Milk in the Kitchen

SAVEUR magazine brings you a collection of 10 recipes where dairy takes center stage. Milk, buttermilk, and cream play starring roles in cardamom buttermilk pie, rice pudding, panna cotta, three milks cake (tres leches cake), and some savory surprises.

French Baked Toast with Cream and Eggs
French Baked Toast with Cream and Eggs
This classic French meal of baked, cream-soaked toast and eggs is deceptively simple (and scalable) but lavish. Named for the Alpine region of Bresse, which is best known to the culinary world for its exceptional chickens, the dish is practical country cooking at its finest. As it bakes, the cream soaks into the bread and thickens to a rich sauce right on the platter, resulting in a savory French toast. Get the recipe for French Baked Toast with Cream and Eggs »Matt Taylor-Gross
Fennel Baked in Milk
Fennel Baked in Milk
In this creamy dish, the fennel is braised in milk until it becomes tender. Get the recipe for Fennel Baked in MilkTodd Coleman
Buttermilk Panna Cotta
Buttermilk Panna Cotta
Buttermilk adds a bright tang to a simple vanilla panna cotta, adapted from a recipe in Claudia Fleming's The Last Course. See the recipe for Buttermilk Panna Cotta »Ben Fink
Sevaya Kheer (Vermicelli Milk Pudding)
Sevaya Kheer (Vermicelli Milk Pudding)
Home cook Yamini Joshi gave us the recipe for this Punjabi dessert of cardamom-spiced milk bolstered by toasted vermicelli noodles, dried fruit, and nuts. See the recipe for Sevaya Kheer (Vermicelli Milk Pudding)Ingalls Photography
Tamil-Style Sweet Rice Pudding
Sweet Rice Pudding
This luscious rice pudding adorned with cashews and raisins, is reason to celebrate in Pongal, India. See the recipe for Tamil-Style Sweet Rice PuddingIngalls Photography
Tres Leches Cake
Tres Leches
Popular throughout Latin America, this milk-soaked cake is thought to have originated in Nicaragua. Get the recipe for Tres Leches Cake »Matt Taylor-Gross
Fluffy Milk Bread
Fluffy Milk Bread
An ethereally fluffy, generously buttery, and delightfully squishable loaf. Get the recipe for Fluffy Milk BreadMatt Taylor-Gross
Buttermilk Pasta
Buttermilk Pasta
Finish your fettuccine in buttermilk for this rich and tangy winter dish. Get the recipe for Buttermilk PastaMatt Taylor-Gross
Hot Milk Cake with Vanilla Buttercream
Hot Milk Cake with Vanilla Buttercream
Scalded milk produces a moist texture in this simple Virginian dessert, an ivory-hued cake that's so straightforward it's often referred to, even in vintage cookbooks, as "old-fashioned." Get the recipe for Hot Milk Cake with Vanilla ButtercreamAndre Baranowski
Brazilian Fish and Coconut Milk Stew
Moqueca
Moqueca, a traditional Brazilian fish stew, takes different forms throughout the country; this version, from Bahia, originally made with a local fish, is enriched with coconut milk and palm oil, a traditionally West African cooking fat. Its vibrant red color is the product of a high concentration of beta carotene. If you can't find it, coconut oil makes a fine, albeit colorless, substitute. Get the recipe for Brazilian Fish and Coconut Milk Stew »Ted Cavanaugh