Sunday, December 14, 2008

Make Your Own Sweetened Condensed Milk

This time of year most of us do lots of extra cooking and baking, especially what I call "goodies". It can be easy to go through your supplies quicker than you realize, sometimes, and be ready to make something before you realize you're out of a key ingredient.

A lot of cookbooks and recipe sites list all kinds of recipes for "substitutes". I've seen the one about adding vinegar or lemon juice to regular milk to make a substitute for buttermilk; and using white sugar and syrup combined as a substitute for brown sugar.

This recipe is one I've never seen before until recently, though, so I thought I'd share

How to make your own sweetened condensed milk

In a blender or food processor, combine the following:
  • 1 c hot water
  • 2 c sugar
  • 2 c instant non-fat dry milk
  • 6 T butter or margarine, melted

This makes three cups, or the equivalent of 2 cans of sweetened condensed milk.

Here's hoping that you never have to use this recipe, but glad you have it now in case you need it!

Good cooking, and good eating!

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