Techniques and substitutions for cooking and baking without dairy products such as milk and cheese from cows or goats. This is pertinent when cooking for people who are lactose intolerance and / or allergic to milk or casein.

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Could coconut cream be used to create a non-dairy ganache for whipping?

A few days ago I made a batch of profiteroles and éclairs, with a minor twist: For half the profiteroles, instead of chantilly cream I used a whipped ganache made from about 2 parts dark or ...
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What's the point of “cheese alternative” that has dairy in it?

I was at Trader Joe's again, and I bought this cheese alternative. Being hungry out of my mind, the thought to check the ingredients never crossed it. Now I, a vegan, am stuck with having to eat a ...
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Is there a milk-free sour cream?

Is there some kind of milk-free sour cream available, to use as substitute due to an allergy?
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Julia Child - Mastering the Art of French Cooking - OK for Kosher? [closed]

My fiancee and I love to cook. We love cookbooks, but often find that they are useless in today's internet world where all the recipe sites exist. Mastering the Art of French Cooking is a classic, ...
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What's a good nondairy substitute for parmesan/grana padano as a salad-topper?

I'm making a salad that's quite bitter (endives, radicchio, arugula, with a lemon vinaigrette dressing). Normally this salad has peeled grana padano on top of it, which cuts the bitterness, but my ...
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Is it possible to make a wheat free/gluten free/dairy free apple pie?

Is it possible to make a pie that does not include gluten or dairy? What techniques and ingredients can I use?
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How to make lactose free mashed potatoes

To begin with, I use soy cream instead of dairy-based cream. It tastes alright, but not superb, and it seems to require more salt. What is missing that I should find a substitute to add back in?
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Can I replace milk with eggs in recipes?

I have had to go dairy and soy free because I'm breastfeeding and my little one gets really bad colic if I have products with milk or soy. I would like to know if I can use eggs (mixed with a little ...
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Coconut Milk Ice Cream - Getting Volume?

I've made ice cream with full-fat coconut milk twice in my KitchenAid ice cream maker with OK results. I've followed the instructions and have run the machine for the time suggested (about 20 ...
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How can I make my icecream soft as it is too hard to carve straight from the fridge?

I have made my recipe with many changes and the most successful effort was the addition of a Instant Pudding mix. All others were much too hard to carve and serious effort was needed to just get the ...
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How is this non-dairy creamer really non-dairy when it has sodium caseinate?

I was at a hotel recently, and naturally I had brought home those little packets of free coffee by the sink in the room. I noticed a packet of coffee additives--sugar, Splenda, and most importantly ...
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Replacing cream and butter in a carrot casserole/pie

Casserole from pureed carrot (it may be a "pie" rather than a "casserole" though - my footing in Anglo cooking terms isn't very strong, feel free to edit) is a traditional Finnish recipe. ...
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Why does my homemade hemp milk smell like sulfur?

I made some hemp milk in my Joyoung the other day, and it smells like sulfur. It doesn't taste bad, but the smell is a little off-putting. Is this normal? Have I let my hemp seeds go bad? Should I ...
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Can I subtitute water for milk in crêpes?

I want to make crêpes, but I have run out of milk. I do have all the other ingredients I need. Can I somehow substitute the milk by water or anything else?
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Alternative to cream for fried chicken recipe

I've recently gotten a fried chicken recipe that I really enjoy. However, the coating (seasoned flour) is held on with egg and cream (mix 1 egg and 1/4 cup heavy cream, dip the chicken in the flour ...
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best dairy-free yogurt for meat marinade (Biriyani)

I am cooking biriani for a party and one of the guest is dairy-intolerant. In biriani, marinading the meat with yogurt+spices is an essential step, and I dont have experience with non-dairy yogurt. ...
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Non-dairy substitute for cheese on baked potatoes

One of the combinations I've missed since becoming dairy-free is grated cheese on baked potatoes. Is there any good substitution for this topping that would provide the salty-tangy counterpoint to the ...
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Non-dairy ice cream

I love ice cream. I been trying for the past 2 years to come up with a good non-dairy ice cream because the one I liked is no longer available. I have many allergies so it's very hard to find things ...
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Is it possible to make yoghurt at home with dairy-free milks (soy, coconut, etc)?

I regularly make my own yoghurt from cow's milk by adding live yoghurt and leaving it to incubate for a few hours. Is it possible to make dairy free yoghurt (from soy milk, or coconut milk, or other ...
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Is it safe to add raw eggs to homemade coffee creamer?

I've been looking for a decent dairy-free coffee creamer alternative. I stumbled upon a blog post for 'paleo coffee creamer' that has just 3 ingredients: a can of coconut milk, 2-3 eggs, and some ...
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substitute for dairy products? [closed]

I am a cookery student. As a part of my course, I need to create dietary menus. I have chosen dairy free. Because I am allegy to dairy it can help me to understand how I can produce dairy free food. I ...