My boys are all excited to make cheese and hard candy.
I would like to know the why of the transformations before we begin in case they ask. Also, I'm curious.
Any good books? Recipe books?
Thanks in advance!
My middle dd made (and successfully marketed) a whole lot of hard candy last year. Here's her procedure, including her recipe and a link to the "official" recipe that she used.
We are not cheese experts, but we have done mozzarella, chevre and a jack hard cheese. A good resource is Ricki the Cheese Queen's site. She sells stuff in lovely kits, but is also just a passionate popularizer of cheese-making.
A favourite book of ours, for these things and many others, is "On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen" by Harold McGee. Well worth having a copy on your recipe shelf for any why-related food question.
These are such great ideas! Thank you both.
We don't have a cottage cheese making place in our area but we are local to Ricki the Cheese Queen and I think she may have classes.
And we do have a miso making operation (and kombucha) local - you kick started my brain to remember to call and ask if we could visit!