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Old 09-26-2007, 01:37 PM   #1
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Milk instead of Cream?

In a snap, does 1% milk work alright if you don't have cream on hand to make a sauce with? I know it's not a perfect subsititute, but was just wondering if it will at least work somewhat.

I'm making a mushroom sauce, btw.

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Old 09-26-2007, 01:40 PM   #2
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It will work but it won't be as rich. You might add a little extra butter, not margarine to your sauce to add some richness.
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Old 09-26-2007, 01:41 PM   #3
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It will work but it won't be as rich. You might add a little extra butter, not margarine to your sauce to add some richness.
ditto
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Old 09-26-2007, 01:53 PM   #4
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Basically - use 2 parts milk to 1 part butter .... so for 1 Cup cream you would use 2/3 Cup milk and 1/3 Cup butter (no margarine - real butter).
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Old 09-26-2007, 02:03 PM   #5
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Okay...well that's an easy answer. Thanks!
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Old 09-26-2007, 02:39 PM   #6
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1% milk works all the time for me. Just add in some butter and flour to make it a rich, creamy and thick sauce. If you have evaporated milk on hand, you might want to give that a try as it's creamier than regular milk.
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Old 09-26-2007, 02:56 PM   #7
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My mom always used skim milk to cook with instead of cream, and tho her results were not as rich, no one ever complained, and she never compensated for the loss of fat.

Guess it worked! She lived to be 94, and my dad, 96!
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Old 09-26-2007, 03:25 PM   #8
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Because cream has enough fat to give the sauce a rich flavor and thick consistancy, you have to add a considerable amount of butter to compensate for the loss of fat when using skim milk. You aren't gaining a thing since you are just trading the fat and cholesterol in butter for what you don't have in skim milk.
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Old 09-26-2007, 03:29 PM   #9
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If you have any skim milk powder add that in with the milk and it will help too.
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