Enriching skimmed milk before baking enhances the flavor of baked foods.

How to Enrich Skimmed Milk for Baking

by Esperance Barretto

You can prevent the loss of taste and texture in foods baked with skim milk by enriching the milk with other ingredients before baking. Foods baked with skim milk have a lower fat content compared to those prepared using whole milk. As a result, they may turn out crumbly or taste dry and flavorless. You can enrich both liquid and dry skimmed milk with a variety of ingredients such as cream, butter, half-and-half, and whey protein.

1 Combine 1 part half-and-half with 3 parts skim milk to enrich it. Half-and-half contains around 10 percent fat, which increases the fat content and flavor of the baked food.

2 Mix 1 part light cream with 7 parts skim milk. If using heavy cream, add 1 part heavy cream to 15 parts skim milk.

3 Blend 2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine with 1 cup skim milk to enhance the flavor and texture of the baked foods.

4 Use whey protein to enrich skim milk powder prior to baking. Mix 4 parts whey protein with 3.5 parts skim milk powder.

Tip

  • Baking with 1 cup skim milk instead of 1 cup whole milk can reduce the fat content of the recipe by 70 calories, 8 grams of fat and 28 milligrams of cholesterol.

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