Friday, September 4, 2009
Sweetened Condensed Full Cream Milk.
This is something Malaysians haven't tasted for many many many years.... more than 10 years. FYI, what is sold in Malaysia is Sweetened Creamer, or Sweetened Condensed Filled Milk (It's not real milk, it's mixed with palm oil. Even this has dissappeared from the market shelves these few years)
Many Malaysians do not realise this, as when I chatted with them on this matter they went "Huh?? Is it? They've changed?" I even emailed Nestle on this matter many years back, and they did respond to me saying that it is no longer sold in Malaysia for many years, but it is available in Singapore.
My dear Malaysians, Read the labels!!!
When I was small, I loved Nescafe with condensed milk.. the flavour really comes out good...... but as I grew up, I wonder where did the fragrance go???
I didn't realise the difference was due to the milk. It was condensed milk alright, but what I had long long long ago was full cream condensed milk, the old famous Milkmaid brand. But now....even Milkmaid now has changed to a sweetened creamer. I had to add a tablespoon of FULL CREAM milk powder in addition to the "condensed milk" to my Nescafe to make it smell like it was 25 years back!
I made this cake with condensed milk brought back from Singapore by Lydia's Nanny. And yes! It is Sweetened Condensed FULL CREAM milk. The real thing!
If u really can't get hold of sweetened condensed full cream milk, the best substitute in Malaysia is Vitaminized by F&N. It is a creamer, read the small print by the side, but, with milk solids added. Therefore, having a milkier taste than other sweetened creamers. See.. they don't even put on the front label as Sweetened Creamer!!!! What's the problem???? What is F&N trying to hide from us???? Malaysians can't afford better food???? I know.. it's only RM2.60 for a 505gm can... cheap cheap cheap. Pay Peanuts, Get Monkey.
Try this cake, it's good. Fine crumbed and soft, with a nice crust.
I made 2 portions. One in original vanilla, the other with coffee. Coffee with milk is YUM YUM!!!!
120gm good quality butter
1/4 tsp salt (I omitted this, because I used salted butter)
1/2 cup condensed milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla paste (I used essence)
120gm cake flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
2 large eggs
1. Sift cake flour and baking powder tog. Set aside.
2. Cream butter and sugar tog till light and fluffy about 2 mins
3. Add in salt and vanilla paste and cream well.
4. Pour in condensed milk and cream till well combined.
5. Using the mixer on low speed, add in flour in 3 additions. Mix till batter is smooth.
6. Add in eggs one at a time. Make sure it's well mixed and smooth.
7. Bake at 175 degrees for 1 hour. (I baked at 160C for 40 mins)
To make it coffee flavoured,
Dissolve 1 Tbsp instant coffee with 1 Tbsp hot water, and mix it in the batter after step 6.