As mentioned in my last post, my biggest worry at the moment is not having fresh milk. Sometimes I find the only way to tackle things I’m afraid of is to jump right in so on Saturday I headed off to Bulk Inn in search of package free milk powder. I have to admit I was a bit dismayed when I found some as part of me was hoping I could write this one off as not feasible.
I followed Anchor Milk’s instructions on making up the milk
One part powder to 4 parts cold water.Then add slowly while whisking.
After a night refrigerating, I used the ‘milk’ to make pancakes and in my coffee. the Pancakes turned out no worse than normal – (Not my forte) – but the milk was a bit weak for my coffee.
Today I tried just adding powder to coffee. Umm, not so good… It didn’t dissolve well and left a gritty texture to the coffee. I think I’ll go back to the ‘bottle’ method but try a 1:3 ratio rather than a 1:4.
While writing this I remembered that I have come across powdered milk before. In 2005 I spent 3 and a half months travelling in South America and with the exception of Rio de Janeiro, coffee was generally a sachet of Nescafe and some powdered milk. When you’ve no other choice it becomes pretty easy to accept. Failing that, I suppose I’d better get used to black coffee or convert to herbal tea.
My tour mates warming up with hot drinks (with powdered milk) on a freezing cold night on the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia – October 2005
In conclusion I was right to be worried and I have to admit not having fresh milk really is a sacrifice.
Let’s hope the email yesterday from the fresh food manager at Moore Wilsons . bodes well for a plastic free fresh milk supply sooner rather than later.
“I have today emailed Aunt Jeans to enquire about stocking their milk; I will let you know how it progresses.”