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Sep 11, 2009 09:12 PM

Baking with kefir

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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  1. 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.

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

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

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        1. re: todao

          Can you explain more about that?

        2. 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. 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.