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Lactaid Bechamel...can it be done?

iLoveFood May 27, 2007 11:05 AM

Has anyone made bechamel using Lactaid? I am making Moussaka and completely forgot to buy milk but have Lactaid. I'm assuming the quantity of milk and lactaid would be equal.

Thank you in advance.

  1. ciaogal May 27, 2007 11:08 AM

    This is from Lactaid's website....


    Sounds like it will work!

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    1. re: ciaogal
      iLoveFood May 27, 2007 11:11 AM

      I saw that but I was sceptical so I wanted to see if anyone had actually tried it.

      1. re: iLoveFood
        ciaogal May 27, 2007 11:13 AM

        I have used lactaid in soups/chowders and it hasn't been a problem.....
        not sure about the bechamel....not sure why it would taste any different

        1. re: ciaogal
          1_healthnut May 27, 2007 12:15 PM

          shouldn't be an issue. the only thing lactaid is missing is lactose...and that doesn't really play a biochemical role in the reaction you need for bechamel.

          1. re: 1_healthnut
            daily_unadventures May 28, 2007 08:49 AM

            It will be fine, I have done it.


    2. CookieGal May 27, 2007 06:27 PM

      I once made my home made mac n cheese for a vegan friend and used: Natural buttery spread, rice milk, and soy cheese... with flour and all the regular additions and to my utter suprise... it was amazing! super creamy cheesy white sauce!

      I think all the milk free liquid will work in most recipes if you balance them and adjust other ingredients as needed.

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      1. re: CookieGal
        pancake May 28, 2007 01:14 PM

        I always do it.
        Works just fine. I just use lactose free milk, natrel specifically.

        1. re: pancake
          daily_unadventures May 28, 2007 03:08 PM

          I buy natrel over lactaid brand too. In fact if I can find it DairyLand lactose free is my favorite, then natrel, then lactaid. I find as you go down the list they start tasting more different and sweeter.

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