Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Homemade Cheese

What is one of the foods you miss the most while on the field? My family probably misses dairy products the most. Cheese! Milk! Sour cream! All things that are cheap in America, and expensive on most fields. But what is a dairy product that is cheap (or cheaper) that most of us can get on the field? Powdered milk! Making cheese out of powdered milk is super easy! And it takes less than 10 minutes to make! 
The nice thing about cheese from powdered milk is that if you use one cup of powder you’re gonna get about one cup of cheese. So it’s easy to make for recipes. You can make small or large amounts without any extra math. 
The only problem with this kind of cheese is that certain brands of powdered milk don’t work. I don’t know why, I haven’t figured it out yet. So if you try this and it doesn’t work out like the video shows, try again with another brand.
To make simply mix the amount of powdered milk needed with just enough water to make a smooth paste. Then, add boiling water to the milk mixture until the mix is almost too hot to keep your finger in. Then, add vinegar (apple cider vinegar is my favorite) or lemon juice one tablespoon at a time until large curds form. When the liquid turns yellow you’ll know you’re ready to strain. Strain curds and toss the liquid. Add salt to taste, or seasonings. 
My family likes it when we put roasted vegetables or extra spices in the cheese. This cheese is great on just about everything! It’s great for tacos, nachos, or even as a substitute for ricotta or cottage cheese in recipes! 
I hope your family enjoys this cheese as much as mine does! 

1 comment:

Vicki Weimer said...

That was really interesting and well-done to boot! Cottage cheese is expensive and full fat here in Iceland. Since I can get skim milk powder here easily, I am going to try making my own. Thanks for the recipe and easy to follow instructions.