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Is it possible to treat dairy with lactase to make it lactose-free at home?

Part of my unending series of icecream-related questions: I’m mildly lactose-intolerant, usually don’t have a lot of upset from a small amount of ice-cream. (Especially since cream is naturally lowish ...
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What are the conditions that raw milk, just milked from a cow, should stand to obainin thick traditional Romanian smântână?

Let's say I have fresh, raw, unpasteurized milk, just obtained from a local cow owner who milked the cow within the last hour, the milk is still slightly warm from the cow's body heat. In what ...
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Why homemade and certain artisan commercial butters have creamy texture but most commercial butters have oily texture?

Usually when you make homemade butter, and sometimes some commercial semi-artisan butters, for example french Isigny Ste-Mère Unpasteurised, the butter has a, what I would call "creamy" ...
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Dairy-free substitute for milk when marinating chicken

A number of recipes involve soaking meat in milk, buttermilk or yogurt, for example several Middle Eastern lamb recipes and traditional American southern fried chicken. Someone I'm cooking for is ...
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Raw cream safe to consume after 125 F for 12 hours? [duplicate]

I was attempting to make clotted cream with pure raw cream (jersey cows) from the dairy farm. I had my temperature too low I think though. I had it "cooking" at 125 F for 12 hours. It should have ...
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What exactly is the difference between all these dairy products?

I have heard cooks talk about the following products and was wondering what exactly they are and what the difference is between them? Buttermilk, Creme Fraiche, Clotted cream, whipped cream, double ...
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Dairy substitutes for various purposes

I've been considering trying to reduce my dairy consumption for environmental reasons (I've long since reduced my meat consumption), but I'm not sure what to use for various substitutions. I ...
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Is natural yoghurt & soured cream a good replacement for khatta dahi (Indian sour yoghurt/'curd')

Dahi is a natural unpasteurised yoghurt eaten as-is and an ingredient in India, aka curd in Indian English (different to curd in Br/Am E. though). Khatta dahi is more soured (khatta means sour). What'...
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Why didn't my ricotta curdle?

I've been making my own yogurt for a while – 1-2 quarts of whole milk, 12 hours cooked, into 1-2 pints after straining it all day. A few batches ago I started saving the whey. Today I tried to make ...
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Is there a maximum amount of time heavy cream can be fermented?

I want to ferment some heavy cream and was wondering how long can it be fermented for? Side question does reducing the ph of the cream mean it can be fermented longer?
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Can a sauce with dairy be jarred?

I've found when making spicy sauces they usually taste better when they've had time to rest in the fridge for a few hours, for example curry or chicken tikka masala. To obtain full flavor I've debated ...
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What stage of cooking chicken to use milk cream?

I originally purchased packaged fresh cream to make butter chicken, but then cooked a normal chicken curry in a pressure cooker and after it cooled, added around 200ml of the cream to it. But after ...
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Making Cream cheese and Mascarpone cheese at home

I’ve been trying to make Mascarpone cheese and Cream cheese and I’ve tried various recipes but all have failed. I think the problem is with my starting ingredients. All my cream cheese/mascarpone ...
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Why is it recommended to mix yogurt starter with a small amount of milk before adding to the entire batch?

When making yogurt with Yogourmet yogurt starters it is recommended to boil the milk, bring it down to 110 degrees F, then take out a cup of milk and mix the starter, then add that mixture back into ...
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Do you need more yogurt starter for more milk?

I bought some Yogourmet yogurt starter packages and it says to use 5g per 1L of milk. However, if I am making a gallon at a time - is more starter actually required than it would be for just 1L?
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My fridge door was left cracked open over night [duplicate]

My fridge door was left open over night with the fridge light on. Is my dairy products safe to eat?
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Is eggnog just a milkshake?

Last year I tried eggnog for the first time, following a homemade recipe involving egg, cream and sugar. The result tasted like a thin vanilla ice-cream milkshake (with spices and alcohol). Recipes ...
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Is skyr supposed to be fat free?

I’ve noticed a couple of brands of skyr popping up on store shelves but they’re all fat-free. I’ve had some and it’s not bad, but as someone who eats 6% yogurt I definitely found it lacking a certain ...
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Food industry: where does buttermilk go?

I've recently home- made butter. Starting from 500g of cream I've obtained, let's say, 250g of butter and 250g of buttermilk. The fairly big amount of by-product/scrap, the buttermilk, due to: half ...
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Why are fermented dairy products pasteurised?

Could it be for longer shelf life?How much longer does pasteurised dairy products last compared to non pasteurised one?It doesn't make much sense to me to destroy useful bacterias.I understand that ...
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How can a Bavarian cream that includes orange juice thicken with so much liquid?

I found a recipe for an orange flavored Bavarian cream with the following directions. Start with a crème anglaise by whisking egg yolks and sugar and then add boiling milk flavored with orange zest. ...
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Can I pre-prepare dauphinoise potatoes?

I am hosting my first Christmas for the mother-in-law so of course am freaking out. I'm planning on cooking a roast something but with a slightly different spin on it from normal Christmas Dinner as ...
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Nutrition: Yogurt vs Milk [closed]

I'm generally a fan of having quite a bit of whole milk/yogurt made with whole milk (no flavoured stuff, no extra sugar). I'm also quite finicky about calories. I have found that the low sugar content ...
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My posset curdled, is it salvageable?

Today I tried my 1st posset. Everything was going good until I added the lemon juice. It immediately curdled? Is there anything I can do to save it?
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Which foods are most likely contaminated by dairy due to processing methods used?

I am Vegan but also highly allergic to milk and wondered if anyone is familiar, or has come across any knowledge about which foods and food groups are typically processed in a factory which also ...
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Combine skim milk and cream to substitute for whole?

In what ratio would you combine skim milk and higher-fat dairy to reach an equivalent of e.g. whole milk? I ran out of whole the other day making bread, tried to add a splash of half-and-half to 2%, ...
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how to make a “biting” buttermilk

Some brands of fermented dairy products have a certain "bite" to them, literally a tingling sensation on the tongue when you eat them. I've found it in Danish buttermilk for example. (I've also ...
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How to make paneer at home like the packaged ones?

whenever I make paneer, it is somewhat sticky on the teeth and doesn't give that 'squeaky' feel. I use the packaged pasteurized full cream milk.
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Vietnamese burnt sugar beverage

A while ago we ate at a Vietnamese restaurant in San Francisco's Chinatown. We were given these nice burnt sugar-flavored beverages to drink, but unfortunately the staff did not speak fluent English ...
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Ratio of cream/butter to cheese in Alfredo with high fat cheeses?

I would like to substitute ricotta in Alfredo with mascarpone. However I found doing that greatly affects the texture of the Alfredo making it too greasy and less creamy and smooth like I want it to ...
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How to achieve a flexible consistency on ice cream? (photos attached)

I'm an amateur ice cream maker. I've tried to emulate this ice cream without success: it is thick and flexible; the texture reminds me of melted marshmallows yet it´s not overly sweet. It's so ...
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Cheese making, acidic whey, denatured protein

I wish to know. Does protein in acidic whey gets denatured and is it unfit for consumption. By acidic whey I mean whey which was made through citric acid as splitting agent for making panner(cottage ...
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Why does my ricotta cheese go bad in a few days?

No matter if I buy my ricotta by weight or by package it goes bad (funky smell, the puddle of cheese water gets grainy, some yellow tint on the sides of the cheese, losing its mellow sweet taste) ...
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Why did my ricotta cheese did not completely melt in the Alfredo?

Today I sauteed a quarter cup mushrooms in 3 tbsp butter and added 250ml cream. Everything was set for me to add the ricotta and finish the Alfredo, but it only partly melted. Beyond a certain point, ...
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Does commercial sour cream still contain live bacteria?

Does commercial sour cream still contain live bacteria? A family member cannot consume them, so I am looking for a way to recognize sour cream without live cultures.
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Does creme fraiche contain live bacteria in the same way that yoghurt does?

Is crème fraiche 'live', like yoghurt is? Or is it 'inert?'
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Homemade butter not softening properly

Recently made butter in my stand mixer. Squeezed it dry and rinsed it before kneading in sea salt. However, when left out the butter is not softening as store bought butter would to make it ...
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Why would milk form a dense emulsion when warmed?

About a week ago, I noticed that the milk I had bought a few days before seemed to curdle in coffee -- if you haven't done this before, it can happen with sour milk, and separates into tiny cheese ...
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What's the difference between heirloom and direct-set yogurt cultures?

Yogurt cultures seem to come in two varieties: heirloom and direct-set. The difference between the varieties is that one is a carefully selected mix of bacterial strains (direct-set), and the other ...
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I accidentally froze a carton of Half and Half. Is it ruined?

My fridge got set a wee bit colder than it should've and most of my liquid stuff has frozen. Fortunately all I had in there at the moment was some bottled water, some fruit juice, and a carton of half ...
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Why does yoghurt need to feed on milk products? Why not plain sugar?

My understanding is that yoghurt is is the biproduct of a yoghurt culture, a bacteria, eating lactose and excreting the yoghurt. My question is - why does it need to be lactose that the yoghurt ...
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How much sugar and vanilla extract should I use in 1/2 gallon of ice cream?

I've lost a simple ice cream recipe I used prior to making custards, and I find occasionally I'd like to make it since it's much simpler and faster - can be made in the churn with no additional dishes ...
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Is it bad to eat cheese after its expiry date? [closed]

I accidentally ate some packaged shredded cheese without knowing its expiration date. It expired in December and it is now February. it tasted fine, and it wasn't moldy. will I be okay? or should I ...
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Low-fat quark plus blended blueberries — texture changes over night?

I tried to prepare my own blueberry quark by blending (about 200g) of (European) blueberries and gently mixing the result with 500g of low-fat quark. Season to taste with sugar. The result is nice --...
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Is yogurt plus milk considered buttermilk?

I've read somewhere (it was a vanilla cake recipe, IIRC) that 3/4 cup yogurt plus 1/4 milk is buttermilk. A recipe (buttermilk biscuits) calls for buttermilk and I'd like to know if I can use this ...
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Why might I have trouble making butter from Crème Fraîche?

I tried making cultured butter today from a supermarket variety crème fraîche. For some reason the butter hasn't split from the whey although I've "churned" it with the hand mixer for 20 minutes or ...
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cooling pasturized milk

I live in the Romanian countryside. Everyone here pasteurizes milk in a pan on the stove. No one goes through a quick cooling process: people just don't have conditions to do it, I guess. Instead, the ...
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What cheeses have the least amount of whey in them (or not at all)?

What cheeses have the least amount of whey in them or not at all?
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How to make mozzarella with rennet?

I used to make soft cheese by vinegar, which quickly results in the formation of curd. I tried to make hard cheese (mozzarella) by rennet (commercial tablet) by the process took more than 30min and ...
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Quick tiramisu with many restrictions

My wife helps organize a vegetarian community kitchen. She recently had a request for tiramisu-like dessert but there are a number of restrictions: The time frame of the kitchen means they only have ...