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.
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.
So, put the pestle in
and without taking it away
grind it round and round and round, like that
The more you grind, the finer it will get.
You can stop when you like.
Depending on how coarse you want your pepper.
That's good for me
There you go.