How to heat milk without it catching on the bottom of the pan

How to heat milk without it catching on the bottom of the pan
Very often when you heat milk in a saucepan, it forms at the bottom of the pan (especially if the milk boiled) a sticky and brown bottom of milk that burned and attached. To avoid this here is a very simple and very effective tip.
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

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You will need:
  • 1 water 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 milk 250 ml milk
  • Total weight: 265 grams

How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
1 min.1 min.

Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 1 min.
How to heat milk without it catching on the bottom of the pan : Photo of step #1
You need to rinse the pan with cold water, leaving about a tablespoonful in the pan, this water will form a kind of protective laye,r between milk and pan.

Then pour in milk without drying the pan.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
198 Kcal or 829 Kj13 gr9 gr13 gr
10 %5 %1 %2 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
75 Kcal or 314 Kj5 gr3 gr5 gr
4 %2 %<1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk
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  • Maybe you made a mistake when weighing, if your dough is too liquid it probably lacks cornstarch?
    Posted by jh march 16th 2022 at 17:53 (n° 2)
  • I followed a recipe for fish balls containing squid, prawns, coriander, egg and cornflour. Unfortunately, despite leaving for 24 hours to firm up, it hasn't, and they are still squishy. As this recipe has to be formed into balls and coated with flavoured breadcrumbs to be fried. How can I get the mixture to firm up? I'm at my wits-end and do not want to throw it away. Squid and prawns are not cheap!
    Posted by ex jenny march 16th 2022 at 11:52 (n° 1)
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