Posts Tagged ‘how to make cheese’

Single-Serving Crockpot Yogurt

Yogurt is a staple in my house where we make it by the half gallon. But constantly dipping a spoon in to the big container turns the yogurt into a slimy, runny mess. I’m encouraging my daughter to eat more yogurt, but one look in the tub yields an instant ‘No thanks, Mom.’ Enter, the single-serving yogurt jar. I had never tried making these before without a yogurt maker, but thanks to the arrival of a crockpot in our house, now was the time. Read more ›

Cow Milk Feta

I’d like to say that feta is my favorite cheese, but that would be a lie.  I love cheese, all of it, so I’d be hard pressed to pick a favorite.  But feta is one of my favorites to make at home because it is so easy.  Most folks think you have to make feta from goat or sheep’s milk, but that’s just nonsense.  Cow’s milk can be turned into a lovely feta, you just need a little something called lipase powder to pull it off.  Read more ›

Homemade Kefir and Pancakes

I’ve been a little hard on kefir.  As a kid I thought it was something only “health food nuts” would buy it at the co-op along with wheat grass juice and granola.  Our neighbors, who lived off the grid back in the 1970s, made kefir with milk from their goats.  Goat’s milk I could almost handle as a kid, but fermented goat’s milk?  No way.  I’ve been rather bias against kefir ever since.  

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