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Use of Milk in Bread

GKB's picture

Use of Milk in Bread

For Lactose Intolerant or Dairy Allergic, what can be used instead of milk in recipes such as White Bread or English Muffins

mutantspace's picture

Soy milk?

suave's picture


clazar123's picture

Water, beer, wine, almond milk, soy milk, any kind of liquid milk substitute. Milk usually contributes a bit of fat and protein. Add a tbsp. of oil,fat or butter to compensate and maintain a similar crumb. Milk also has a bit of sugar (lactose) so adding a teaspoon or so of sugar can help with browning.

doughooker's picture

I use vinegar in my bread but it's only 1.5 grams to 1 cup of flour. It turns out great. The recipe is in my blog here.

Colin2's picture

There are many excellent white bread and English muffin recipes that use no milk.  Is there a reason you want to adapt a recipe that uses milk?