Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I recently became aware of an interesting situation at my job. It seems that my coworker Bessie (not her real name!) was bragging about some baking she had done recently. Apparently, Bessie, who is breastfeeding, has an overabundance of breast milk. So, naturally, she started to use her breast milk to bake with! Apparently, the breast milk gives the cookies a taste that is just to die for. Her kids love it, and Bessie would like her coworkers to try out her special brand of baked goods, Breast Bakery (OK, I made that part up. But that is it - every thing else is true!).
After I finished vomiting, and doing a mental checklist to see if I have ever eaten anything made by Bessie, I told my sister about the Breast Bakery. She immediately told one of her friends, who responded with "But that isn't pasteurized!"
I admit to being a totally naieve person in regards to breast feeding. But is this typical?? Do people use other bodily fluids to cook with?!?!