Jamie Oliver's team show you how to use a pestle and mortar

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I'm going to show you how to use a pestle and mortar.

I'm going to start by grinding some peppercorns.

First I'm going to show you what not to do.

And that is,

put in loads of them

and go like this.

[thumping sound]

That's exactly what you don't want to do.

This is what to do.

Just put a little bit

into the mortar

Really, just so that there's

one layer of spices

between the pestle and the mortar below.

Then, instead of big thumps

do little, gentle taps.

You'll get a couple come out,

But most of them will stay inside.

Work your way around

until most of the seeds have been cracked

and then it's time to grind.

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