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Cooking pudding for Toby

For pudding on Sunday last week I made an Afrikaans Milk Tart. Toby is working on having a condensed milk dish each week this year. I saw a girl talking about it on "The Hairy Bikers:Mums Knows Best". It worked quite well but I would have needed to make it in a smaller dish so it was a bit deeper.

Milk Tart

1pk Lemon Puff Biscuits (the kind with a filling)
Butter to bind
1 egg yoke
1 lemon (juice and zest)
1 tin condensed milk
1 egg white

Blend biscuits to crumbs, melt butter and mix in. Pack into a loose bottom tin.
Add egg yoke, lemon zest, lemon juice and condensed milk to bowl. Mix together well. Should go very thick.
Whisk the egg white and add fold in the rest of the filling. Spread over the biscuit.
Bake in moderate oven till top is golden.
Allow to cool.

For Sunday lunch this week I saw another recipe in the next episode of the show that I want to try, my problem is it does not use condensed milk...

Impossible Pie

4 Eggs
½ tsp Baking Powder
2oz Butter
7oz Sugar
2oz Self Raising Flour
¼ Tsp Salt
1 Pint of Milk
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
3oz Desiccated Coconut

1. Mix everything together
2. Pour into a greased oven proof basin or casserole dish
3. Bake in oven Gas Mark 4 for one hour.

Ok, the tin of condensed milk is 14oz, of that about 50% by weight is sugar so that is my 7oz of sugar. Now lets pretend that leaves 7oz of milk, the milk in condensed milk has had 60% of it's water removed so if I add 10oz of water we have 17oz of milk so I need to add another 3oz of milk to make the pint. This is all assuming that all the liquids have the same density as water, which will be close-ish. I might just add 13oz of milk and have it slightly richer.

So I have a plan.


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Jan. 23rd, 2010 09:11 pm (UTC)
I like the condensed milk maths.
Jan. 23rd, 2010 10:11 pm (UTC)
I'm rather enjoying the Hairy Bikers. They have an irreverence that appeals to me.

We can't get condensed milk here. I have to substitute single cream instead when making the caramel for millionaire shortbread, which makes it even richer. The locals didn't know what had hit them. :)
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