I recently bought a large granite mortar and pestle to add to my collection so I could make pesto. The other two are just too small and I was tired of using the baby food maker since we don't have a processor.
Today I attempted pesto and I couldn't get the darn basil leaves to grind down into a paste. They just stayed whole and looked super wilted. I kept going, adding each of the ingredients hoping there would be a magic step!
Yep, I ended up with wilted basil float in olive oil. It was the saddest excuse for a pesto I've ever seen! Luckily everyone in my family have a stomach virus and wouldn't have been able to eat it anyway. I'd have been super embarrassed the serve it up!
Any idea where I went wrong?