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Baking with kefir

melentine Sep 11, 2009 09:12 PM

I want to make some muffins but have no milk in the fridge. Can I substitute with my plain kefir? will it curdle?

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    Val RE: melentine Sep 12, 2009 06:18 AM

    Yes, it appears that you can; I've been looking into this also because I've been buying kefir lately for morning smoothies and figure, why bother with buttermilk if I can sub in kefir for muffins? Well, there are a bunch of recipes out on the 'net for kefir muffins so I think we're safe.

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      fundymermaid RE: melentine Nov 9, 2011 04:53 AM

      Yes, you can use kefir and you'll be amazed at how luscious your muffins will be. I use it all the time.

      1. todao RE: melentine Nov 9, 2011 10:24 AM

        I've used Kefir in bread formulas .... works well.

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          mtippett RE: todao May 16, 2014 06:59 PM

          Can you explain more about that?

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          kittyfood RE: melentine Nov 9, 2011 02:00 PM

          A few days ago I substituted goat's milk kefir for buttermilk in a lemon bundt cake recipe. The cake was outstanding and very moist. I think the extra-sharp flavor of the kefir accentuated the lemonyness.

          1. visciole RE: melentine Nov 9, 2011 03:03 PM

            Yes, they will be better! Sometimes it's recommended that you adjust the leavening, using a bit of baking soda in place of baking powder, to compensate for the more acid product.

            1. hotoynoodle RE: melentine May 17, 2014 12:47 PM

              am so glad you asked this! i have been making kefir and have more than i know what to do with!

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