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Saturday, April 08, 2006

Episode 6: In which we learn about soaking pasta

Location: SoulClipse
Date: 27/03/2006
Our first attempt at cooking in the campsite was probably about a 5 on the scale of success.  It was edible though, which is something. 
Someone (who shall remain nameless) suggested we soak the pasta to save fuel while cooking.  Fair enough concept I guess.  It's a pity that pasta actually requires heating and cooking though, as otherwise it tends to revert to its earlier dough form.  Mmm, chewy.
So I discovered that pasta (or Turkish pasta at least), turns white, soft and gooey when soaked.  When heated, it turns slushy and changes colour to that of the more familiar cooked pasta.  It sort of ends up more like polenta, as there is no hope of draining it.
Perhaps someone wants to repeat the experiment (possibly with less than two whole packets of pasta) and let me know how it goes?

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