From the soy milk cappuccino to the fruit salads up to the normal sponge cake, there are many possibilities for a tasty breakfast and free lactose
When it turns out to be lactose intolerant one of the first thoughts runs to breakfast: milk, cappuccino, yogurt, but also biscuits and brioche, rich in butter … do you have to give up everything? The answer is no. For a delicious breakfast without lactose, you only need to change some habits and some ingredients.
Products delattosati, at home and at the bar
Just a trip to the supermarket to realize that lactose-free products are really many: biscuits, cakes, cupcakes, but also (and above all) milk, butter, cream, yogurt, ricotta. Almost all dairy products are now also produced in the lactose free version. Perfect base for a good breakfast, from cappuccino to home-made desserts: delattosato butter and milk replace the “normal” ones in any preparation, in the same doses and in the same way. Many bars, then, have access to lactose-free milk to prepare cappuccino and macchiato coffees suitable for the intolerant. But not everyone can tolerate these products. For some, even the few traces of lactose left represent a serious problem. Therefore the substitution must be more radical, and it is necessary to opt for plant milks.
Soy, rice, almond & co.
Soy milk is certainly the most common, but you can also try rice, almond, coconut … each with a different flavor and characteristics. In particular, soy milk and almond milk are also suitable for the preparation of a cappuccino without lactose: heated and worked with a milk frother (or with an immersion blender), they give life to a thick and delicious froth. All can be mixed with fruit to make fresh smoothies. And everyone can replace milk in the preparation of sweets "for breakfast", like the classic ciambellone: if the taste of a single type of milk can become too intense, they can be mixed together to give greater balance to the taste, perhaps with the adding a touch of vanilla or cinnamon if desired. Those who have breakfast at the bar, then, will be able to find soy cappuccino in many places, and often also vegan croissants, obviously also without milk and derivatives. Not only milk, but also butter can be replaced: an excellent bread, butter and jam can be prepared with perfumed coconut butter, or with the cocoa butter. The latter, in particular, is perfect for preparing desserts, above all buttery pastry, simply replacing it with classic butter.
Lactose-free breakfast: biscuits in oil
Still, the butter can be replaced with lOil, olive or rice. An idea for delicious biscuits: 200 g of flour, 80 g of extra virgin olive oil or rice oil, an egg, 70 g of icing sugar: it is mixed, preferably with the mixer, adding a pinch of salt, a pinch of baking powder and the grated rind of half a lemon, the dough is distributed with a pastry bag to form heaps on a plate lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate for half an hour and then cook at 160 ° C for about 20 minutes. Once cold they can be decorated with marmalade at leisure or with dark chocolate (obviously without lactose) dissolved in a water bath.
Naturally lactose free
There are also preparations that do not require the use of milk and dairy products. Starting from fruit salads and fruit salads, to the many egg-based preparations, excellent for one breakfast without lactose salt: an omelette with ham or a soft-boiled egg certainly does not contain milk, as well as a fried egg (strictly fried in oil) with a slice of crispy bacon. But even some unsuspected desserts are completely safe, especially if prepared at home. The Sponge cake for example it does not require either milk or butter: to prepare it, mount 4 eggs with 150 g of sugar and a pinch of salt, working with the electric whisk for about 15 minutes, in order to obtain a light and foamy mass; add 150 g of sifted flour a little at a time, pour the dough into a mold lined with baking paper and bake at 180 ° for 25 minutes. At this base can be combined cocoa, chocolate, coffee, vanilla or other aromas to taste. And then go ahead with a jams, jams is compound, to spread perhaps even on sponge cake or on a slice of toasted bread.
Fast sweets can be prepared starting from bread dough: cut it into disks, fill it generously with jam (or with a mix of sautéed apples, pine nuts, sugar and raisins), close them in a half-moon and bake them in the oven. Another quick, delicious and completely lactose-free idea is i banana pancakes: mash two bananas with a fork, place the puree in a bowl and season with the juice and the rind of half a lemon; add a lightly beaten egg, 50 g of flour, a teaspoon of yeast and a pinch of salt. Pour a ladle of the mixture into a hot non-stick pan and cook it, turning it once, like a normal pancake. Enjoy them hot, with maple syrup or honey, but also with fresh fruit or jam.