Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Culinary PSA

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Been working on a project and being interrupted by craft projects, books and oh, yeah, my kids.

So here's a little something to brighten your day.

1. Make your own yogurt!
If you have a 4 quart or larger crockpot, you too can make yogurt. Especially if you want some whole milk yogurt like that YoBaby kind that costs $15 a cup (sorry, minor exaggeration there). Follow this link. I've been making yogurt for about three months now. If I can do it, you can too! If you want the yogurt really thick, pour it into a colander lined with a cheese cloth and leave it in the refrigerator over a bowl. After 4-6 hours, you will have properly thickened yogurt with whey in the bottom bowl that you can use as you would use buttermilk.

2. Make your own butter spread!
In a blender, whiz 1 cup of soften butter with 1 cup of olive oil. Do not use the extra virgin stuff as the taste is too strong. This is a great stand in for those spreads that come in tubs, mostly because you can pronounce everything in it.

Have a lovely day y'all!

1 comment:

carolyn said...

don't think a crockpot with no lid would work, would it? :)
almost tempted to get a new one