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Using Sour Milk To Make Quick And Easy Cheese In Our Rice Cooker
We were down to our last bag of milk. Luckily I had starred milk on our Wunderlist and made sure to purchase some more just as we started the bag.
Unfortunately, as I went to pour Kenny a glass from that final bag, he remarked something like “I don’t know if that’s a different kind of milk from usual, but I really don’t like it.” Immediately I sampled it and could taste the distinct acidity of milk starting to turn. I set the bag aside in the fridge and poured him a glass of new milk, and decided to take another spin at making cheese the next day.
I don’t know if I’m unique, but I still torment myself with embarrassment even over things that happened years and years and years ago. Often to such a degree that recalling those events causes me to cry out loud now, at my age. Fortunately Kenny has learned a bit about this quirk of his father’s, and when he hears me make these whimpers, if I reply that I’m just remembering something embarrassing to his queries, he soon lets the issue drop.
On the plus side, it was pretty much exactly the recipe I used for making cheese this time around. Cost of cheese – about $1.50, using milk that was going in the thunderbox anyway, so that’s not bad. It tasted like some sort of fancy gourmet cheese that would have been much more than $1.50 for 100gm, so I guess I came out ahead there. Thinking I should save some brine from feta, and put this in the brine to give it that same flavour. I may end up making my own cheese on a more regular basis?