After making the last caramel slice I had half a tin of condensed milk to use up. Nothing irritates me more than wasting half a tin of something because I only needed a portion in a recipe.
After a quick google search I found this little recipe and it turned out to be a real winner.
I made a cup for one using 1 tea bag and some grated ginger in a tea infuser, straight in a cup of hot water. I then adding a couple of dessert spoons of the condensed milk after removing the ginger and teabag.
It was really good, I was surprised how good. Needless to say there is little of the condensed milk left now, maybe enough for another cup later on today.
Sweet and warming it is perfect for a cold blustery day, or even just a comfort for those days you need a cuddle and no one else is around.
Stretched tea (why the name? no idea…)
2 English breakfast tea bags
2cm piece fresh ginger, peeled, thinly sliced
2 cups boiling water
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
Place tea, ginger and boiling water in a heatproof jug.
Set aside for 5 minutes for flavours to develop.
Strain into a large heatproof jug. Add milk. Stir to combine.
If desired, to froth: Carefully pour mixture into another large, heatproof jug.
Carefully pour mixture back into other jug. Repeat 6 times until frothy.