Originally Posted by jpinmaryland
I made two batches and both of them came out pretty well. I didnt use the dried milk powder and I wonder difference it would have made. I used hemp milk as well as the ricotta. One tip that seems to make the process a lot shorter is to first heat the shredded carrots and some milk in a microwave for some 5-8 min. (recipes vary). This sort of speeds up the cooking process because I recall the last time I made this it took some two hours. Then cook down the ricotta then put the carrots/ricotta together for sautee'ing with clarified butter. some recipes call for adding the sugar last and most put it in when everything goes into the skillet/sautee step.
Q: what difference does the milk powder make to all this?
I don't know what difference the milk powder would make, but it would cancel out, I would think, using soy or hemp milk if you are trying to avoid using a lactose-based milk. I looked up a recipe for this and I have to say, it didn't "ring my bell." I'm guessing this is an acquired taste.