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  •  Milk isn't "just milk" (16+ / 0-)

    It's cheese, yogurt, butter and a multitude of other products. There are many proper baked goods that can't be made without milk.

    I don't care how much solidified oil you toss on flour, it's not going to make a proper croissant.

    When I make crepes, I put whipped cream and lingonberry on them. I don't have to! I can dump syrup on them and call it a pancake.

    I could spread some lard on my bagel in lieu of butter or cheese.

    Heck! I'll just put a dabble of "powdered lactose free milk product" in my tea rather than cream. And rather than a nibble of Stilton along with it, I'll just have a slice of "cheese product."

    No, we don't need milk. But most of us don't want to live in a world without it!

    •  LARD on a bagel? That is so many kinds of wrong. (3+ / 0-)
      •  Well, cut the bagel and smear it with a little (1+ / 0-)
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        lard and grill it on a skillet.  Bacon fat would be better.
        Traditional tortillas are made with lard and they are delicious.  
        Lard is not used so much because food with lard has to be eaten as fresh as possible.  That is why my mother made fresh tortillas for the day every morning before sun-up.

        •  Um.... Lard. On a BAGEL. (0+ / 0-)

          Treife.  That means not kosher.  You're talking Jewish food plus pig fat. It does not compute. It's like putting gasoline in my Leaf.  It's possible to put gas in my Leaf, if you pour it into the trunk. Or pour it into a 5 gallon container and put it in the trunk.  But. Point is. It does not BELONG.

          You could put lard on a bagel... But. It. Does. Not. Belong.

    •  Nut butters make good substitute on bagels (2+ / 0-)
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      Catte Nappe, sewaneepat

      I became lactose intolerant several years ago, had to find substitutes for milk products. Thankfully I can have small to moderate amounts of butter with no problem.

      Many products are now available with coconut and/or almonds or rice. Coconut yogurt and ice "cream", kefir-like cultured coconut milk are very good, very flavorful.

      I do miss cheese, get by with having occasional small portions of sheep cheese or hard goat cheese. And I load up on flavor with a variety of mustards, chutney, humus, and similar vegetable or fruit based spreads.

      Those lignonberry crepes would taste better to me without the whipped cream anyway. :)

      The sh*t those people [republicans] say just makes me weep for humanity! - Woody Harrelson

      by SoCalSal on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 01:18:18 PM PST

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