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Old 09-13-2008, 11:52 PM   #1
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Question Can I substitute skim milk for regular milk?

Hi guys,
I don't know too much about cooking so I was wondering if I can substitute skim milk for regular full cream milk in a cake recipe? And if so, should I add anything else to the recipe to make up for the lack of texture/flavour? I only have skim milk in the fridge :(

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Old 09-14-2008, 02:30 AM   #2
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I've never had a problem subtituting with skim milk in cake/scone/biscuit recipes, they always turn out fine.

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Old 09-14-2008, 04:01 AM   #3
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Me either, batter up..........:)
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Old 09-14-2008, 06:35 PM   #4
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:40 PM   #5
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For 1 cup whole milk - 1 cup (240 ml) skim milk plus 2 tablespoons (25 grams) melted butter or margarine
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Old 09-18-2008, 07:59 PM   #6
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i wouldn't substitute if it's an older recipe.
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:10 PM   #7
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Skim milk is fine for bakng.

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