Sour milk is a regular item in a baker’s pantry. Even moms who love to bake make sure that they have some to grab when they need it. But how about if you run out of it? If you are curious enough to love baking challenges, I am pretty sure you have already Googled for the recipe for sour milk or for some substitutes.
Do you want to learn how to make sour milk? Read on!
I bake all the time, but do not buy it 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 are required in baking to neutralize the acidity of the recipe’s ingredients. It is also the starter ingredient when you make yogurt and cheese. Sour milk is a created by the acidification of milk. It is a little more tart than sour.
You can make sour milk by adding some acid, like lemon juice or vinegar, or by using bacterial fermentation. If you would like to know how to do it, then let’s make 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 homemade sour milk? I know, we can buy our 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 always comes in handy.
I wonder when it was that people found out about soured milk’s uses? If we come to think of it, sour milk was the very first of all the dairy products and it is still a popular pick in our stores today.
Our forefathers must have wracked their brains thinking about how they could store milk for longer so that they could keep a supply for sometime later. So special thanks go to our ancestors who first figured out how to use fermented milk.
These are the advantages that sour milk can give us:
If you have made a lot more sour cream you require, there is no need to quickly use it before it expires. There are a lot of things you can make out of it. Truly, you will learn a lot from this!
Use a boiler to cook the cottage cheese. Let it simmer until you see the liquid part has separated from the cheese. Strain it afterward to get rid of the extra liquid. Add some cream and seasonings, and there’s your cottage cheese!
Homemade yogurt that’s been made out of sour milk has a much better texture and flavor than the kind we buy from stores. It is way cheaper too.
Sour milk can be an ingredient of facial masks, as it makes our skin smooth and even with a consistent color. Apply sour milk all over your face, rinse it off with milk (what?) followed by water.
It’s a good idea for pet food. You can make dog biscuits or just let it curdle and feed it to your chickens.
If you dump it at the base of your plants, it makes a very effective fertilizer.
+Use it to soak silver ornaments and you will have clean, shiny silver!
Tenderize meat by soaking it in sour milk before cooking. You can also add a little bit of sour milk to recipes that are creamy.
Sour milk can be used in baking as a substitute for buttermilk. You do not require a large quantity for each recipe, but it always serves its purpose.
So now you know how to make sour milk. This article was a long read, but it did clarify a lot of things about sour milk. You not only learnt how to make it, but also the different uses for it. It was surprising to find out about the health benefits.
I am excited to know how you are doing out there? Was your first attempt at making sour milk a success? Share it with us right here. Till the next time!