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Old 12-10-2007, 03:17 PM   #1
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No Milk in the house...

Hey everyone,

I have a quick question.

I'm in the mood to bake some cookies or something, but we have no milk. We got about an inch of freezing rain and ice everywhere, so there's no chance of running to the store. I have evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, buttermilk, and a little bit of half and half.

Will any of these work as a substitution for regular milk?

Thanks everyone..

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Old 12-10-2007, 03:21 PM   #2
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Evap. milk could be diluted to the approx. level of regular milk.

Sweet. Cond. milk has added sugar snd that would through off your recipe.

Buttermilk would add a little tangy flavor to cookies but could work

Half and half also could be used.
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Old 12-10-2007, 03:22 PM   #3
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Look at the eveporated milk can. I seem to remember that you can add water in equal volume to get the equivalent of whole milk, but I don't have any on hand to check it.
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Old 12-10-2007, 03:28 PM   #4
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Dummy me.. I should've looked to see if it said anything about that..

It says when using for cooking, in placeof milk, dilute with an equal amount of water to produce the quantity required..

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Old 12-10-2007, 05:10 PM   #5
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That's one reason I always keep a can or two about. But I also like the flavor in coffee.
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Old 12-10-2007, 07:51 PM   #6
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I have a gorgeous chocolate chip biscuit (cookie) recipe that takes condensed milk if that helps?
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Old 12-10-2007, 07:55 PM   #7
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There are lots and lots of cookies you could make that don't need milk at all.
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Old 12-10-2007, 08:04 PM   #8
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Evaporated milk has a different flavor than fresh milk. It can be thinned, but just doesn't taste the same. You can heat the sweetened, condensed milk in boiling water, in the can, for 30 minutes and come up with a caramalized desert sauce that your cookies could be either dipped in, or iced with.

The half & half can be used directly, but is a little rich. You might try using the half & half to make a very creamy hot chocolate that would go fantastic with most cookies. Hope this helps.

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Old 12-20-2007, 08:28 PM   #9
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i keep a box of powdered milk on hand all the time, just for times like this. course you can use what u have.

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Old 12-20-2007, 08:46 PM   #10
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Evaporated milk will work fine.

In the future, it's a good idea to keep powdered milk on hand. It may not be that tasty to drink, but it works great for cooking.



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Hey everyone,

I have a quick question.

I'm in the mood to bake some cookies or something, but we have no milk. We got about an inch of freezing rain and ice everywhere, so there's no chance of running to the store. I have evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, buttermilk, and a little bit of half and half.

Will any of these work as a substitution for regular milk?

Thanks everyone..
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