Dairy Foods

Easy Homemade Sour Cream

Dairy Foods

1. Put 4 tbsp cultured buttermilk in a bowl (introduces protective, delicious, lacto-bacteria found naturally in all unpasteurized milk.) 2. “Splash in” 2 cups half and half. 3. Cover and leave out 12-48 hrs to achieve desired thickness and sourness. FOR THE LOVE OF PETE DON’T STIR IT!!! 4. Refrigerate to stop lacto-bacteria growth and […]

Read the full article

Spreadable Butter

Dairy Foods

I love butter. I’ve heard you can leave it out in a crock safely or in a special bell-like contraption which holds it under water, but that isn’t going to happen in my house where resides a refrigeration enthusiast. So I really like spreadable butter but rather than pay more for diluted whipped butter from […]

Read the full article

Effortless Clotted Cream

Dairy Foods

Seriously. This stuff takes no effort. All you need is a coffee filter, funnel, and some heavy whipping cream. If you can only find ultra-pasteurized, like me, it takes WAY longer than it would with anything else.Do this with it:Leave in the fridge for two hours. Scrape cream off sides of filter. If, however, it […]

Read the full article

Easiest Cream Cheese

Dairy Foods

Frankly, there are about 385 million ways to make a basic cream cheese, but this is the one that I think is most accessible to the average W-mart shopper. Easiest Cream Cheese 1. Buy a quart of plain, active culture, one ingredient yogurt. Even if it says ORGANIC, still check the back. 2. Plop in […]

Read the full article

Easy Homemade Yogurt

Dairy Foods

To make yogurt, you have to have yogurt or a store-bought culture. THAT was a big disappointment to me. I like doing something from SCRATCH-O-LA. But, then I learned why. It’s not because the art of yogurt making is lost. It’s because we pasteurize in this country. The naturally occurring, beneficial bacteria that are born […]

Read the full article