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.
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