bowl of cookie batter, wooden spoon
bottle of homemade evaporated milk
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Evaporated Milk

Evaporated milk is another baking ingredient you probably don’t use frequently, so the odds of having some lying around aren’t great. The ingredients necessary to make a quick substitution (mainly nonfat dry milk) aren’t that common in U.S. kitchens either, but if you do have them, the process of making the evaporated milk is easy.

Visit The Urban Baker for Susan’s simple recipe for homemade evaporated milk. She explains that this DIY version is healthier than store-bought, since it won’t have a lot of hard-to-pronounce added ingredients.

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