Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Curds and Whey

Little Miss Muffet Sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds an whey;
Along came a spider
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.

I didn't know what curds and whey were until a couple of months ago. Now I think the nursery rhyme is pretty cute :)

It is such a foreign idea to let our milk sour (only use raw milk for that) but that is exactly what you are doing in this recipe. This was so simple to make.

This recipe to is make whey using Raw Milk. You can also "drip" your homemade yogurt to get whey.

-Place 2 quarts of the milk in a glass jar, bowl or pitcher and leave at room temperature for 2-4 days until the milk separates into curds and whey.
-Pour into a strainer lined with cheesecloth and let it drip for a few hours.
-Tie the cheesecloth to a wooden spoon. Place the spoon over top of a bowl or pitcher (suspended across.)
-Let it drip overnight.
-When it has stopped dripping, place whey in glass jar and refrigerate. It should keep for about 6 months.

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