Sour milk is a regular item in a baker’s pantry. Even Moms who love to bake makes sure that they have one to grab when they need it. But how about if you run out of it? If you are really the kind who is curious enough to love challenges in the baking world, I am pretty sure you already Googled for the recipe or substitute.
Do you want to learn how to make sour milk? Read on!
I bake all the time, but even once, I have not tried buying sour milk from the store. I always make it myself. Besides, you do not need to put a lot of sour milk in every recipe.
Recipes call for sour milk as a substitute for buttermilk. Both kinds of milk are a little bit acidic and they are required in baking just to neutralize the acidity of the recipe’s ingredients. It is also the starter ingredient when making yogurt and cheese. Sour milk is a result of an acidification of milk. If you like to taste it, it is a little bit tart than sour.
You can make a sour milk by adding some acid like lemon juice, vinegar or through bacterial fermentation. If you like to know how to do it, then welcome to the world of making it from scratch!
Here is a video on how to make sour milk to make it easier for you to follow:
I have made it clear above that I use sour milk for my baking needs. However, do you know that you can also drink your homemade sour milk? I know, we can just buy any favorite dairy products in the supermarket. But for the sake of learning, it is good to know some things that might be important to apply in the future. Any knowledge comes handy as always.
I wonder when did we find out that soured milk can have its own uses after all? If we come to think of it, sour milk is the very first of all dairy products and it has been a prominent pick in our stores today.
Our forefathers have rocked their brains out on how to store milk longer so they still have a supply after sometime. Special thanks to our ancestors who figured out the great use of fermented milk.
These are the advantages that sour milk can give us:
If you have made a lot of sour cream than needed, what is the best you can make out of it? Truly you will learn a lot! So there is no need for you to rush consuming it all before it expires.
Use a boiler to cook cottage cheese. Let it simmer until you see that the liquid part has separated from the cheese. Strain it after to get rid of the extra liquid. Add some cream and seasonings. There is your cottage cheese!
Home-made yogurt out of sour milk is much higher in quality in terms of texture and flavor than those that we buy from stores. It is way cheaper too.
I just knew that sour milk could be an ingredient for facial masks. So it also makes our skin smooth, even and has a consistent color. Apply sour milk all over your face, rinse it off with milk (what?) followed by water.
Good idea for pet food. Make dog biscuits or you can just let it curdle and feed it to your chicken.
Dump it at the base of your plants, it will make a very effective fertilizer.
Use to soak silver ornaments with it. The result will be clean, shiny silvers!
Tenderize meat by soaking it to sour milk before cooking. You can also add a little bit of sour milk to recipes who are creamy.
Sour milk is known in baking as a substitute for buttermilk. It does not require a large quantity each recipe but it always serves its purpose.
Do you already know how to make sour milk? That was a long read actually, but it did clarify a lot of things about sour milk. You did not only learn how to make it but also knew the different uses for it. It was surprising to know the benefits it can give for our health.
I am excited to know how you are doing out there? Is your first try a success? Share it with us right here. Till next time!
There’s nothing in this world that excites me more other than cooking. From appetizers to desserts, since then, I’ve always been passionate on making foods.
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