Sunday, October 21, 2007

Any Powdered-Milk Recipes?

Boy, if that title doesn't attract spam comments, I don't know what will.
I've been looking for cookie recipes that incorporate powdered milk.  This is because when I started working, I was worried that I might have trouble pumping enough milk at work, so I bought a tin of formula.  But we never even cracked it.  Even though I didn't pump as much milk as he was used to drinking, he was already onto solid food and various drinks, so it wasn't necessary.  Besides, I've tried formula myself and it is NASTY!  As in, milk with vitamins crumbled up in it.  I can't believe so many babies drink it day in and day out. 
Nevertheless, it occurred to me that it would probably be okay cooked into something like cookies where it's not the main ingredient, but can add some protein and vitamins, so i could substitue it for powdered milk.  But the only cookie / biscuit recipes with powdered milk I seem able to find are either a) dog biscuits, or b) refrigerator cookies with peanut butter in them, and I still haven't added much peanut to his diet yet.  Besides, I want real cookies, not no-bakes.
So if you have a good cookie recipe with powdered milk in it, let me know.  Otherwise I'll cobble something up from an existing recipe.  Eventually.


PostCards said...

Not cookies, but how about corn bread? I just finished the layout and photography for a fundrasing cookbook, and someone submitted a recipe he uses on Scouting adventures...
1 cup yellow corn meal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup powdered milk
1 cup water
3 tsp. powdered egg (or 1 fresh egg)
1/4 cup corn oil (or other cooking oil)
Mix dry ingredients, then add water and egg. Mix. The add oil and mix some more. Pour into bsking pan and bake at 350º for 30 mins.

liz said...

Mmmm...cornbread sounds like a great idea!

argotnaut said...

Ugh, I hate, hate, hate powdered milk! I don't even want to think about it being cooked into something else.

Thistles said...

I have a teething biscuit recipe around here somewhere that calls for powdered milk or formula. I will dig it up for you. Also, you can mix it up and add it to potatoes, squash, etc. that you make for him to make them creamy.

liz said...

Oh, teething biscuits. We could use some of those. And why didn't I think of just adding it to something like that? Must be the sleep deprivation.

Thistles said...

This is from The Well-Fed Baby:

1 T uncooked oatmeal
1 c. all-purpose unbleached flour
1 T soy flour (I used flaxseed meal since that's what I had on hand)
1 T wheat germ
1T dry milk or formula powder
1 large egg yolk, beaten
3 T honey
1 t. pure vanilla extract
1/4 c milk or formula
1 1/2 T canola oil

Preheat oven to 350.
In a mixing bowl, blend the dry ingredients. blend in the egg yolk, honey, vanilla, liquid milk, and oil. The dough should be stiff.
Roll the dough out thinly, about 1/4 inch thickness on a floured surface and cut the dough into finger-length rectangles or desired shapes.

Thistles said...

Oh here's another one:

Baked Acorn Squash and Brown Rice

1 acorn or butternut squash
1/2 c cooked brown rice
2 T butter
1/2 c formula

Preheat the oven to 350.
Scrub the squash, cut in half and scoop out the seeds. Place skin side up in an ovenproof dish containing 1 inch of water. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes. You can also cook the squash on the high setting for 20 minutes in the microwave.
Remove the flesh from the shells and place in a food processor, food mill, or blender. Add the rice, butter, and 2 T of the formula and puree until the mixture is smooth. Add additional formula, 1 T at a time, until you achieve the desired consistency. Serve warm or at room temp.

*This one you can also freeze in ice cube trays and pop out for individual servings as the mood strikes. Because what baby is goig to eat and ENTIRE acorn squash, really?

liz said...

Ooh, those look great. Thanks!

I do the ice cube thing all the time. Nearly all of his meals are pre-cooked.