Does Bob’s Red Mill make any dairy/casein free products?
Yes. The majority of the products are naturally dairy and casein free. The line of gluten free products is dairy and casein free. All of the flours, cereals, and grains are also dairy and casein free. They do have a few regular mixes which do contain dairy (and casein) and they encourage you to check the ingredients to be sure.
Can the baking mixes be made with dairy and egg alternatives?
Yes. All of the baking mixes can be prepared with egg or milk alternatives. For any recipe calling for milk, you can use a replacement “milk” made from soy, rice, almond, or hemp. However, soymilk works best. To replace butter, use a non-hydrogenated margarine, shortening, or soy margarine because using a regular oil may not work. To replace buttermilk, simply add 1 teaspoon lemon juice or cider vinegar per one cup of milk replacement. Stir and let it stand a minute before adding to your recipe. If a recipe calls for milk powder, you can use a non-dairy milk equivalent in powdered form, such as soy powders or powder alternatives made from potato. If the recipe calls for less than 2 tablespoons of milk powder, you can simply omit the ingredient. Popular egg alternatives are the use of flaxseeds (great for cookies, cakes, & muffins), flaxseed meal (best with any baked good with a grainy or nutty taste), tapioca flour (great for wheat-free baked goods), premade starch blends (best for cookies or recipes calling for egg as a binder), bananas (great for muffins and sweet breads -does add a banana flavor), apple sauce (great for muffins and sweet breads with no additional taste), or blended tofu (works best with cakes).
Baking Powder: Reduce each teaspoon by 1/8 to 1/4
Sugar: Decrease each cup by 1-2 Tbsp
Baking Soda: Reduce just like Baking Powder
Fats: No adjustments needed
Oven Temperature: Increase 25 degrees F
Cooking Time: Increase Slightly
Mixing: Be careful not to over mix. Do not over beat eggs.
Cookies: Usually no adjustments needed.
Yeasted Breads: Decrease the yeast by 1/4 tsp. Use less flour per cup of liquid. Yeast breads rise more quickly at higher altitude, so watch carefully. Bake at higher temperature, for less time.