June 29: I took the cheese out of the press and have it drying on the counter. I have no idea what will become of it, but it’s a fun experiment.
June 28: Today I tried my hand at cheesemaking. I heated 2 gallons (-1 pint) of milk and 1 pint of cream to 90 degrees. I adding my culture and had it sit for 45 minutes. Then I added 1/2 Tablespoons of rennet in 1/4 water and waited for it to coagulate…….
I’ll check it later…….
June 27: Noah and I decided to try making homemade buns for the sliders we’re making for dinner this evening. The recipe follows
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 t salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1 1/4 cups warm milk
- 2 T soft butter
- 1 egg – beaten
- 4 1/4 cups unbleached flour
The buns turned out great! Golden brown and very tasty. We didn’t however get to try them with burgers…..My husband took the sliders out to start the grill. It flared up and when he jumped, he threw the sliders onto the patio. The dogs are having some really nice ground beef for dinner and we’re having chicken legs.
I also tried out the bread cloche today that I picked up at Goodwill (a year ago). I was afraid that the top might break as it had a crack repair. Fortunately, the top held, but less fortunately, the bottom broke. The bread looks fantastic.