Condensed milk is remembered ever since childhood. Who does not like this sweet treat, which can be added to coffee, tea, various desserts or just to eat with a spoon. And then the recipe for boiled condensed milk became known to everyone. Of course, in modern stores sold boiled condensed milk. But according to its taste qualities it can not be compared with boiled condensed milk at home. Do you know how to cook condensed milk in a jar?
Secrets of cooking boiled condensed milk at home
Delicious homemade boiled condensed milk - wonderfula delicacy and an excellent basis for the preparation of stuffing cakes, pastries, nuts, wafers and other sweet delicacies. However, sometimes when digesting condensed milk, difficulties may arise - the bank will explode or burst, the milk will be digested or, conversely, remain liquid. To avoid unpleasant surprises, you need to know a few secrets of cooking boiled condensed milk at home.
How to ensure the safety of cooking boiled condensed milk?
Many have heard that when boiling condensed milk canexplode. It's true. If you are at this time in the kitchen, you can get severe burns. Well, if the hot condensed milk does not fall on your face. At best, you only have to scrape the condensed milk from the walls and ceiling. Naturally, such a boiled condensed milk is not suitable for use. The same usually bursts with a ready-made condensed milk, when you start to cool it. The contents are poured into a pot of water or a sink, and hours of labor take a toe.
To the condensed milk does not explode and does not burst during cooking, remember:
All the time of boiling the bank with condensed milk should be completely covered with water, from the lack of water the bank will explode.
Water will necessarily need to be poured, becausethat it evaporates during cooking. But if you pour cold water, you get a temperature drop and the bank explodes. Pour only boiling water from the kettle.
Never cook deformed jars with condensed milk, even if it seems to you that only a little bit rinsed edges - these cans can break the strength of the seams.
To the bank with the finished boiled condensed milk does not burst, never cool it with cold water. Allow the condensed milk to cool slowly, in the same water in which it was cooked, and everything will be in order.
How long does it take to cook a can of condensed milk?
The cooking time of homemade boiled condensed milk depends on the fat content of the milk and on what result you want to achieve.
condensed milk fat content of 8-8.5% is cooked for one and a half to two hours
condensed milk fat more than 8.5% brewed for two - two and a half hours and longer, that is, the fatter milk, the longer it is boiled
After 1 hour of boiling condensed milk has a liquid consistency and melted-beige color
after 2 hours cooking medium consistency, color pale brown
after 3 hours of condensing the milk becomes really thick, the color is melted brown
After 4 or more hours of cooking, the milk in the jar will become thick, like a candy "toffee", and will acquire a chocolate color
What are the rules for cooking boiled condensed milk?
There are several more secrets, knowledge of which will help you cook a delicious boiled condensed milk.
A good boiled condensed milk can be obtained only frommilk, not containing vegetable additives, there should be nothing in it except milk and sugar. To find out if this is so, read the composition of the condensed milk on the label. Condensed milk with herbal supplements will remain liquid, no matter how much you brew it.
Similarly, it is impossible to cook boiled condensed milk from milk, fat content of less than 8% - it uses artificial thickeners, the dessert will turn out to be liquid, pale and tasteless.
Paper label from the can before cookingbe sure to remove, and wash the jar. Ideally - the traces of glue from the jar should be washed completely. Just do not use a hard metal brush for this - you risk damaging the jar, and then it can explode when cooking.
For cooking condensed milk, choose immediately a panbig size. Milk is being prepared for a long time, so you are sure to distract at some point and forget about it, and during this time water can boil away. In addition, the less often you pour boiling water, the safer will be the process of cooking boiled condensed milk.
Cook the condensed milk only on a small fire, do not allow the water to boil violently. If the boiling is too intense, the condensed milk will turn lumpy.
Do not forget to cover the pan in whichbrewed condensed milk. This will not only reduce water boiling, but also create good conditions for evenly warming the can with condensed milk, and thus, prevent swelling of the can and the folding of milk.
How to boil a condensed milk in a closed jar
In a closed jar, condensed milk can be cooked with twoin the saucepan and in the pressure cooker. Time, both methods take approximately the same, but if you use a pressure cooker, your participation in cooking will be limited to just a few minutes. So the second method is great if you, for example, are going to leave the house and can not watch a few hours of boiling condensed milk.
Boiled condensed milk in a saucepan
You will need:
can of condensed milk
large saucepan with lid
A kettle or a pot of boiling water to add water
Pour the water into a large saucepan, put on a strong fire.
When the water boils, gently dip a jar of condensed milk into the boiling water, cover the pan with a lid and reduce the fire to slightly less than the average.
On a note! The quality of milk is absolutely not affected bywhich position will be boiled pot with condensed milk. However, remember that the water boils out quickly, and the seam on the bank is rimmed around the bottoms. It is much safer if the pot is not standing in the pan, but lying on its side - if the lying bank suddenly comes out of the water, you will probably have time to pour boiling water earlier than it will explode.
Cook the condensed milk for at least 1.5 hours, pouring boiling water as needed.
On a note! Adding boiling water, do not pour water directly onto the jar, but try to get between the jar and the wall of the pan, as this will reduce the temperature contrast.
Turn off the fire, but do not remove the boiled condensed milk from the pan - let it cool slowly in the same water in which it was cooked.
Take the cooled condensed milk from the water, open the jar. Bon Appetit!
Boiled condensed milk in a pressure cooker
You will need:
can of condensed milk
Put a jar of condensed milk in a pressure cooker and fill it with cold water.
Cover the pressure cooker with a lid and turn on the fire to full power.
Important! Just note the moment when the water began to boil. It's better not to leave the pressure cooker at all until it happens.
Do not reduce the heat, cook condensed milk in the pressure cooker for 12-15 minutes.
Without opening the pressure cooker, turn off the fire and you can go on your urgent business.
The condensed milk will cook until the pressure cooker cools down - it will take at least 2-3 hours.
Remove the boiled condensed milk from the completely cooled water, open the jar. Bon Appetit!
How to boil an open jar of condensed milk
An open condensed milk can also be cooked with twoways - in a microwave and in a water bath. The first method - the fastest, condensed milk will be ready in 20-25 minutes, but you have to tinker fairly. The second method takes approximately 4-5 hours. Both options are suitable if you need a little boiled condensed milk, and not a whole pot. Also, many people like that in both cases, you can control the degree of readiness of condensed milk during its cooking.
Boiled condensed milk in a microwave oven
You will need:
deep bowl for cooking in the microwave oven
Spoon with a long handle for stirring milk
Lay out the desired amount of condensed milk in a deep bowl, suitable for use in a microwave oven.
Important! In the process of cooking, the condensed milk will boil andbubble up. Choose a bowl with this in mind and pour condensed milk in a bowl less than half, otherwise you will have to wash your microwave from the escaped sweet milk.
Set the condensed milk in the microwave and set the average power.
After 40 seconds, take out the milk and mix it thoroughly, then put the bowl in the microwave again.
Within the first 10 minutes, take out and mix the condensed milk every 45-60 seconds.
Important! Stirring should be intense, otherwise the condensed milk will clot with lumps. Beat the milk in the same way as you would beat the egg whites with a fork to make the cream.
When the milk begins to thicken, remove and mix it more often, approximately every 20-30 seconds.
Cook the condensed milk to the color and consistency you need, but do not forget to mix it more often. Usually the cooking process takes from 15 to 25 minutes.
Get the cooked boiled condensed milk from the microwave. Bon Appetit!
Boiled condensed milk on a water bath
You will need:
small saucepan with lid
Spoon with long handle for stirring condensed milk
saucepan of a larger diameter for a water bath
A kettle or a pot of boiling water for pouring water
Pour into the saucepan the amount of condensed milk you need.
On a note! Some mistresses use to cook condensed milkon a water bath glass jars. This can hardly be called a successful solution, as the glass in boiling water can easily crack from any awkward movement. In addition, milk in a glass jar is not very convenient to mix. If you cook condensed milk with an aluminum saucepan, the milk can get an ugly grayish shade. It is best to use an enamel or steel saucepan or cup to brew condensed milk.
Pour in a large pot of water, put on a fire and bring to a boil.
Place the saucepan with condensed milk in a saucepan with boiling water so that the water outside is slightly above the condensed milk level. Cover the condensed milk with a lid.
Turn the fire back on, and as soon as the water in the large saucepan boils, reduce it to the minimum. Water should barely barely boil.
Every 20-30 minutes add to a large pot of boiling water and mix the condensed milk in a small saucepan.
Boiling condensed milk in this way will take you at least 3.5 hours, but hardly more than 5 hours.
When the condensed milk comes to the desired condition,turn off the fire, but do not disassemble the structure. Give the boiled condensed milk to cool slowly with water in an external saucepan. It is necessary that it is evenly thick.
Get the cooled boiled condensed milk, it is finally ready. Bon Appetit!
As you can see, all the above described methods cancook condensed milk at home. The main thing, adhere to certain rules, so that the jar with condensed milk does not explode. Boiled condensed milk can also be used for making various desserts. Try to make a delicious cake "Snickers" or "Anthill".
Conventional condensed milk is also very commonused in cooking. It is based on not only creams, but also mastic for decorating cakes. In any case, condensed milk is a delicious treat that everyone loves!