Bacoroni Pie, made from Real Fresh Milk!

Friday, 23 August 2013

I have been thinking of transitioning Caden from Formula milk to fresh milk now that he's 30 months old. The kid loves his milk, but he is very particular to its taste as well. I have tried to introduce several brands of fresh milk to him, but he has so far rejected all.

Recently, I received special milk delivery from Greenfields.


I have seen the brand at supermarkets and used at a popular coffee chain, but I have not tried it because the husband and I are not really fond of milk. I welcomed the opportunity to try this range of milk namely for a few reasons.

Greenfields integrated dairy farm is built on the slopes of Gunung Kawi, a mountain in East Java, Indonesia, located approximately 1,200m above sea level. Fresh milk can be delivered in the shortest time possible from the farm to Asian countries. The farm is also designed to accommodate more than 6,000 cows, and boasts a fully automated system so as to ensure that there is minimal risk of contamination via handling.

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Greenfields take pride in only providing pure 'honest' fresh milk, without any additives, hormones, antibiotics, permeates or flavouring. So what you get is simply milk from source! In addition to that, Greenfields milk is single pasteurised. Pasteurisation is the process of eliminating harmful bacteria in milk so that it can be kept fresh longer, however, this results in most beneficial bacteria and enzymes present to be eliminated as well. Due to the geographical proximity of Greenfields' dairy farm, there is no necessity to double pasteurise the milk, which is what many imported fresh milk to Singapore is subjected to.

Most of us are wary of milk from China, but 'fresh' milk from far off countries like Australia and New Zealand is subject to such long shipping durations that a second pasteurization is necessary to eliminate any bacteria which may have formed during the journey here. Bacterial contamination can also happen when milk is transported from milking centres to processing plants, but at Greenfields, this risk is greatly minimised because the milking, processing and packing centres are located within one integrated dairy.

The 'Happy Cows' at Greenfields' dairy farm feed on a specially formulated diet which consists of, among other things - king grass available in abundant supply locally, as well as specialised corn.

I find that Greenfields' fresh milk doesn't have the 'artificial taste' which a lot of other 'fresh' milk have, perhaps because there is nothing added into the milk. I have never really taken note of the contents stated in fresh milk packets, but I was pleased to see that Greenfields has only just that - Fresh Milk.


The hubs loves the chocolate malt milk, and mentioned that it doesn't have that cloyingly sweet chocolate taste many chocolate flavoured fresh milk has. True to form, it is labelled as Chocolate Malt 'Milk Beverage' because although its base is fresh milk, other components have been added into it. The Mookid drank a small glass by himself, too - which is the first time he's ever drunk any other milk (as it is) apart from formula without any complaints!


With so many products now coming from dubious origins, understanding how and where exactly Greenfields milk is derived is a welcome relief, especially for us parents. Additives and substances present in products, even in minute quantities can have long term effects. Fresh milk is not only good for health, but it can also be used in cooking and baking.

Greenfields fresh milk is also free of flavouring, and makes it a perfect choice for dishes which calls for milk as an ingredient. It doesn't interfere with the taste which can render the final product too 'milky'.

I used the fresh milk to make a bacon and macaroni pie, and even my Mum, who doesn't like milk - gave it a thumbs up!

MummyMoo's Bacoroni Pie

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time:  1 h 10 minutes
Yields: 1 x 9 inch square or round pan

Ingredients

  • 300 gr streaky bacon, sliced
  • 300 gr elbow macaroni
  • 350 g spam / luncheon meat (1 can), diced
  • 1 block / 500g of cheddar cheese, diced
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 800 ml / 3 cups of Greenfields fresh milk
  • 2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

1. Prepare ingredients. You can do this beforehand and keep in the fridge so as to save time. Cook elbow macaroni for about 15 - 20 min, or until it turns soft.


2. Whisk eggs, milk, nutmeg, flour, salt and pepper. Set aside.


3. Line a 9 inch square pan (or a round tin) with parchment paper.


4. Put ingredients alternately in layers, and cover completely with the milk mixture.


5. Do this until the pan is filled to the brim, and scatter breadcrumbs atop the pie.


6. Bake in a preheated oven at 140 deg C for 1 h and 10 min.


There you have it... a Bacoroni pie, made with all the goodness of fresh, honest milk!




Greenfields milk is available at leading supermarkets and 7-11 convenient stores. Fresh Milk, High Calcium Low Fat, High Calcium Skimmed milk and Chocolate Malt comes in 1 litre packs (S$3.25) and Fresh milk 200ml and Chocolate Malt 200ml-only in 7-11 convenient store (S$1.50). Fresh Milk , High Calcium Low Fat also comes in 2 litres bottle (S$5.95), and 1 litre packs, and High Calcium Skimmed Milk only comes in 1 litre packs.

Buy any 2 x 2-litre Bottles or 3 x 1-litre Packs to get your free limited edition double walled cup. Promotion is valid from 12 August, while stocks last and available at major supermarkets and hypermarkets nationwide. Limited to four cups in a single receipt.



Disclaimer: This is an advertorial for Greenfields Singapore. While I was compensated and milk products provided for a first hand user experience, all opinions (and recipe!) is 100% my own.

2 comments :

  1. I have a soft spot for baked pies, will try this for sure!!

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