sweetened condensed milk....

Discussion in 'Professional Pastry Chefs' started by justpicked, May 5, 2013.

  1. justpicked

    justpicked

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    So Ive been cooking professionally for roughly 7 years and I just landed a pantry position in a nice restaurant.I got hired for hot line but first day rolls around to train and they throw me on pantry to train...aaanyways...long story short,my prep list is ALOT of shit to prep up,things I have never even made before(forcemeats to pastries and such)....like I said,aaanyways does anyone have any ideas to bake or make dessert wise with the luscious sweetened condensed milk?
     
  2. cheflayne

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    key lime pie
     
  3. rosesen

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    sweetened condensed milk (with brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, vanilla) makes an awesome caramel

    also goes well in rice pudding, tapioca pudding

    and tres leches cake
     
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  4. rowantree

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    Try this: make a batch of a classic cakey brownie large enough to fill a 1/2 sheetpan about 1" and bake at 350degF for 15 min.  While it's baking, melt together 24 oz semisweet chocolate, 2 cans sweetened condensed milk, and 2 oz butter.   Take the semi-baked brownie out of the oven and pour on the melted mixture, carefully spreading it evenly over the top. Take marshmallows cut in half and place one piece, centered on each portion (approx 3" x 3")--move quickly so nothing cools down, and place it all back in the oven for another 15-20 minutes.. 

    Remove from the oven and cool completely in the pan, then cut into bars. It'll be like a fudge-topped brownie.  You can warm them up a little in the microwave--only enough to just take the chill off so it all doesn't melt everywhere, and serve with some ice cream and either more chocolate sauce, or a raspberry coulis.

    This is one of the very best things I use sweetened condensed milk for! (besides key lime pie!)

    Edited the fudgey bit--it was doubled for full sheetpan recipe--sorry
     
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  5. petalsandcoco

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    Nice recipe, ummm what about your Key Lime recipe ? Would you mind sharing that ?
     
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  6. rowantree

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    Don't mind at all, I made four to six of these every day when I worked in Sarasota--perfect!:

    Florida Key Lime Pie

    3 egg yolks

    1/2 cup key lime juice (fresh or bottled)

    1 (14-ounce) can Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)

    1 (9-inch) graham cracker crumb pie crust (1 1/2 c crumbs, 3 Tbs sugar, 4 tbs melted butter, combine, line pie pan, bake 10 min at 400°F)

               

    Instructions

                Preheat oven to 400°F.

    In mixer, beat egg yolks on low speed, then add lime juice and beat until the texture changes and is light and ribbon-y; gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk, beat until smooth and thickened somewhat. 

    Pour mixture into pie crust, smoothly, don't spread, shake it very little to settle, it will set up quickly to a smooth surface.

    Bake 10 minutes--should just "dry" the surface,no browning. Remove from oven and cool to room temp, then refrigerate.
     
     
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  7. brianshaw

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    Oops, sorry. I posted in a "pro only forum" inadvertantly. I deleted my delicious idea. If you'd like other ideas post where we all are welcomed to participate.
     
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