Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Homemade Evaporated Milk

I was making my favorite cake the other day, which is an Oatmeal Cake, and half ways through mixing it I realized I was out of canned milk. I'm talking about evaporated milk. I had no way a getting to a store so I looked through my recipe basket and found a recipe that I had saved some time ago but had never tried it. As it turns out, my head must have been elsewhere because I had grabbed the recipe for SWEETENED condensed milk instead of evaporated milk. Needless to say I ended up making both recipes and can now tell you that both DO work.
I don't think I'll be buying the store bought version of either one anymore. Not when I can make my own from scratch.

Evaporated Milk
1/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
6 tbsp. water
Mix well.
This is equivalent to 1/3 cup of canned milk.
Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 cup boiling water
1 stick butter
2 cups sugar
2 cups powdered milk
Bring water and butter to a boil & butter is melted.
Remove from heat and add sugar & milk.
Blend. ( I used my mixer to do this.)
I'll share the Oatmeal Cake recipe with you tomorrow!


Carmen said...

Oh my gosh those sound so simple! I always have the powdered milk on hand as some of my bread machine recipes use it, thanks for sharing! I've got your chicken from yesterday on my meal list for next week:) Happy St. pat. day!!!

Stellar Creations said...

wow.. that sure is a handy tip.. thank you! The chicken looks yummy too.. I'm going to have to give it a try. Have a great St. Paddy's Day!!


Buttercup said...

Chicken looks great and I'll be back tomorrow for the cake recipe. Thanks!

Tipper said...

I've made the sweetened one-but never knew you could make evaported milk! Nice tips!

Volvogirl said...

So glad to have found your recipe for evaporated milk! I needed it for a pecan pie recipe. I am currently living (for the next 18 months) on a small island in the South Pacific Ocean, where we have many food restrictions and most foods cannot be found in any store due to monopolies, restrictions, and quotas. So I must be very resourceful, and look for equivalent substitutes when necessary. By the way, I also home schooled my 2 children, who are now in their 20s and have finished college and university, so soldier on! It's worth it!