Sunday, August 15, 2010

Clabbered Milk

l had a question from someone a few weeks ago. She was told to leave her raw milk on the counter for 3-5 days and it would turn into cream cheese. Leaving raw milk on the counter sounded really gross to me, not to mention that it seemed like the resulting product might be unsafe.

I did some reading and asked some questions. Apparently it is called clabbered milk and used to be made often. It can only be done with raw milk, not pasteurized milk, because the pasteurization kills some of the bacteria that is needed to clabber the milk.

On a side note--that's why Clabber Girl baking powder was originally made. You would add the baking powder to clabbered or loppered milk to produce a leavening reaction.

Here is a link on how to make clabbered milk:
The Nourishing Cook

Someone on the Basic Cheesemaking Yahoo Group said they do this all the time. She freezes the results and it makes a 'killer cheese cake' during the winter.

I've got lots of raw goat milk in the fridge right now. I think I'm going to give this a try.

 Sitting on the counter waiting.... and waiting.... 

Update: I just recieved this link from a friend. It has some great information and recipes for clabbered milk! NH Honey.


~Tonia said...

That is very interesting!

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Linda said...

I do that often, but I have never tried the baking powder...