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Jun 11, 2012 06:03 PM

Water instead of Milk?

I have a bunch of Martha White Muffin Mixes in the pantry, and want to know whether I can use water instead of milk in the mixes? Does anyone know?

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  1. Sure. You can use water in place of milk in most recipes, especially mixes. If you want to get a result closer to what you might get with milk add a bit more butter (about a teaspoon) to 2/3 cup water.

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    1. re: todao

      If I'm making chocolate gravy could I use water instead of milk??

      1. re: Southerngirl01

        Even though i have know idea WTH chocolate gravy is i do know that chocolate gravy made with water instead of milk sounds terrifying.

    2. Congratulations on finding a way to worsen an already mediocre product. One that I also use when I am too lazy to cook.

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      1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

        Why don't they include powdered milk in the mix? Their corn muffin mix includes it, and is labeled as 'use water or milk'.

        I suspect a marketing ploy. Consumers will think it's a better product if it calls for milk, not just water. Sometimes mixes can be too easy.

        I'm surprised these don't require eggs. My scratch recipes use eggs (or egg substitute like flax meal). I read that early cake mix users were also suspicious of mixes that didn't require eggs. Apparently those days are past.