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Archive for January 29th, 2011

Ever read the label on your sour cream container?  I love sour cream but I don’t like mystery fillers.  Did you know you can make your own sour cream from home very simply and with only two ingredients?  In fact one of the ingredients you can make at home also and is another very versatile item to have on hand in your fridge.

Sour Cream

2 cups light cream

2 tbsp buttermilk

Combine the cream and buttermilk in glass jar with a lid.  Cover jar and shake to evenly distribute then sit jar in a warm location for several hours to overnight to set and thicken.  Once thickened store in refrigerator and use at your leisure.   It’s that simple.

Buttermilk

1 cup buttermilk

4 cups fresh milk (Store bought)

You need a glass jar with lid also.

To make buttermilk it is very simple to do if you just remember this ratio.  1 to 4.   One part buttermilk to four parts milk.

Pour buttermilk into jar, fill with milk and seal with lid.  Shake well to distribute.

Let sit in warm location until clobbered (Thickened). This process takes about 24 hours and should take no longer then 36 hours.

To make additional buttermilk, save 1 cup of your batch of buttermilk to use as starter for a new batch.

 

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