and curry paste. This will happen if you add coconut cream at the wrong time (or the wrong way) and you then cook it incorrectly. David Thompson is a world renowned chef and an expert on Thai cuisine. Here's my adaption of Thompson's technique: Place 5 or so tablespoons of ...
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