Here's what happened. Wendy gave a challenge and I took it. This is my 2nd attempt with 2 tries. Both successful. The last attempt I did it 5 times. All failed.
For both attempts, I used the same brand of milk. Pasteurized and homogenized. Milk content includes Fat 3.6g/100ml and Protein 3.1g/100ml.
So, what changed?
This time round, I used old ginger. Yup, I used young ginger previously and have indeed proven that it simply couldn't work. The older the better as the juice is more concentrated and yellowish.
Beijing TV clip on this pouring "impact", joking that though it's called 姜汁撞奶 (Ginger Juice Hit/Bump Milk), in actual fact, only 奶撞姜汁 (Milk Hit/Bump Ginger Juice) will work. How corny.
And not sure if this helped too but this time round, I measured accurately the amount of ginger juice I used with a weighing scale instead of going by the spoon since I need to pour the milk at one go. Again, I can't use too much milk in this little experiment of mine or else dear Hubby will not have enough milk for his breakfast and I will feel really bad if that happens. So, I stuck to the ratio of 1 portion of ginger juice vs 8 portions of milk and used only 5ml of ginger juice to 40ml of milk with a very small amount of sugar (personal taste).
Now, I can officially claimed that I can make ginger milk curd! *beam beam*
Incidentally, Germany was successful too tonight and scored a glorious 4 goals vs Argentina. ;)
The floating spoon
Ginger Milk Curd
(makes one small 3.5inch ramekin)
80ml full cream fresh milk
10ml old ginger juice
sugar to taste (I used only 1/3 tsp. We are not sweet eaters.)
Note: As long as the ratio of ginger juice vs milk is 1:8, any amount should be fine. But do make sure the ingredients are measured first so that you can pour the milk in one swift go.
- Set aside ginger juice in the ramekin or any serving container.
- Bring milk to boil and add sugar. Stirring constantly to prevent a skin from forming and milk from burning.
- Off heat and stir for 10 seconds to cool milk slightly.
- Pour milk at one go from a height of at least 10cm above the ramekin.
- The curd should set about 10-15mins and we are done!