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Making a recipe dairy-free

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englishteacher78 Sat 22-Jun-13 09:23:34

MiL is dairy-free (through choice), it's FiL's birthday next month and I'm going to adapt my Hummingbird Vanilla Cupcake recipe for them (and collect some excellent DiL points!). Does anyone have any tips on the best dairy-free alternatives for the milk and butter? I would have considered coconut milk but FiL doesn't 'do fruit'.

PolterGoose Sat 22-Jun-13 09:31:51

My sister is vegan and I use Pure margarine instead of butter and soya milk to replace milk.

englishteacher78 Sat 22-Jun-13 09:43:40

Thanks! Thought of giving pure a go. Wasn't sure if it worked for baking.

PolterGoose Sat 22-Jun-13 09:46:26

It's really good for baking, I've used it often for cakes and pastry.

MrsCosmopilite Sat 22-Jun-13 09:48:00

I've used Pure for baking and it's fine. Love the sound of your cake! smile

englishteacher78 Sat 22-Jun-13 09:50:50

I love baking - wish I had the guts/time to do it on a semi-professional basis.

Bonkerz Sat 22-Jun-13 09:59:36

I use vitalite and vanilla alpro pouring yoghurt instead of milk. Tip to get extra rise is add egg yolks and beat the whites till peak and fold in!

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