Every Dish Has It’s Secrets 1.7.
My husband works Monday – Saturday, he is usually home on Sunday and well we try to spend time and do as much as we can together,So I decided that I am not blogging on Sundays. I am nearly all back to normal and let me tell you I am so glad, that flu really knocked me down. My husband has stared a photoblog, he is loving it and some am I, you guys should check it out Kodakrome. It is really awesome, we are both having alot of fun with the blogging world actually.
I know most of you are thinking huh? Do not panic, Ideal milk is just evaporated milk. I seem to have discovered the awesome taste of it, I mean I had known of evaporated milk for a while, my sister love it and as a chef you get introduce to it in culinary class however I have suddenly develop a love for it. I have seen this Ideal Milk everywhere, when we do the grocery shopping and ads on TV and even when we go to the cinema (it was so weird at first but in here TV ads are also shown before you watch a movie). I know it is used in alot of homes in Ghana and is pretty much found everywhere you go. We went to have a buffet breakfast the other day and I asked for tea and the milk that was given to me was evaporated milk (I notice because of the slightly darker colour) then what was the best part of it is when I took the first sip, I was like WOW there is a party in my mouth, I had like 3 cups (mid you the cups were small) and as we speak let me tell you I am sipping on some, because I went and bought some for the house.
Evaporated milk taste like condense milk that has not been sweeten, I know it doesnt make much sense but as soon as you try it you will know what I mean, oh also it is def not as thick, it is very liquid-y.
Evaporated Milk Facts:
- It is also known as dehydrated milk.
- It is simply 60% of water removed from fresh milk
- It is always canned
-Evaporated milk became very popular before the refrigarator days
-It is dated back to 1850′s
-It can last up to 15 months in the can without going off
-It contains 7.9% of milk fat
-Adding the right amount of water will turn evaporated milk into normal milk again
I think that evaporated milk is such an useful and commonly use product in Ghana due to the humidity and heat, milk will def go off alot quicker and also due to electricity problems and well the taste is just too good. I am still on the search to see if it’s used for a stable dish, when I do find out I will make sure I let you know and I will posted here but for now I will leave you with a simple recipe to try it out. PS: even if you just added to your tea or coffee it is enough to fall in love it.
Coffee Mousse Recipe
- 2 cups evaporated milk
- 2/3 cup strong coffee
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 envelope unflavored gelatin, softened in 3 tablespoons cold water
- 1 ½ cups heavy cream
In a medium saucepan, combine the evaporated milk and coffee; cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until it just starts steaming. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and brown sugar.
Add ½ cup of the hot milk to the egg mixture, whisking constantly, until the mixture is thoroughly combined. Add the warm egg-milk blend back into the hot milk in the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture reaches 165 degrees on a digital candy thermometer. Remove from the heat and stir in the softened gelatin. Chill the coffee custard thoroughly.
Beat the 1 1/2 cups of cream in a separate bowl until stiff peaks form. Thoroughly stir ½ cup of the whipped cream into the chilled custard, and then gently fold in the remaining cream. The coffee mousse is ready when the custard is thoroughly incorporated into the whipped cream, and no marbling shows. Serve the mousse chilled.