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tamarind (large, big, straight and healthy)
Soak tamarind in the water for 3 hours
Peel off the skin
MAKE SURE – DON’T BREAK … DON’T CHOP OFF…
Soak it in the water with sea salt for 3 days
Take tamarind out
Cut along the fruit to remove the seeds
Stab around each tamarind by using small sharp utensil likes fork,…
Soak it in the water 1 more day.
Take tamarind out.
Add sugar to tamarind.
Place on the stove, COOK 8-10 minutes
Remove from the stove and soak it again in the sugar
When see the tamarinds are clear, place each piece on the tray and dry them under the sun for 2 days.
When the tamarinds are dried, wet them with one layer sugar.
Then another thinned layer of sugar before wrapping.
Total time: 9-10 days (sunshine), 11-12 days (bad weather)
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