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Old 08-28-2009, 11:41 AM   #1
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Can I substitute instant milk for regular milk in pastry cream recipe?

I found a recipe on allrecipes.com to make pastry cream because I wanted to finish some milk I have that will expire soon. We don't usually drink fresh milk at home because we prefer soy milk. So, if I buy milk for baking, the rest may end up going to waste... :(

So, I really like the pastry cream that I made, and I want to make some more. But I have used up all the milk. Can I substitute instant milk for regular milk? We keep powder milk at home because I use it to make bread.

Here's the recipe:
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pinch salt
I should be able to make milk from the powder, and use that instead, right?

Thanks in advance!


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Old 08-28-2009, 11:45 AM   #2
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It should work fine.

Instant milk is usually skim isn't it? There's enough other fat in the recipe that that shouldn't make a difference.

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Old 08-28-2009, 11:53 AM   #3
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Thank you...!!!
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:35 PM   #5
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You can also make your pastry cream with soy milk. It works just like milk. I use it all the time.
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