Recipe: Milk Cake

Recipe: Milk Cake
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  • 1-2 Tbsp cream
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 liter milk
  • 100 gm sugar
  • 1/2 tsp tartaric powder
  • Silver leaf
  • 6-8 threads of saffron soaked in 1 Tbsp water
  • Dry fruits
  • lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp green cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp corn flour


  • Boil the milk; add tartaric powder, pinch by pinch, with the lemon juice until the milk begins to curdle.
  • Reduce liquid by half. Stir in sugar. Continue cooking until mixture thickens.
  • Sprinkle in corn flour, dissolved in a little extra milk.
  • Simmer for a further 3-4 minutes. Stir in saffron.
  • Spread out onto a greased tray in a layer 1 1/2 ” thick; or on a transparency sheet. Cool.
  • Decorate with silver leaf, cardamom powder, dried fruit and a drizzle of cream before serving.