I need recipes. As I stated food and cooking are not my forta so I have been limited to smoothies which my family is getting tired of. I would love to learn how to make that kefir cheese with herbs.
Also, my kefir is way sour tasting. Is this normal? I don't recall Julie's being as sour. Any tips?!
I use it in any recipes for with milk or buttermilk. If it's cooked it loses the living properties, but a good way to use up kefir. It's still good for you.
I soak grains & beans in it. Mixed with water.
Use it for dip and dressing base.
The cheese is easy. I let the strained off kefir sit on the counter for another 24 hrs. It will separate a little more and the whey will kind of sit at the bottom. Then I get several layers of cheesecloth and lay it in a plastic strainer of some sort with another bowl under it to catch the whey. I use a plastic soup ladle and scoop the kefir solids off the top of the separated kefir. I slowly pour it into the cheesecloth/strainer setup. Let that sit for 12-24 hrs. (hang the cheesecloth bag if you can, but don't squeeze it)
Unwrap your cheesecloth, you have a "cream cheese". Mix with anything you like. LOTS of herbs, fresh or dried. Jams, honey, fruit, seeds, anything.
They keep forever in the fridge.
I know I'd like to hear some more ideas!
I have an extra gallon of cider from the food co-op. Does anyone have a good hard cider recipe?