I have been (or felt) super busy this week. I just got called as a counselor in the Primary Presidency in my ward.... and the President JUST had a baby girl (hooray!) so I have been scrambling to come up with Sharing Time and Singing Time lessons/ideas. And with Paul gone to Youth Conference all of last weekend, well I'm just worn out. So this week for Foodie Friday I am going to cheap ever-so-slightly.... I just have a kind of follow-up to one of my past recipes. (*Sorry*)
Remember this yummy caramel fondue or ice cream topping?
Well, one secret I didn't share with you was that I didn't use the Sweetened Condensed Milk like the recipe calls for. *Gasp* Me? Use a substitute? Never! (note the sarcasm...). haha. I didn't have a can of Eagle Brand Milk in my pantry. I thought that I did and so I started the recipe.... and, well, I didn't. So I did the next best thing -I Googled substitutes and found this.
Condensed Milk Substitute:
1 cup instant dry milk
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup boiling water
3 tbsp melted butter
It says to blend it all in a blender, BUT I DIDN"T. Shocking, I know. I just whisked it really well and used it in the recipe the same as I normally would. It turned out great -I couldn't even tell the difference. Not sure how it would compare on it's own, but in this recipe it works! Yay!
Gotta love SUBSTITUTIONS in baking. I know I do! And I'm sure all of you know that by now too -since I tend to substitute or "guess" a lot.
Anyway, hope you all have a great weekend! I promise to have some more posts lined up for next week. Anyone celebrating Cinco de Mayo? I didn't get a chance to make a pinata this year, but I plan to STUFF myself with some PULLED PORK ENCHILADAS on Saturday (that to come).