Sunday, 18 May 2008

milk jam

About a month ago, I discovered Aran’s beautiful blog, cannelle et vanille, when she left me a comment. I instantly fell in love with her beautiful creations and photographs and luckily, she hasn’t been blogging for very long, so it didn’t take ages to read through her archives – lucky me, otherwise I would have been reading through the night. One thing immediately caught my attention and that was her milk jam. I’d never heard of it before, but it sounded intriguing and lovely.

Especially because vain little me wanted to bleach my teeth and my dentist had instructed me to only eat ‘white food’ for the two weeks it would take. No coffee, red wine, tomatoes, red peppers, strawberries … Of course after about a week I got incredibly fed up with eating cauliflower, rice and apples – we have a saying in Flemish that goes ‘they came out of my ears’, which I think pictures my sentiment quite well – and I was desperate for some variation. The milk jam provided just that; luscious, creamy, buttery and milky. Delicious! If you haven’t made it yet, stop reading and go make it right now. The recipe is here.

I have mentioned before I’m not a fan of gelatine, so I left out the gelatine and reduced it a bit more to compensate, to about 250g. It set to a very spreadable paste in the fridge. For my second batch (did I mention how delicious this is?) I had to use half and half milk (S drank all the full-fat milk) and I added some nutmeg. Out of curiosity I reduced it to 300g, which also worked fine. And for my next batch, I’m thinking coconut milk. Or maybe sweet massala spices…

6 comments:

Meeta said...

Milk Jam! I have never heard of that either and I think I missed that on Aran's blog. Inne this looks great. Gotta give it a try!

Aran said...

Oh Inne... I'm so glad you made it!!! It is very good isn't it? But how could it not be with milk and sugar!

Dana said...

I saw this on Aran's blog too and thought it looked fabulous! I'll have to give a try too :)

Gloria said...

This is wonderful !!! xxGloria

Warda said...

Is it similar to culce de leche? If so, I hope it's not as sweet. The colour is different though.

Tartelette said...

I am kinda glad I am the instigator of bloggers meeting one another ....ehehe!
The milk jam is gorgeous, and yes do it with coconut milk, it is wonderful!