In the world of desserts, condensed milk has many uses. Here, we tell you how you can use this wonder ingredient.
When it comes to baking, we always wish to get well-risen cakes and perfectly crumbly pies. But the ingredients not always work as per our demand. Sometimes the sugar is too much or the baking powder is too little. Beating the eggs is also a big problem.
Won’t it be amazing if we get one ingredient that can replace sugar and eggs and can give us a perfect batter every time we plan to make a special treat for our loved ones?
If you are a baking aficionado, then you would have guessed that we are talking about condensed milk. Easily available in tin packages in the market, condensed milk is a type of cow milk from which water has been removed (roughly 60 per cent of it). The sweetened condensed milk, which you usually get, has sugar added in it.
Now, while making any type of cake, you can replace sugar and eggs with condensed milk. To make the basic batter, you can add condensed milk in melted butter and add all-purpose flour and baking powder. Over and above, you can add flavours such as vanilla essence or chocolate powder as per your wish.
More so, you can also use it in any sweet batter for a bread. You can also use it to make toffee or caramel at home.
Now, there are two ways of doing it. You can either put the packed tin in a pressure cooker and let it whistle 2-3 times or you can pour the condensed milk in a pan and cook it on low flame till it combines and becomes toffee. With this, you’ll be able to make banoffee pie at home.
Adding a pinch of salt in the caramel, you can also make salted caramel topping for your desserts. You can even combine this caramel with dried coconut powder, vanilla essence and cardamom powder to make yummy ladoos.
Not just this, you can also use this wonder ingredient to make truffles. With the help of condensed milk, you can make lemon tarts by mixing it with whipped cream and a bit of lemon juice. This is a quick eggless dessert that will become your new favourite.
There are many other uses of condensed milk in the dessert world. For now, we’ll leave you with these dishes to try.