|Project by Don Broussard||posted 09-23-2012 09:30 PM||2280 views||6 times favorited||13 comments|
These roux (pronounced “roo”) spoons are for stirring roux. FYI, roux is a Cajun/Creole base for gumbo and other local dishes. It is made from equal parts of cooking oil and flour, put on a low fire and stirred constantly until it is the color of peanut butter or slightly darker.
These are made out of cedar salvaged from our former house (see profile for more information). They are approximately 7/16” thick and 13” long. My wife and I cut them out of 1” thick stock on the bandsaw then sawed them in half on a table saw. Final sanding was done with an RO sander with 80 grit. The plan is to leave them unfinished.
The ones that were “imperfect” have become push sticks.
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