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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How can you recognize cold milk that has gone bad or is about to?

The methods that I know to test cold milk is to either boil it and look for the break, taste it (yuk!), or hope it smells bad enough to know it's bad. Is there an easy and scientific way to know ...
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Preserving small amounts of milk

My husband and I do not drink milk during the week, and rarely use it for cooking. However, on weekends when I am home I like to make coffee and have it with milk. The problem is it is very expensive ...
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How long does hot chocolate stay good?

My resource for food shelf life is usually stilltasty.com . However, I can't find hot chocolate on the list. I'm talking about a small pot of hot chocolate - milk, cocoa, sugar, water. Is the ...
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Is there any way to make whey powder at home?

Any way to make it.Whey powder is pretty expensive here and I want to use it for baking.
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Why do some plant based milks require more emulsifiers than others?

I used to making milk from sunflower seeds and I always add the same amount of xanthan gum. I made my first raw quinoa milk and the water separated - but just a bit, maybe 1/4 of an inch - despite the ...
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Is raw quinoa milk safe?

I've read about saponins in quinoa, some say you need to thoroughly rinse it while others say you don't need to since they have already been washed at processing plants. Say I rinse it to make sure ...
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Why does almond milk make eggs stick to a nonstick pan?

I was doing an experiment when I was making eggs this morning, and tried friendly farms almond milk instead of regular milk in my eggs, and the eggs stuck to the pan, when they normally won't without ...
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can whole milk with corn starch be used to make caramel sauce?

I read through some of the other answers about substituting milk for cream in caramel sauce and it seems that the sauce wont thicken because of the fat content of whole milk being too low,....so I was ...
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What is “reconstituted” milk?

Here in Chile nearly all milk you can buy in supermarkets is UHT milk in tetra bricks. Some brands state on the carton that the milk is "reconstituted", while others state that it is "not ...
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When milk is poured into cereal, what is it? [duplicate]

Is it a broth, a sauce, a beverage, or other? this was a question posed to me and I have clue how to answer this.
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Can I separate cream from powdered​ whole milk?

Can I separate cream from powdered whole milk? I spend much of my time in the Philippines and milk is very expensive and cheeses are almost impossible to get. I am making pizzas and I want to make my ...
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Is my heavy cream not actually heavy cream?

I am under the impression that the difference between milk and heavy cream is the percentage of butterfat/milkfat. I purchased a gallon of D enriched whole milk today, as well as some heavy "whipping" ...
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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 use hot water for skim milk powder?

I was trying to make milk tea from skim milk powder and black tea bags today, and found that after adding hot water to skim milk powder, that powder doesn't fully dissolve in the water. There are lots ...
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“Screaming” noise while steaming milk?

When steaming milk (for a latte or other coffee drink), it sometimes produces a loud, high-pitched "screaming" sound. I think you can usually prevent it by keeping the tip of the steaming wand on the ...
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What's the role of milk or yogurt in sponge cake?

Most recipes for sponge cake use a quantity of yogurt which sometimes is replaced with milk, or even soja or almond drinks. In those recipes (flour, sugar, eggs, butter/oil, yogurt/milk, some ...
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Raw milk curdling in microwave

Why is it that every time I try to heat raw milk in a microwave it curdles and becomes like ricotta after a few seconds?
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Making hard cheese from milk by vinegar

I tried to make hard cheese from raw milk by a common recipe: heating milk to about 190 F, then adding vinegar to curdle. However, I faced three issues: Different recipes suggest 1/4 - 1/8 cup of ...
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What nondairy milk does not curdle when heated?

I like to heat my milk for coffee (and use the microwave to do so) but I find with Soya Milk it curdles. Does anyone know of any other non-dairy milk that one can heat in a microwave please?
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Is there a way to keep bananas that are half submerged in milk fresh for at least 26-28 hours?

I make a special drink that contains banana and milk and I drink it every morning, is there a way i can have it ready in a blender for up to 28 hours? I am unsure but i got a recommendation of putting ...
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Why does coconut milk separate when it is placed in the fridge?

I have noticed that for many coconut whipped cream recipes, you are supposed to put the can in the fridge overnight to separate the fat and the liquid. Can anyone explain the food science behind why ...
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How can I remove burnt smell from white sauce?

I was preparing white sauce from milk. I started with boiling one half litres skimmed milk for the above. The bottom was getting burnt as I was not stirring continuously. Finally the white sauce ...
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What to do with leftover cream after churning butter?

I used a manual butter churn for the first time and made delicious butter. Yay! And it left behind something that resembles milk... It's lighter than the heavy cream that was churned into butter. It ...
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My milk kefir molded.. What should I do

I put my dehydrated kefir grains in one cup fresh whole milk and after 24 hours I change the milk and rainse the grains. But after three days they become molded. Befor this I put my kefir grains in ...
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Steam “nature” of cappuccino steamers

Is there a difference in the "nature" of the steam being produced by the steamers in the espresso machines? I have a decent espresso machine, but apparently even a professional barista who I know can'...
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Why did my soy milk turn sour

I got some soy milk on Saturday and it expires May 2017 (if unopened I presume). I went to open the fridge just now and I had a cup of tea with it no problems. I went to drink some now from the bottle ...
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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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Combine skim milk and cream to substitute for whole?

In what ratio would you combine skim milk and higher-fat dairy to reach an equivalent of e.g. whole milk? I ran out of whole the other day making bread, tried to add a splash of half-and-half to 2%, ...
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How much powdered milk and water would you need to make exactly 5 tablespoons of Milk?

I have a recipe that calls for 5 tablespoons of milk but only have powdered milk. And i don't want to make more than what I need as it won't get used in this house.
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Expire dates on coconut milk

I just bought a case of coconut milk in cartons and the expire date says 12MR01. Does this mean it expired 4 years ago?
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Can I substitute two percent milk for low fat milk and bourbon in a cake recipe?

I'm making Banana-Nut Pound Cake and the recipe calls for low-fat milk or bourbon. I don't have these two ingredients. Can I substitute 2% milk instead?
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What accounts for the softer texture and sharper flavor of Italian ice creams?

I know that Italian ice cream (home made, most of all) doesn't use any stabilizers or gum ingredients. How can they be made soft, and agreeable to taste?
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Use of sour milk for bread making - how long after the expiration date is it safe?

My mother uses (and my grandmothers used to use) sour milk in the baking of homemade bread. This was generally whole raw milk that had soured. I'm not so lucky as to be able to get whole raw milk ...
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Why is the milk used in latte steamed and not boiled?

Does it make a big difference in the flavor of my latte if I boil the milk, versus steaming it?
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Can I use dry milk instead of whole milk?

If a recipe calls for whole milk and you only have dry milk, what would you do? Explain your answer.
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How to make paneer at home like the packaged ones?

whenever I make paneer, it is somewhat sticky on the teeth and doesn't give that 'squeaky' feel. I use the packaged pasteurized full cream milk.
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Is there a name for fried evaporated milk?

I have heard of a food that is made by heating milk until most of the water is boiled off (or alternatively the top of the milk is skimmed off) and then is fried until lightly browned. My Turkish ...
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When whipping cream, does its state continually cycle through various states? Is there a dead end at whipped butter? Or does something else happen?

I was attempting to make butter by whipping heavy cream in my Kitchenaid stand mixer. I noticed that cream was getting grainy (as the fat was globbing into butter) but then let it whip a little longer....
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Have I ruined my chicken by marinating it in milk and lemon?

So I wanted to make Gordon Ramsay's buttermilk fried chicken Recipe. Although I didn't have any buttermilk so I found online you can use milk with lemon as a replacement for buttermilk. Sounded ...
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Steeping coffee in milk

I'd like to add coffee to my hot cocoa recipe, but I'm not interested in using instant coffee. What do you all think is the best method- maybe I should heat my grounds & milk together and let it ...
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Expiration Date on Milk

What does the expiration date on milk cartons mean? I have different experiences with the date: There is still about a week before the expiration date but the milk has gone bad It is 1-2 days ...
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Substituting almond milk for regular milk in coffee without bitterness

I've tasted my local coffee shop's specialty coffee in which they substitute homemade almond milk for regular milk, and it tastes creamy and smooth. No bitterness. When I try to recreate this with ...
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What is a good substitute for full cream milk powder?

I'm interested in making this milk bread recipe and noticed it called for full cream milk powder. I only have skim milk powder on hand, but read that using just skim milk powder won't provide the full ...
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I've tried to make yougurt but I've got soured milk - what went wrong?

I've tried to made home-made yogurt. I've tried to follow the receipt first by pasteurizing milk to kill the bacteria, waiting until the milk is 107 degree and adding culture. I've used incubator for ...
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Milk in fermented bread dough

I would like to ask if the role of milk in bread dough fermentation, is to increase the population of microorganisms similarly present in sourdough bread? If so, can it be said that this kind of bread ...
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What is the difference between milk (simple) and milk drink?

Here in Finland I have come across two types of milk. One is simple milk (maito/mjölk) and the other is milk-drink (maitojuoma/mjölkdryck). They also have variations like fat-free, light, whole (hel/...
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What is it about milk that makes it go well with cookies? [closed]

I don't drink milk myself, but among my friends that do, the one application where they find soymilk a poor substitute is the classic dish "milk and cookies". What is it about cow's milk that makes it ...
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How to stop steel cut oats from burning?

I started making steel cut oats. 2 out of the 3 times I made it, I ended up with a layer of burnt oats lining the bottom of the pan. When preparing, I bring the milk to a boil and then add the oats....
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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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What features should I look for in a vessel for making Indian curd (yogurt / Dahi)?

What is the most suitable vessel to make perfect curd without any liquid in it? If that true that a clay vessel will be good for it because clay will absorb liquid and the remaining thing you get will ...