I know, bad pun. But good article.
Easy homemade dairy products
By Maggie Howe
Photos by John Gibney
I have a strong interest in cooking and in local foods and I very much enjoy making my own breads, jams, and canned goods. I work one mile from an amazing local dairy that produces grass-fed Jersey milk and cream, and often wish I could have more locally-produced dairy products. However, I assumed that making dairy products at home was time consuming or difficult. One day a friend served me some delicious homemade crème fraîche and described how easy it is to make. I was astonished! It turns out that making some of our most common household dairy products is incredibly easy and very cost effective.
Homemade dairy products are not exactly like commercially produced dairy products — in every instance, I have found that homemade products are superior! The texture tends to be thicker and creamier, and the homemade products are made without artificial thickeners or fillers. You can also control the amount of sodium added (if you choose to add any) and the amount of butterfat you wish to use.
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Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine.
Here’s info from Amazon about the book and author.
Ashley English provides a feast of information for dairy-loving foodies! She guides readers through all the essentials in four topic-specific sections: Butter & Ghee, Cultured Dairy Products, Cheese, and Ice Cream. Each primer offers need-to-know facts with gorgeous photos, troubleshooting tips, profiles, and Ashley’s own roster of recipes for making such dairy staples as butter, sour cream, and cheese from scratch-as well as 10 seasonal dishes from Chilled Cucumber Yogurt Soup to traditional Mac & Cheese.
About the Author
Ashley English is a lifelong cook, baker and gardener with a wide breadth of knowledge on issues of sustainability and foodways. Ashley is a member of Slow Food USA and has worked over the years with a number of non-profit organisations committed to social and agricultural issues.
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