TODAY | April 15, 2013
>> announcer: today's kitchen is brought to you by lactaid milk. with lactaid milk, can you fully enjoy the real milk you love.
>> in today's kitchen we're looking up some lactose-free recipes for all of you who have a little sensitivity to dairy. i have it mildly.
>> here with some easy brunch ideas is celebrity chef melissa derabian. who is a lactose spokesperson.
>> a lot of people have that, it's a spectrum. and that's what's great about something like lactaid , there's no lactose in it, you can drink it and process it without a problem. today we're making blueberry muffins. wet ingredients, dry ingredients. let's put in three-quarters of a cup of lactaid .
>> it is dairy milk , you are not going to notice a difference.
>> and it comes in whole milk, skim and everything else.
>> cottage cheese, i add in a half a cup of butter. oil or butter. whisk it up and we'll put in some orange zest did you know that butter has very little lactose in it a lot of people who are lactose intolerant can tolerate the butter. wet ingredients, dry ingredients, couple cups of flour, two and a half teaspoons of baking powder and sugar.
>> that makes hoda happy. and half a teaspoon of salt. and all right. that's the trick to a good muffin is whisking up your agrdry ingredients first and then pour it in. make a little well.
>> and then just a gentle stir.
>> folding it.
>> you don't want to overmix.
>> and this is something you can make up in advance, stick the muffins in your freezer, and your whole family can eat this one recipe.
>> when do the blueberries go?
>> they're going in now.
>> you don't want to smash them up.
>> and the less mixing the better.
>> it gives the texture that you like.
>> and you don't want to develop the gluten.
>> just a little bit.
>> i didn't know about developing the gluten.
>> by mixing you're developing the gluten. you can even make muffin batter the night before and put it in your fridge.
>> i can't wait any longer.
>> and then they turn out like this.
>> just a little sugar on the top.
>> here we go, we're using the lactaid chocolate milk and a little bit of almond extract and all we're going to do is add in a little bit of --
>> hot water on top of some instant coffee . mix that up. blend it up in here with the almond extract .
>> and these are awesome.
>> you know what's great? this is creamy, but no lactose in it.
>> love it.