Friday, February 17, 2012


If you had been reading my blog for a while, you must know that i don't give up easily on getting thing right. So, i am second time lucky...(touchwood). I made this the traditional way that my grandmother used to make. On FIREWOOD. Yes, i took the challenge and handled it, well .. with much gusto, No one  to help me around, i managed to lit the fire in my garden and had to toil around to keep away from the smoke that was swaying from the fire. It was like a merry go round, to venture away from the direction of the smoke. Otherwise i enjoyed it very much. Folks, if anybody can, please try to cook this way at least once in a lifetime, it is fun.


Milk                   -     2.5 ltr
Sugar                  -    400gms
Cream of  Tartar       -    1 tsp
Liquid Glucos          -    1 tbsp

Boil the milk in a big vessel. The milk tends to boil over, since the heat from a firewood stove is much higher than a normal gas stove. When the milk boils for five minutes, add cream of tartar and wait till it curdles. Cook it with the water. When all the moisture is absorbed, add sugar and allow it to caramelize a bit. When it becomes a nice brown color. remove from heat and add the liquid glucose. One must wonder that i didn't add any flavouring. There was a subtle smoky flavour that i liked very much. That is the reason for no extra flavouring..Try it, you won't regret making it. 

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