Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"UDDERLY" Delicious Powdered Milk

Seize every opportunity and MILK it for all it's worth!

Milk is one of the staple ingredients in cooking and baking. As you store up for a rainy day, or a major disaster, you will want to have plenty of powdered milk. I grew up on fresh goat milk and never liked the taste of powdered milk, but when it's all we have to use, I'm sure I'll be grateful to have it! So I've collected a few recipes that I like, and that others have recommended. Try them out and let me know what you think.

Peanut Butter Playdough -Life's short - let's start with dessert! I've made this with my kids since they were little and we always loved it. There's few things better to a little boy than food that tastes good AND you can play with it!

1 c. peanut butter
1 c. light corn syrup
1 1/4 c. powdered milk
1 1/4 c. powdered sugar

Mix, knead slightly, sculpt and eat!

What job is a cow most suited for? Baker, because they're always making cow pies!

Indian Fry Bread

4 c. flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 c. warm water
1/2 tsp salt
1 c. powdered milk

Mix all the ingredients. Roll or form into flat rounds with your hands and fry in a small amount of oil. Serve with butter and honey, or with chili and cheese.

What do you call it when a cow tries to jump over a fence?
UDDER destruction!

Milk Gravy

1 c. instant powdered milk
3 c. water
1 tbl butter or fat
3 heaping tbl flour
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt

Mix water and dry milk together in pan. Add the flour, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat until gravy is thickened. Add the butter or fat and stir until smooth. Serve over biscuits or toast.

What do you get from a pampered cow? Spoiled milk.

Old Fashioned Hamburger Gravy

1 lb. Hamburger (or sausage)
4 c. water
1 1/3 c. instant milk or 1 c. non-instant
4 heaping Tbl flour
Salt and Pepper to taste

Brown 1 lb. hamburger in a frying pan. In pitcher or blender mix water and dry milk. With a slotted spoon remove the cooked hamburger and set aside in other container. To the fat drippings left in pan, add the flour and stir. Stirring constantly over medium heat, quickly add the milk. It will thicken fast as you stir. Add the hamburger back in and stir until all is heated through. Add the salt and pepper. Serve over biscuits, toast or potatoes.

Why did the cow wear a bell around her neck? Because her horn didn't work!

Sweetened Condensed Milk

3/4 c. non-instant powdered milk (or 1 1/3 c. instant)
3/4 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. hot tap water
2 Tbl butter

Put hot water in blender and add butter. With blender on medium speed, add sugar and powdered milk. Blend until smooth.

What's the best way to keep milk fresh? Leave it in the cow!

(Most of this content was contributed by a friend)
(All clipart from Google Images)

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