Questions tagged [milk]

Mooo! Questions about this dairy substance need not be limited to cows but should be about the handling of milk as a primary aspect of the question.

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What is the process of obaining a quality traditional Romanian smântână from raw milk? [closed]

What is the exact process of obtaining traditional Romanian smântână, the thick kind, without the use of a centrifuge or separator? Separator-made smântână is much more liquid, while the one made ...
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What is the meaning of the letters after the expiration date?

I've noticed letters after the expiration date on milk bag tags. Product: Neilson Milk Bag Location: Canada Please see the photos below. Sometimes there are letters after the expiration date and ...
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Burnt milk uses

Though infrequently, when boiling milk, it gets burnt if you forget about the milk on stove. I usually boil 2-3L of milk in one big pan on stove/induction. When it gets burnt, it develops a peculiar ...
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Why re-boiling milk doesn't boil over again?

When I heat milk, at some point it begins to boil over. When I reheat the same milk after it has reached boiling point once before, it doesn't boil over again, it just boils "normally". Why ...
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For what culinary reason would a bread recipe choose skim milk?

Skim milk is specified for the whole wheat bread recipe list included with my new bread maker. Is there a particular culinary reason to specify skim milk not skim milk/whole milk? The other ...
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Why does cheese need boiling while paneer not?

I am from Syria, but currently I am living in India. Back in my country we have to boil the cheese (and the milk) before consuming, otherwise it may carry harmful bacteria. One of my friends was taken ...
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Does 2% milk make decent cheese?

I ended up with a gallon (almost 4 L) of 2% milk that I don't really need. I was thinking of making it into some kind of fresh cheese (i.e., farmer cheese or panir or something) to extend its life a ...
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When making cheese (e.g. Halloumi) from non-homogenized milk, are the dangers in non-homogenized milk neutralised? [closed]

I was looking at ways to make Halloumi at home and found this video. The recipe calls for non-homogenized milk (another name for raw milk, I think!) which as far as I know can be very dangerous. But ...
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Is eating soap or bleach dangerous?

i was cooking some dessert today which contains milk as a primary ingredient. While cooking I started to notice that powder ingredients weren't dissolving in the milk. After a while under heat they ...
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Do milk and butter not work in place of cream for whipping, and why?

I’ve seen claims that, while you can replace heavy cream with the proper proportions of milk and butter in recipes that don’t require whipping, the mixture will not form stiff peaks when whipped, even ...
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Milk pasteurization in the bottle via water bath: fridge live?

I am frequently buying raw milk in bottle, which needs to be boiled for pasteurization. So far I always poured it in a pot, boiled it, and transferred it to a clean bottle after. Since my old ...
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Why does milk turn yellow in a silver glass?

I boiled some milk and started to poured it in a silver cup by mistake. There was just some drops in it. The glass was clean and nothing was added to it. But after an hour, I found that the milk ...
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Dairy substitutes for various purposes

I've been considering trying to reduce my dairy consumption for environmental reasons (I've long since reduced my meat consumption), but I'm not sure what to use for various substitutions. I ...
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How to declog coffee maker clogged by milk

I have a coffee maker which I used milk in it rather than water. Now milk has clogged its tubes as shown here: Can anybody help me with a simple and easy trick to clean and declog the coffee maker ...
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Why doesn't milk create gluten when combined with flour?

I wanted to make a simple pizza, but as I read the recipe, I began to wonder about the chemistry behind it. When flour and water come together, gluten starts to form. We know that. But why doesn't ...
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Milk pan for induction hob

Traditionally, copper pans are used for heating milk because of copper's conductive properties. Does this still apply for induction hobs (obviously would need some steel in with the copper pan). What ...
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Which cooking device allows flexible temperature programming?

A typical electric oven seems both an overkill and insufficient to make baked milk or a home made diary product like joghurt or matzoon. overkill: too big, energy consumption, might be needed for ...
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Matzoon and lactose chemistry

Could you make matzoon from lactose free milk? Or, are sour bacteria eating it away to unproblematic amount in terms of lactose intolerance? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matzoon
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What milk and yoghurt is the best for mango lassi?

What amount (percentage) of fat does the typical plain yoghurt and a typical milk has? Or what is the best milk and yoghurt to prepare a mango lassi? I'd like to prepare a typical mango lassi, based ...
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Milk expiration date [duplicate]

The date on my milk says 11/12/19, and its passed. I was going to dump it so I smell it and it smelled normal?? Is it still ok to use? Because I have another gallon in the fridge (they come in pair)
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How can I make a yogurt starter culture from scratch?

Let's say for whatever reason that I cannot or don't want to get store-bought yogurt. How can I create a probiotic culture to make some from fresh milk? I saw videos explaining how to make yogurt ...
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Non fat bakimg milk powder vs regular

I recently bought milk powder for baking which is non fat, Can I use it to make non fat milk or other non baking uses? Thanks a lot
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Yoghurt making : effects of temperature and duration [duplicate]

As I am fairly new to making yoghurt at home I would like to understand the effects that temperatures and time have on the end product in both the initial heating/cooling step and the fermentation ...
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Can I make skim milk from whole pasteurize homogenized milk/yogurt?

I'm trying to turn whole milk/yogurt into skimmed/no fat milk/yogurt. I don't live in US and no fat dairy products are 4-5 times expensive also hard to find in store. Can I just whip pasteurized ...
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Prepare something with unopened milk that sat outside the fridge?

Unopened pasteurized milk sitting outside the fridge for 12 hours. It's now in the fridge and not yet open. To be on the safe side, will not be consumed as normal. Can something be made out of it? It'...
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How acidic does a mixture have to be for milk to curdle?

I am planning on making sausages with both cream and vinegar as ingredients. I suspect the mixture of all the ingredients with the vinegar won't be acidic enough to cause the cream to curdle, but this ...
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Dry milk powder subsitute

I'm making bread and the recipe is calling for 10g od dried milk powder and 260g of milk. I don't have any dried milk powder and there's no place to get it near me. In other posts, I saw that you ...
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Keep milk (or milk alternative) for a day without a fridge

I like to drink my coffee with milk, but my new place of work has no refrigerator I can use. Is there any milk or milk-substitute I can use that will not taste funny around 15 o'clock, when I remove ...
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Sourdough starter with milk vs just using regular starter and adding milk separately?

How much of a difference would it make to the final product and which one would be the better choice for any enriched sourdough breads/pastries/cakes etc? And by "regular starter" I mean the normal ...
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Can I turn skimmed into whole milk?

Usually, we use milk with 1.5% fat. Occasionally, I need whole milk for a recipe. Can I somehow "enrich" the skimmed milk so that I have more or less whole milk?
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Why is it recommended to mix yogurt starter with a small amount of milk before adding to the entire batch?

When making yogurt with Yogourmet yogurt starters it is recommended to boil the milk, bring it down to 110 degrees F, then take out a cup of milk and mix the starter, then add that mixture back into ...
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Do you need more yogurt starter for more milk?

I bought some Yogourmet yogurt starter packages and it says to use 5g per 1L of milk. However, if I am making a gallon at a time - is more starter actually required than it would be for just 1L?
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Can you boil milk and let it fully cool then bring it up to 100 degrees F for yogurt?

I brought my milk to a boil but I don't have time to let it cool. I don't want to put in the enzymes now because they will die off. Can I let it cool in the fridge and bring it back up to 110 degrees ...
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creme patissiere too solid

I made a try of creme patissiere with 250 ml UHT milk at 1.5% fat (yes, hence I called it a try), two egg yolks, 22g corn starch, 70g sugar and vanilla. Direction as classic. Beat yolks with vanilla ...
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Should I rinse the flax seeds after soaking them when making flax milk?

I started making my own non-dairy milk. Having looked at multiple recipes, I saw that some call for soaking the flax seeds before processing them to make milk. My questions regarding making flax ...
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Is the milk spoiled when a thin layered textured appears in the bottom of pan?

I use Pasteurized Amul milk (see here). Last time, I purchased it on May 3rd and has expiry as today, 05-05-19. (Outside temperate in our area is around 35-40 degrees) I keep it (packaged when not ...
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Could I boil rose milk?

I forgot to boil the milk before I added rose milk essence in it. Could I boil now? I have been keeping the mix in the refrigerator for 5 hours now. I am not sure could I boil the milk now or not.
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Premixed Bircher muesli (cereal) - soak overnight or ready-to-eat?

I want to try Bircher muesli, a trending cereal where you usually mix oat with some fresh fruits and nuts and then soak it in milk overnight. In the supermarket I stumbled over a premixed Bircher ...
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What would be considered thick milk in old recipe

I have a cake recipe from my Grandmother that calls for thick milk? Anyone know what this might be? Not sure of the cake name, handwriting is hard to read. Full recipe is 1 c sugar, 2 eggs, 1 c ...
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Would trying to boil blood that's been treated with an anticoagulant in an electric kettle break the kettle?

I read here it isn't possible to boil milk in an electric kettle without a very high probability that it will break it, though someone also mentioned that there are electric kettles that can boil milk....
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How to make microwaved condensed milk caramel sauce properly?

When I tried making, but it always necomes pieces, and if I continue to turn it into a caramel brown colour, very dry, and turns into candy. What is the a recipe for making a caramel sauce in a ...
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Why is putting hot milk in a thermos not recommended?

A colleague of mine just got a new thermos (inox), this model, and actually read all instruction, and we were surprised to read that it is not recommended to pour hot milk in the thermos. My opinion ...
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Does reduced fat milk contain additives to mimic the taste of whole milk?

I was told by a chef who trained me to make certain dishes, as well as certain baked goods that when using milk, the "healthier" option is to use whole milk over any other sort of reduced fat milk. I ...
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How to prevent milk overflow from pan? [duplicate]

Note - To avoid duplication, I have referred the related question. Many a time, it happens that I put milk on the stove and forget about it while doing other work. So, milk always boils over. What ...
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Bircher muesli: how to make oats soak liquid

Recently I've been making bircher muesli for breakfast, but oat flakes never seem to soak much liquid. They remain mostly a separate layer in a milk soup (separate from milk and from each other). And ...
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How to make buttermilk at home? [duplicate]

A recipe calls for buttermilk but I don’t want to go to the store just for that. Can I make my own
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How do starches, butter and milk interact from a culinary chemistry / food technology standpoint?

I'm trying to find out how different starches behave and how they interact with other ingredients. Corn starch (Maizena), for example, will act as a thickener as soon as it reaches its gelatinization ...
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1 ltr Milk is not curdling even after squeezing 2 lemons; What could possibly wrong?

I was trying to make Paneer (a type of cheese). So I boiled once then added 2 table spoons of lemon juice. Milk should be separated out instantly from water but it's been 20 minutes.. And milk is ...
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Why should milk boil to the rim?

In some cases hot milk is needed. My example is a ready made mixture for milk rice. The direction says I should heat the milk until it shows foam raising, which often raises up to the rim (or more). I ...
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Replacement for Almond Milk

I have a muffin recipe for Almond milk but I'd like to replace it since Almond Milk is only good for 7-10 days, I can't find small enough containers, and no one in my household will drink it. Outside ...

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