Soy Milk for Baking
- ChefGirl412 Nov 27, 2006 08:58 PM
Can one use soy milk for baking a bread pudding? Never used it before. Thanks.
Yes, it works well in most baking settings. It acts as a great substitute for milk if you are vegan, jewish, or lactose intolerant
it works as a great substitute for milk even if you're not any of those things...healthier too! :)
Well, yes and no. I am very lactose intolerant, so for a while I used soymilk quite a bit. It does work, but not in dishes that rely on the milk fat as part of the recipe chemistry. I do remember making bread pudding, and it works perfectly, but the flavor was a little odd. Note: I no longer use soy milk, because the flavor is never as good as real milk, and I also discovered lactose enzyme tablets, so I now use real milk and try to remember to take the tablets.
it works in everything except instant pudding, for some reason (though that doesn't exactly count as baking)
I've had it work very nicely in things that aren't primarily milk-based, like cakes and cookies. Anything that's supposed to be mostly milk, like puddings or cream pies, doesn't come out nearly as well, and the difference in flavor is very noticeable. Never having made or eaten bread pudding, I couldn't say which category it falls into.