Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Froth it!

I received a few questions regarding the frother/creamer. Here is a little tutorial. Probably more than you ever wanted to know.

Fill the frother about 1/4 or less with your favourite milk. Don't fill it up more than that as the milk will expand when you froth it. Then heat it on the stove until you can see little bubbles forming.

Take it off the heat and put the plunger back on. Vigorously move plunger up and down until the milk takes on the desired texture. I like it fairly thick.

You can have little peeks - just lift the lid a little bit. It also gives you the opportunity to have a little rest.
That's the texture I like, but as I said, it's up to you.

All you now have to do is to pour your frothy milk into your coffee or espresso. You can do quite a bit of cappuccino art, just by pouring it a certain way. Do a search on YouTube and you'll see what I mean. Or do a search for 'coffee art' in your favourite search engine. It's absolutely amazing, but not necessary for the enjoyment of your delicious afternoon coffee.

Fill 'er up as much or little as you like.

Then serve with your preferred tasty morsel.

We had quite a few leftovers from the weekend. Leftover trifle and custard/berry cake. Enjoy!


Maggie said...

Any chance of you posting the custard berry cake, it looks great.

Veggie Gnome said...

It's a ripper of a cake and I would love to share the recipe.
Unfortunately, I had to promise my friend who gave me the recipe that I would not pass it on to anybody. Any other recipe - you'd be very welcome to it. Sorry!