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Instant Versus Noninstant Nonfat Dried Milk?

johnr55's picture

Instant Versus Noninstant Nonfat Dried Milk?

I've been using instant nonfat dried milk on occasion in bread since the seventies.  I keep coming across recipes that state the milk has to be non-instant.  Why?  Certainly my milk-included breads have all be delicious and successful.  Ignorance is bliss?

mimifix's picture

Noninstant milk powder has approx twice the dairy than instant powder. But if you're happy with your baking results, don't worry about it. When I had a bakery I bought 50# bags of noninstant milk powder which was a very cheap way of adding milk. The product had to be mixed with other dry ingredients before adding to the dough/batter. After I sold my shop and no longeer needed 50# I used instant milk powder and achieved the same results.