Discover how easy it is to make fresh dairy products at home! You don’t need a commercial kitchen or specialty ingredients to whip up your own cheeses, yogurts, and spreads. With simple step-by-step instructions that don’t require complicated aging techniques, you can add a wonderful range of tart, sweet, and nutty flavors to your cooking. From fresh buttermilk for mouthwatering pancakes to creamy mozzarella in a refreshing Caprese salad, you’ll soon enjoy the fresh flavors of your homemade dairy creations.
Author: Richard Helweg
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
Release Date: 2010
This book teaches the basics of creating queso blanco, fromage blanc, ricotta, feta, cheddar, gouda, Monterey jack, mozzarella, parmesan, and many other cheeses in addition to sour cream, yogurt, and butter. For anyone with a desire to start experimenting with dairy products at home, this book is the ideal starting point.
This is the perfect book for anyone with a passion for good honest food. Making yogurt and soft, unripened cheeses are age-old traditions and only a few generations ago, many people made them at home using their own family recipes. Today, few people attempt it, thinking it will be too difficult or complicated but this book will show you just how easy it is. Easy-to-follow step-by-step recipes are all fully illustrated with colour photographs and there are plenty of delicious recipes you can make with your home-made ingredients. Try the Buttermilk Scones or the Lamb Kebabs with Zaâ€™atar Labneh. Beet Latkes with Lox and Sour Cream or Ricotta and Spinach Dumplings with Cherry Tomato Sauce are perfect for entertaining and the Fig and Honey Ricotta Cheesecake is simply divine. The Creamery Kitchen will help you develop a deeper understanding of the provenance of delicious home-made food and the care, time, and love that goes into producing it.
Author: Miyoko Schinner
Publisher: Book Publishing Company
Release Date: 2013-03-14
Gourmet restaurateur and vegan food expert Miyoko Schinner shares her secrets for making homemade nondairy cheeses that retain all the complexity and sharpness of their dairy counterparts while incorporating nutritious nuts and plant-based milks. Miyoko shows how to tease artisan flavors out of unique combinations of ingredients, such as rejuvelac and nondairy yogurt, with minimal effort. The process of culturing and aging the ingredients produces delectable vegan cheeses with a range of consistencies from soft and creamy to firm. For readers who want to whip up something quick, Miyoko provides recipes for almost-instant ricotta and sliceable cheeses, in addition to a variety of tangy dairy substitutes, such as vegan sour cream, creme fraiche, and yogurt. For suggestions on how to incorporate vegan artisan cheeses into favorite recipes, Miyoko offers up delectable appetizers, entrees, and desserts, from caprese salad and classic mac and cheese to eggplant parmesan and her own San Francisco cheesecake.
Dairy farming is one of the hardest types of farming there is, and these farmers take a tremendous sense of pride in their work. Ninety-five percent of the 49,000 dairy farms in America are family owned, and many families have continued to own their farms for generations. Milk is in their blood. The Dairy Good Cookbook showcases the lives of these hard-working farmers across the country. This book celebrates not only the love that people have for dairy foods, but it also pays tribute to the dairy farmers—and even the cows that make all this great cuisine possible. The book is divided into six sections organized by a day in the life of a dairy farmer, beginning with Sunrise and ending at Sundown, along with other special days in the year (including holidays and family get-togethers). Each chapter highlights one of six different types of dairy cows and includes profiles of both large and small dairy producers. Nothing soothes the soul quite like a warm bit of Macaroni & Cheese, Apple Cheddar Pizza, Apricot Dijon Pork Chops, or a taste of Dairyman’s Chocolate Cake. The 115 recipes include dishes from the archives of Dairy Management, Inc. as well as family favorites from farmers themselves. Tips on cooking with dairy are included along with family-friendly recipes and myriad photographs of the food and farms. Unlike other foods that we consume, where our milk originates is probably less than 100 miles from our homes. Dairy is still a small, community-based business, and dairy farmers are the original environmentalists since their livelihood depends on the health and well-being of their animals and where they live. This cookbook has the endorsement and support of Dairy Management, Inc., the umbrella organization to which all of America’s dairy farmers belong. Carla Hall from The Chew has contributed the foreword, and it will be released in early June for National Dairy Month.
As the DIY movement continues to gain momentum, it's no wonder home cheesemaking is the next hot topic. And from cheesemaking authority and teacher Louella Hill comes an education so timely and inspiring that every cheese lover and cheesemonger, from novice to professional, will have something to learn. Kitchen Creamery starts with the basics (think yogurt, ricotta, and mascarpone) before graduating into more complex varieties such as Asiago and Pecorino. With dozens of recipes, styles, and techniques, each page is overflowing with essential knowledge for perfecting the ins and outs of the fascinating process that transforms fresh milk into delicious cheese.
In this home cheese making primer, Ricki Carrol presents basic techniques that will have you whipping up delicious cheeses of every variety in no time. Step-by-step instructions for farmhouse cheddar, gouda, mascarpone, and more are accompanied by inspiring profiles of home cheese makers. With additional tips on storing, serving, and enjoying your homemade cheeses, Home Cheese Making provides everything you need to know to make your favorite cheeses right in your own kitchen.
Author: James R. Leverentz
Release Date: 2010-05-04
Become a cheese gourmet. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Cheese Making is for both the hobbyist who will enjoy this traditional skill and organic food enthusiasts interested in wholesome, additive-free foods, offering readers the step-by-step process for making all variety of cheeses. ?Covers the processes of creating Mascarpone, Ricotta, Neufchatel, Queso Fresco, Farmhouse Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Colby, Traditional Cheddar, Feta, Gouda, Havarti, and many more cheeses ?The author created and sells a cheese-making kit voted best in the country by The Wall Street Journal ?The eat-local movement, along with recent food-safety scares, has piqued an interest in producing one's own cheese
The author and culinary educator behind the food blog Hungry Cravings offers recipes and techniques for making over 50 different flavored butters, both sweet and savory, to be served with breads, muffins, fish, meat, pasta or vegetables. 10,000 first printing.
Now back in print, the internationally acclaimed The Book of Yogurt offers over 300 flavor-packed recipes ranging from hearty peasant fare to elegant creations. Sonia Uvezian, an Armenian born and raised in Lebanon, expands yogurt beyond the narrow limitations of desserts and snack foods and incorporates it into an impressive array of international dishes, among them South American Pumpkin Soup, Balkan Moussaka, Russian Beef Stroganov, and Caribbean Papaya Frappé Also included is a section on making yogurt, along with outstanding recipes for frozen yogurt. A genuine contribution to culinary literature, this indispensable guide will take its readers on a voyage of discovery that will inspire yogurt lovers to new gastronomic heights as well as create a whole new following for this guardian of good health.
Learn traditional & professional ways of making the finest cheeses of cow's, goat's, or sheep's milk, using simple home equipment. Step-by-step instructions are clear and easy to follow. With over 800 beautiful black-and-white photos, your cheesemaking questions will be answered. Book progresses from the milk itself, through all kinds of renneted & non-renneted cheeses, grouped by each great cheese family. Learn how to make cheese just the way you like by varying the acidity, moisture, temperature, salting, and ripening so cheese can be strong or mild, hard or soft, mold-ripened or plain. Instructions range from lactic-coagulated Yogurt, Sour Cream, and Chevre, through renneted Bandaged Cheddar, Tomme, Alpine Comte-style, Brie-style, Gouda, stretched-curd Mozzarella, plus many more. There are washed-curd cheeses like Havarti and Raclette, whey cheeses like Ricotta and Mysost, and Scandinavian cheeses. In addition, ripening & rind treatments from dry-brushed to moldy, bloomy to smeared, are described in easy-to-understand detail. Learn about ingredients, equipment, and how to make cheese presses. All measurements in both metric and English. Includes Frequently Asked Questions, cheesemaking record-keeping charts, suppliers, further reading, references, 20-page glossary, & 30-page index. Foreword by Ricki Carroll. PARTIAL CONTENTS INCLUDE: The milk; supermarket pasteurized milk; proper milk cooling, handling, safety. Equipment & supplies; home cheese vat; pressing, building cheese presses. Recognizing problem recipes; rennet; starter cultures; acidity, pH meters. Flavor/texture development. Acid-plus-heat coagulated Ricotta, Pot Cheese, Sweet Feta-style; Mizithra. Lactic-acid-coagulated Buttermilk; Cottage Cheese; Sour Cream; Yogurt; Chevre: plain, molded, ashed; smoked Rygeost/Quark.Soft, fresh, renneted Feta-style, Cambanzola; Haloumi, Anari; Blue Cheese; Brie-style.Lightly pressed, renneted Farmer's Cheese; ripened, reddish Reblochon.Renneting; flocculation; clean break; texture at cutting. Mesophilic French Tomme; Bandaged Cheddar. Salting; rind treatments. Washed-curd Danish Havarti Esrom, Samsoe; Danbo. Smear ripening. Raclette; Gouda. Brushed rinds. Thermophilic styles: Kefalotyri, Comte, Emmental. Eyes. Stretched-curd Mozzarella, Scamorza, Burrata. Shaping.Whey cheeses: Ricotta, Manouri, Mysost/Gjetost, Crème Fraîche, Whey Butter, cultured Butter; Ghee.
An anniversary tribute to a noted cooking school traces its reflection of evolving culinary trends throughout its first three decades, providing dozens of recipes designed in accordance with the slow-food movement, gluten-free diets and regionally produced heirloom ingredients.
Yvonne Maffei is the founder of the hugely popular cooking blog and Islamic lifestyle website My Halal Kitchen. Her new book, My Halal Kitchen: Global Recipes, Cooking Tips, and Lifestyle Inspiration, celebrates halal cooking and shows readers how easy it can be to prepare halal meals. Her cookbook collects more than 100 recipes from a variety of culinary traditions, proving that halal meals can be full of diverse flavors. Home cooks will learn to make classic American favorites and comfort foods, as well as international dishes that previously may have seemed out of reach: Coq without the Vin, Shrimp Pad Thai, Chicken Tamales, and many more. The book also includes resources that break down the basics of halal cooking and outline common non-halal ingredients, their replacements, and how to purchase (or make) them. As Maffei often says to her million-plus social media followers, halal cooking elegantly dovetails with holistic living and using locally sourced, organic ingredients. In the halal tradition, every part of the farm-to-fork cycle has importance. This book is an ideal resource not only for Muslim home cooks, but also for any home cook looking to find delicious and healthy recipes from around the globe.
Author: George Bathie
Publisher: Intermediate Technology
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Business & Economics
Most communities have the capacity to support a well-run bakery operation. With good planning and access to raw materials and markets, setting up a bakery can represent an excellent enterprise opportunity. Baking for Profit provides the information that a small entrepreneur needs to address when setting up a bakery. The emphasis is on clear advice and instruction, beginning with effective planning. The opening chapter covers first steps, including setting about the vitally important feasibility study. Subsequent chapters cover other aspects of setting up the business, such as choice of site and layout of buildings, hygiene and safety, raw material selection and choosing the right type and scale of machinery and equipment. The book gives appropriate recipes for initial production, as well as guidance on suitable production systems. There are also troubleshooting charts giving advice on overcoming production problems, as well as useful advice on stock management. This practical manual is invaluable reading for those who are starting out in the bakery business, those whose job it is to advise others doing so, or those who want to scale up existing operations to increase their profits.