Processing dishes that are given coconut milk or coconut milk is indeed a favorite, especially parents who prefer dishes with a lot of sauce. Various cakes and snacks that use coconut milk are liked by all people because it tastes more delicious. But we are lazy to shred it with the excuse of fear that their fingers are exposed to sharply grated teeth.
In this easy-going modern era there have been various kinds of coconut milk which are ready to be used without us struggling to grind it. But if the processing is not right the food feels normal. Processing the dishes is said to be delicious depending on the thickness and the lack of coconut milk.
How to process good coconut milk is as follows:
- If you want to make your own, you should use old coconut and scrape the coconut skin so that the coconut milk is thick and thick, besides the coconut milk has a pure white appearance.
- We recommend that you squeeze using hot water then let stand for 5 minutes then squeeze. Squeeze take the coconut milk.
- Homemade coconut milk must be cooked right away because it doesn’t last long. The fix after being squeezed should be boiled immediately with a little salt while continuing to stir so that the coconut milk does not break.
Making your own coconut milk takes time to grate it. For those of you who are busy, it is better when there is free time to grind and squeeze it and then boil it with a little salt and cool it. After it has completely cooled, pour the coconut milk in the plastic into several pieces and store it in the freezer. Remove the coconut milk if you want to use it and let it sit for a while to melt. Coconut milk stored in this way can last approximately 1 month.
Santan sold in the market is not only one type, but there are several types. Among them:
Instant Coconut Milk
This coconut milk has a very thick texture than ordinary coconut milk. If you want to use it needs to be dissolved with water according to the needs we want. But unfortunately this coconut milk is not appropriate for this type of cuisine because this instant coconut milk if cooked / in the cooking can not thicken and not remove oil. And precisely if used in making various cakes so that the cake tastes delicious.
Pure coconut milk is coconut milk produced from grated original coconut which is old. Young or old coconuts also produce coconut milk but only a little and less thick and the older the coconut the more coconut milk. Pure coconut milk can be used for all types of dishes and all types of cakes. But unfortunately this coconut milk is directly used because it cannot last long.
Coconut milk powder
This type of coconut milk, including instant coconut milk, is only powder. This coconut milk is made from a mixture of coconut and starch which has gone through a drying process. This coconut milk needs to be brewed if you want to use it.
Those are the kinds of coconut milk and proper processing methods. May be useful.