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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeDec 20th, 2010 6:36pm (Dec 20th 2010) edited
    Nanny Norths coconut ice

    Metric / Imperial

    225g condensed milk / 8oz condensed milk
    325g icing sugar / 12oz icing sugar
    !75g desiccated coconut / 6oz desiccated coconut

    Mix all the ingredients together

    Colour half pale pink

    shape into bars and allow to dry

    Wrap in baking parchment if wanted as gifts

    Or store in an airtight tub

    Eat and enjoy
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeDec 20th, 2010 6:39pm (Dec 20th 2010)
    You can make a chocolate version just omit the pink colouring and add I tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder to the mix.
    I used a tad to much pink in mine this time.
    It is quite a stiff mixture so once I have it almost mixed I knead it together with my hands.
    • CommentTimeDec 20th, 2010 9:02pm (Dec 20th 2010)
    Thanks NN. I think I'll have a go at that tomorrow! Does it keep for long?
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 21st, 2010 3:58pm (Dec 21st 2010)
    It looks yum!:drool:
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 21st, 2010 4:00pm (Dec 21st 2010)
    Posted By: nanny north 8oz condensed milk

    How do you weigh milk?
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeDec 21st, 2010 5:33pm (Dec 21st 2010) edited
    I tells you how much on the tin. I assume this means "fluid" oz., which is volume rather than weight. Though the metric is in grams! I may be wrong.

    I once went to a new Mum's home to see her feeding her new baby with a FULL 8oz bottle of milk.
    On gentle questioning I found she had used her cooking jug to measure the water for the mix..
    She had measured out the ounces from the flour part of the jug!
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 21st, 2010 6:09pm (Dec 21st 2010)
    Sort of thing I'd's genetic; Dad once made the washing all slimy by adding the Comfort without using his reading glasses. One CUPFUL makes the washing capful would have been just right.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeDec 21st, 2010 9:29pm (Dec 21st 2010)
    I got a touch of deja vu I am sure we have had this weigh milk conversation before CC. I think the answer is very carefully so you don't spill it ha ha.

    I use the squeezy bottles now and just weigh the amount needed in my scales the same as all the other ingredients and it all turnes out fine.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd, 2010 11:30am (Dec 22nd 2010) edited
    Well it's done NN I made the cocnut ice, I went a bit heavy on the colouring but seeing as it's Christmas I dont mind.
    One plate for the girls at the vet clinic and some for son and daughter in law and some for Brian.
    It looks very pretty.
    I remember my brother used to pinch mums condensed milk and eat it out of the tube. I only see it in tins now.
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd, 2010 3:35pm (Dec 22nd 2010)
    When my ex boyfriend's family moved house they found 14 teaspoons down the back of the fridge as all 4 boys used to dib into the perpetually open tin of condensed milk in the fridge and then hide the evidence...
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd, 2010 7:20pm (Dec 22nd 2010)
    Well done Julie on making the coconut ice, I was heavy handed with the colouring as well this year, it still tasts good though. I hope every one enjoys it as much as we do.

    We used to only be able to get the tins, but they now do the squeezy bottles, they have a bit more in them than the tins and were the same price so I got the bottles instead. Grandad North loves condensed milk on bread and butter like you would have jam.
    My Brother and I used to get huge finger fulls of condensed milk when we used to go to my Grandmas house. She had a huge old fashioned larder with a cold slab, It was like a small room and we used to sneak in and raid the tin !! Don't sound very healthy to me now but certainlky didn't bother us any then !!!!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd, 2010 7:23pm (Dec 22nd 2010)
    Oh Kate I am sorry I don't know how long it keeps for as it gets eaten up so quickly.
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd, 2010 9:02pm (Dec 22nd 2010)
    That's OK, was just wondering in case its only me that eats it! I never had condensed milk, I never drink milk (but I do have it on cereal) but think my nan used to have it on fruit on a Sunday afternoon.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2010 7:48pm (Dec 23rd 2010)
    It used to be evaporated milk for on fruit if I remember rightly. Condensed milk is totally different. Peggy across the road from me still has evaporated milk in her tea and coffee. It was a real suprise to me first time I had coffee at her house !!!
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2010 8:57pm (Dec 23rd 2010)
    Ah yes, of course. Don't know exactly what either of them is, but it's clearly written on the tin so that's what matters!!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2010 9:19pm (Dec 23rd 2010) edited
    Here you go Kate I googled it for you

    Condensed milk is a sweet mixture that's created when milk has half of its water removed and then has sugar added to it. You can use condensed milk in desserts, but not in sauces and savory dishes.

    Evaporated milk is simply unsweetened condensed milk, with no added sugar. You can use it as a low-fat substitute for half-and-half, light cream or coffee cream. To substitute evaporated for regular milk in recipes, use 1/2 cup evaporated milk and 1/2 cup water for each cup of milk. Or for a richer, creamier dish, skip the water and substitute evaporated milk directly for milk.

    Because of their difference in sweetness, though, evaporated and condensed milks are not interchangeable
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2010 9:44pm (Dec 23rd 2010)
    Ah, so sugar is the answer!!! Thanks NN!
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 24th, 2010 7:42pm (Dec 24th 2010)
    I love friend calls it dented milk, as they only got dented tins that were cheap as her ma wouldn't pay full price! Eric calls it exasperated milk...:)
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2011 9:12pm (Dec 23rd 2011)
    Hey Lee I have already posted up the coconut ice recipe, I had a feeling that I might have done so had a search and Lo and behold here it is. Hopefully it will be bumped up to the top now.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2011 9:24pm (Dec 23rd 2011)
    Thank you NN looks nice and easy to start with again :face-smile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2011 9:29pm (Dec 23rd 2011)
    Yes have a go it truly is easy and well worth it cos the taste is much better than the bought stuff.............. I just asked Grandad North if it is Christmas now and he said yes so I cracked open the box of turkish delight !!!!!!!
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2011 9:34pm (Dec 23rd 2011)
    Turkish Delight mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm now that is something i have not had for a very long time my shopping list is getting very long for tomorrow !!!! :face-smile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2011 9:39pm (Dec 23rd 2011)
    We only have it at christmas so it is a nice treat. I had forgotten just how sweet it is though, made me yearn for a coffee !!! We got all our shopping done now thank goodness.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2011 9:45pm (Dec 23rd 2011)
    Just made me and Sara a Baileys like you said it is Christmas!!!!!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2011 9:50pm (Dec 23rd 2011)
    It is rare for me to have a alcoholic drink But I do like a Bailys or a Tia maria at Christmas. I used to drink a fair bit years ago, it just doesn't agree with me nowadays.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2011 9:51pm (Dec 23rd 2011)
    Posted By: nanny northit just doesn't agree with me nowadays.

    I wish it didn't agree with me NN :face-devil-grin:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2011 9:58pm (Dec 23rd 2011)
    It is a nuisance sometimes though Lee like when we go out people get quite offended if you refuse a drink so I usually just say sorry I am on medication. I used to love a drink as well. I loved a smoke too and only gave up cos I couldn't aford it any more.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2011 10:02pm (Dec 23rd 2011)
    Yes NN i loved a smoke to i could start again right now you never lose it but its been 8 years since i gave up so would not through that all away now and i do feel much better for it.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2011 10:05pm (Dec 23rd 2011) edited
    Same here Lee, it is after a nice meal or with mid morning coffee it hits me worse I have been given up for six years now.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2011 10:09pm (Dec 23rd 2011)
    You could always come running with me NN I need a new running partner !!!!!!! :face-smile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2011 10:14pm (Dec 23rd 2011)
    I used to run every morning before work Lee but that was many moons ago when I used to sky dive and race land yachts. Trouble now is.... time I ran over to your house I would be to cream crackerd to go on the run !!!!!!
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2011 10:19pm (Dec 23rd 2011)
    Trouble is NN i have just made myself Crumpets with Marmite on so niceeeeeeeeeeeeee
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2011 10:31pm (Dec 23rd 2011)
    I can not have crumpets now cos the the gluten in them but adore marmite and have it most days on my gluten free crackers.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2011 10:40pm (Dec 23rd 2011)
    Marmite must have been made in Heaven NN it is the very best i have a feeling that my 16 year old son,s Girl friend Daisy has bought me for Christmas the Marmite recipe book !!!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2011 10:43pm (Dec 23rd 2011) edited
    oooo that sounds like a nice gift you will be able to share a recipe or two from that I am sure !!! I always use marmite to flavour a steak and kidney pudding in stead of oxo, Nice combination that,
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2011 10:44pm (Dec 23rd 2011)
    I have a jar of Vegemite, just to go along with my veggie friends. Then I realised it has an awful lot of airmiles as it's all made in Aussie! Wont be having any more of that.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2011 10:45pm (Dec 23rd 2011)
    Yes its about time i shared a recipe with you NN its always you doing the work.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2011 10:53pm (Dec 23rd 2011)
    I have had vegimite before Ollie but it was a long time ago, it was a funny gift from a friend. I did see some in the super market the other day funnily enough.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2011 10:56pm (Dec 23rd 2011)
    I have never tasted Vegimite what does it taste like ?? and be honest :face-smile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2011 10:59pm (Dec 23rd 2011)
    I can not really remember lee as it was a long while back. I don't think it was as good as marmite. Ollie might be able to tell you.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd, 2012 4:47am (Jan 2nd 2012) edited
    Posted By: ollie in UKI have a jar of Vegemite, just to go along with my veggie friends. Then I realised it has an awful lot of airmiles as it's all made in Aussie! Wont be having any more of that.

    Yikes, Vegemite is heavenly we love it here, i simply cant stand marmite it seems you like one or the other. Why is it no good if it's flown to you Ollie?:biggrin:
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd, 2012 12:42pm (Jan 2nd 2012)
    It's to do with all the carbon footprint and what-have-you; we have Marmite, so why have something almost the same that's helped to produce all that carbon being flown here.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd, 2012 5:56am (Jan 3rd 2012)
    oh I see what you mean.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 4th, 2012 6:44pm (Jan 4th 2012)
    only on hencam can you go from coconut ice to vegimite in such a few posts ha ha
    • CommentTimeJan 5th, 2012 6:55pm (Jan 5th 2012)

    Keeper of the hens

    It's a talent of ours :smile:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJan 5th, 2012 7:01pm (Jan 5th 2012)
    Posted By: nanny northonly on hencam can you go from coconut ice to vegimite in such a few posts ha ha

    I have no idea what either one of them are..we don't have them over here.
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2012 5:59pm (Jan 6th 2012)
    For coconut ice, see NN's original recipe at the top. I don't know trhat anyone knows what Vegemite is - vegetable extract, I spose!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2012 8:39pm (Jan 6th 2012)
    Yeast Extract , Salt , Potassium Chloride , Malt Extract (from Barley) , Colour (E150d) (contains Preservative (Sulphur Dioxide)) , Vegetable Extract (contains Onion, Celery) , Niacin , Thamine , Riboflavin , Folic Acid .

    Beef Stock (43%) , Yeast Extract (24%) , Salt , Colour (E150c) , Waxy Maize Starch , Dehydrated Beef (1.3%) , Flavour Enhancer (Disodium 5'-ribonucleotides) , Lactic Acid , Niacin , Thiamin , Riboflavin , Folic Acid , Spice Extracts (contains celery) , Vitamin B12 .


    Yeast Extract , Salt , Vegetable Extract , Niacin , Thiamin , Spice Extracts (contains Celery) , Riboflavin , Folic Acid , Vitamin B12 .

    All yummy when used sparingly.

    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJan 7th, 2012 7:12pm (Jan 7th 2012)
    Thanks, CC & Ollie for it's something to spread on toast or crackers..but what does it taste like? That might be too hard to explain, as you don't really know what we use over here.
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 7th, 2012 7:44pm (Jan 7th 2012)
    You don't have an equivalent Lynn. That's why I have to post it to my friend in exile in Florida!
    • CommentTimeJan 7th, 2012 8:46pm (Jan 7th 2012)

    Keeper of the hens

    Marmite; you either love it or you hate it...apart from me, I don't mind it haha :tooth:

    It's kind Like, zingy. And has a gloopy slimy texture if you eat globs of it (yeah, I'm weird). Most people put it on toast and spread it really thin, as it is quite a strong taste. Lyle *hates* it.

    Marmite is very good for vegans and veggies actually, it has a lot of good stuff in, especially B12 which can be hard to find elsewhere.

    Never had vegemite. Had Bovril at a friend's once when I was at primary school...didn't realise it had beef in, damn I was a veggie then!! :laugh:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJan 8th, 2012 8:11pm (Jan 8th 2012)
    They taste very salty...

    Programme on tv today, this guy made his own yeast extract using just yeast salt and water. It wasn't quite a match for the commercial ones but a good try!