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Mum feeds her friends breast milk cakes

Coffee morning mums get more than they bargain for with breast milk cupcakes

Posted: 23 April 2010
by Susie Boone

Tasty cakes - with a difference!

A Bristol mum is being called the Nigella Lawson of breast milk cooking after using her milk to cook cakes, lasagne and vanilla cheesecake.

Abi Blake, mum of 8-month-old daughter Tilly, expresses any excess milk after finishing feeding Tilly, and then serves it up in a variety of dishes.

Abi first start using her breast milk after being inspired by a trip to India where she found many mothers were using breast milk in cooking.

“What most people don't know is that breast milk contains nutrients that can help the immune system and even treat cancer,” Abi told The Sun. "It is such a precious ingredient and if people would only try it, they would discover all its wonderful benefits."

As well as feeding her family, Abi has sold breast milk cakes at festivals and also served up a variety of ‘breast cup cakes’ to her unsuspecting friends at a coffee morning.

She plied them with butterfly cakes, chocolate tart and coffee swirl cake and was complimented for her great cooking. “Then I dropped the bombshell that they had been made with my own milk,” she confesses. “At first they were shocked but then remarked on how much better the food tasted than when made with cow’s milk.”

Abi claims breast milk is sweeter and more nutritious. But serving up breast milk to guests means she has to have regular HIV and STD tests to make sure her food is completely safe.

“I’ve managed to convert all my family who now adore my breast milk recipes,” she enthuses.

Have you ever used breast milk in cooking? Would you happily eat a breast milk cupcake? Tell us below

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i would deffo try a breast milk cupcake hehehe, i even tasted my own breast milk which tbh wasnt that bad!!! it was really really sweet!!! - i may have a look into making some cupcakes when i have my next baby!!! heheheehe

Posted: 26/04/2010 at 09:06

I don't think I'd mind eating food I'd made with my own breast milk but wouldn't be overly thrilled with the idea of eating cakes etc made with someone elses breast milk, and I'd be furious if a friend fed me cakes etc and then surprised me with it! 

Posted: 26/04/2010 at 16:24

Ewww sorry but this kinda makes my skin crawl. I have a bit of a phobia of milk full-stop and the idea of my own breast milk made me cringe. I used to get my OH to test the temp of it as i couldn't bring myself to lick it off my arm! So, i think i would probably vom if i found out a cake i had eaten contained someone elses breast milk


Posted: 26/04/2010 at 17:16

LMAO!!! Fantastic!!!

Posted: 26/04/2010 at 21:03

if we think where cows milk comes from then i think that is more 'yuk' than consuming human milk! if i did this i would tell people first, but i have never been able to express more than a couple of ounces! Its a shame people even cringe at the taste of their own milk breastmilk compared to formula or cows milk  is like Champagne compared to Lambrini!

Posted: 26/05/2010 at 18:23

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