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Old 05-23-2008, 08:51 PM   #1
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No milk

Do I need milk to make a cake from scratch? What will happen if I leave it out?


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Old 05-24-2008, 04:16 AM   #2
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It depends on the recipe. But - milk contains sugars and fats as well as water. So, just leaving out the milk will alter your cake's texture, flavor and keeping qualities.

If you are trying to make a "non-dairy" cake - look for one that uses apple sauce as a substution. These recipes are adjusted for the lack of dairy.

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Old 05-24-2008, 06:19 AM   #3
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i keep a box of dry milk on hand and a can of evorated milk for when i am out of milk.
just make sure you check the expiration date once and while.
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