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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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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Can raw soured milk be used to make cheese

I have 10 liters of raw cow milk and my fridge has stopped working for last 12 hours. Basically the milk has soured or spoiled, but I'm not sure. There are small culture particles in the milk and it ...
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Why would boiling milk in an electric kettle break the kettle?

Or: is it safe for the electric kettle's integrity and overall functionality to be used to boil non-water liquids such as milk? *note: I know milk may burn onto the element and be difficult to clean ...
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Can instant pudding be made without milk?

Googling this question turned up many articles claiming that instant pudding can be made with water instead of milk. I gave it a shot just to see how different it is and... it's just not true. I ...
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My pre soy milk preparation curdled on cooking

I had soaked some soybeans and kept them in the fridge for two to three days after removing the water. Today, I kept the mixture after blending with water for 3 hours. However, when I kept it on a ...
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Why did my soy (Silk) milk suddenly become as viscous as rubber cement?

I used about half of a quart of Silk Milk and returned it to my refrigerator. Two days later the remaining liquid had been replaced with a colloidal mass with a gooey consistency not unlike rubber ...
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The right custard for baking with a cake

I’ve seen a bunch of videos (eg on YouTube) which show a custard and chiffon cake recipe. This custard is essentially: Egg yolks Condensed milk Milk or evaporated milk My preferred custard is quite ...
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Yogurt from raw cow milk has a gelatinous consistency

I've been making yogurt for a couple of years now, using commercial milk from the super market, with some very good success. Recently decided to up my game by sourcing the milk directly at the farm, ...
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Why does milk curdle after being boiled with ginger?

I had heard that raw or simply pasteurized milk does curdle if ginger is put in it before it reaches its boiling point. Alright, so yesterday I boiled the pasteurized milk at 23:00. Room temperature ...
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What is macaroni cooked in milk called?

Is there a name for the partial dish where you simmer macaroni in milk for 30-60 minutes? It's called stuvade makaroner in Swedish:
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Can I soak liver overnight in milk?

Can I soak liver in milk overnight? And if yes, does it matter if I soak it for 2 hours or overnight, or will there be no difference?
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What properties allow something to be considered "milk"?

Traditionally, milk is defined as (from Merriam-Webster): 1: a white liquid produced by a woman to feed her baby or by female animals to feed their young; especially : milk from cows or goats that is ...
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If milk bottle says BEST BY JUNE 10/22 , how long does it last in the fridge if the bottle is opened and unopened?

Google says all opened milk lasts 4-7 days. It also says all unopened milk lasts 5-7 days. But my bottle has a BEST BY date of JUNE 10/22 , that is 5 months. Both can't be right, Either the article is ...
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Milk bread problem

Is there a way to reduce a certain amount of milk to replace it with water while still maintaining the richness in milk bread? Milk is getting majorly expensive and I saw online someone using at least ...
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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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Does near expiration date milk continue to "age" in a cooked dish?

I have 2% milk that has two more days before its Best Buy date. If I use it in a baked casserole, such as green bean casserole, does it continue to age? Would the leftovers be safe for 2-3 days? How ...
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Hot tea with lemon juice and fat free milk: how to prevent curdling?

So I know it may sound a bit weird, but I like milky tea with some lemon juice added. I pop a teabag into the mug, fill it about 2/3 with boiling water, let seep a bit, remove teabag, add some freshly-...
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Amount of water needed to soak buckwheat groats together with apple cider vinegar as prep for buckwheat milk

I'm attempting a recipe for buckwheat milk from Blissful Basil. The recipe calls for the following ingredients: 1 cup raw buckwheat groats 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 3 cups filtered water 2 ...
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How much Vanilla Essense in 1 Liter Almond Milk

I made 1-liter almond milk at home, I also brought vanilla essence to put into that but I don't know how much vanilla essence I should include in 1 liter of almond milk. Can anybody guide me on this? ...
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Is putting cold milk foam on hot coffee unsafe?

I've been told that its not safe because of the temperature difference, but I also know that people put whipped cream on stuff like hot chocolate, so why wouldn't it be safe to put cold foam on hot ...
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Canned Coconut milk is curdled when opened

I bought Coconut milk (88% coconut and rest water) in a sealed can, when I opened it the solid where already separated from the liquid. The solid part was at the top quite thick like frozen coconut ...
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Will ultrapasterized milk curdle?

Normally (e.g. here) the recipe for oladyi (thick palm-sized pancakes) requires kefir, a fermented milk drink similar to a thin yoghurt or ayran. There is one well-tested recipe that uses milk with ...
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How does adding vanilla extract help make a milkshake if the ice cream is already vanilla?

I recently purchased a professional-style milkshake mixer, and some recipes I've researched say that adding ice cream is a must for making shakes, along with adding a few drops of milk. But some of ...
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What happens when custard ingredients are reordered?

In the mathematics book How to Bake Pi by Eugenia Cheng in the chapter titled Sameness she mentions the making of custard. She explains that although custard has only three ingredients the order of ...
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Shelf-Stable Milk is it still good

Our shelf-stable milk was left in a hot car of over 100 degrees for many days. it has not been opened. Would it still be good for use ? I have not opened any of the cartons and I will just throw ...
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Are the oats in overnight oats processed differently by milk than by milk substitutes?

I've read some recipes/blogs that say that overnight oats can be made with milk substitutes such as almond milk. Other recipes/blogs I've read say that enzymes found in milk help to break down the ...
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Why did this gallon of milk stay fresh for so long?

A few months ago I had a gallon of milk in the back of the fridge that stayed fresh for over a month - maybe even two; I lost track. Our house is only me and my wife. We don't drink milk often. I ...
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'Sweet milk' substitute in an old recipe

I have an old pancake recipe (circa 1930) that I would like to try. However it includes as an ingredient "sweet milk." Having never seen such a thing in stores. I'm trying to find the best ...
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What is the effect of soaking minced beef in milk

Rex Stout has a recipe for "Broiled Georgia Ham" where the ham is soaked in milk for an hour. Elsewhere I have read that you can soak chicken livers in milk before sautéing them. Having read a little,...
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Why isn't Almond Milk (and other non-animal based 'milk') considered juice?

As per the title, I consider "Milk" to be the substance secreted by living being to sustain their young, whether they be human, cow, dog, etc... Almonds do not produce milk to sustain their young, in ...
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Cocoa powder stays stuck at the bottom of the cup [duplicate]

I am trying to make a warm drink using cocoa without much additions. Basically I boil water and the slowly add it to a cup with cocoa powder while I stir. I also add some cold milk. When I stir with a ...
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Is sour milk, soured milk, and milk that has gone sour, all the exact same thing?

Is sour milk, soured milk, and milk that has gone sour, all the exact same thing? Related to this question: Is buttermilk another term for sour milk or some part of sour milk? and especially this ...
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Is buttermilk another term for sour milk or some part of sour milk?

Is buttermilk another term for sour milk or some part of sour milk? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buttermilk says: Originally, buttermilk referred to the liquid left over from churning butter from ...
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Milk instead of water for sourdough?

I have a nice, healthy Type 110 wheat-based sourdough starter that I use to make bread and pancakes. I've recently discovered that it may be possible to feed the starter with milk instead of water. ...
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What cultures can be added to pasteurized milk to allow it to clabber like raw milk?

I have a dairy cow, and when I leave its raw milk on the counter for a couple of days, I end up with clabber (also called clabbered milk). However, I am not willing to take the risk of consuming non-...
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Why it is not recommended to mix the milk of different days?

A vendor supplies a half liter of milk daily. Some times, due to variety of reasons, I arrive at a situation that I need to handle milk of 3 consecutive days i.e., 1.5 liter. Elder and experienced ...
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Spoiled protein shake? [duplicate]

On my way to work which is about an hour drive I had brought along my protein shake which contains 16oz of milk. The whole car ride was nice and cool due to the ac. Once I got to work I accidentally ...
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Can one use butter to replace cream or milk in drinks?

While many liquids exist that serve as an alternate to milk for the lactose intolerant, I'm wondering to what extent can butter melted and mixed with water serve as a milk substitute, even if an ...
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For microwave hot chocolate, why pour the hot milk into the chocolate rather than mixing the milk with chocolate then heating?

I read on the back of the unsweetened Hershey's cocoa powder box that I should first heat milk in a microwave and then pour into another cup with the powder, salt and sugar. This tasted much better ...
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Does freezing raw milk kills harmful bacteria present in the milk?

I have been drinking shakes made from frozen raw milk; just wondering that could it lead to any illness. Does freezing raw milk kills harmful bacteria present in the milk?
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Is yoghurt mixed with milk safe?

I have always been told that you shouldn't drink milk and eat yoghurt together. So today in the kitchen channel when they made a smoothie with milk and yoghurt I was shocked. Since I couldn't find ...
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Why does this custard say to boil milk cool and boil again

I have this recipe (from a really great book that has never failed me) for a custard and it says to Bring the milk to the boil. Put to the side for 10 mins. Whisk the yolks and sugar. Return the milk ...
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What are the mechanics of raw milk and products made from it?

I'm stuck in a bit of a strange predicament... As many of you know, getting access to raw milk is a problem for many in the Western world, whereas information is abundant. Yet, here I finally am with ...
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Homemade soy milk powder, or other plant-based milk powder

I have tried making soy milk powder from store bought soy milk. I used my dehydrator, but a few hours into the process the milk was starting to smell sour. I have seen recipes that make soy milk ...
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Why is 45 degrees Celsius considered the optimal temperature for coagulating milk?

I heated pasteurized milk to around 80 degrees Celsius and let it cool down to 45 degrees Celsius (according to a few guides) before adding 50 mL vinegar. But I've been wondering, why is it considered ...
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When can milk substitute for buttermilk in sourdough recipes?

I want to prepare buttermilk sourdough pancakes: One part sourdough starter Two parts flour Two parts buttermilk Sugar to taste (about a quarter part, depending on mood) The idea is to leave it ...
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How to keep cream from separating in milk?

I have fallen in love with raw milk. It tastes so much better than processed milk. Raw milk is not pasteurized or homogenized. Because the milk is not homogenized, the cream will separate from the ...
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Milk powder doesn't dissolve

I'm following some recipes making chocolate, candies and cookies that use milk powder to enhance the flavor. I tried several milk powder brands, different types skim vs full cream, but I never can ...
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How much milk do I need to make 100 g Paneer?

How much full cream milk do I need to make 100 g Paneer (Cottage cheese) at home?
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Pasteurized milk boiling dilemma

Experts tell drinking pasteurized milk from carton is fine. But sometimes, when I boil refrigerated previously opened milk carton with oats, it curdles. Does that mean it is not safe to drink milk ...

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