Hi Bold Bakers!
Dairy is a really important ingredient when it comes to baking. It serves many purposes like replacing eggs, makes richer cakes and because it contains acid it tenderizes the gluten so it yields incredibly soft cakes. That’s why it’s important for me to show you How to Make Sour Cream.
Bold Bakers have been asking me about Homemade Sour Cream for quite some time. Whether it’s because it’s unavailable in your region, or maybe you’re looking for an inexpensive way to get it, here it is! And it’s so simple. You will be happy to know you just need 3 ingredients and a jar, that’s it.
Squeeze your lemon into the heavy cream first, and stir it well. Then add the whole milk and leave it covered on the countertop overnight. Make sure to use a breathable cloth (no lids or plastic wrap), as your sour cream will have a more fragrant flavor with exposure to the air. And that’s it!
In the morning, put it in the fridge and make sure to use it within two weeks. The consistency of your homemade sour cream might be slightly looser than something store bought, but it will provide all the same flavor and moisture to your baking.
Because there are no artificial thickeners, your homemade sour cream may be thinner than commercial brands you may be used to. Have no fear, it’s fine. I’ve gotten used to the consistency and like it better since it blends in recipes so well.
Leave out at room temp in your kitchen. Label it. After 24 hours stir (show separated) and store in the fridge. Keep for 2 weeks in fridge.
Make basic ingredients yourself and get more Bold Baking Basics.
- 1 cup (8oz / 240g) heavy cream
- 2 teaspoon lemon juice ( or white vinegar)
- ¼ cup (2oz / 60g) milk
- In a jar, mix the cream and lemon juice (vinegar) together, then pour in the milk. Screw a lid on tightly and shake well.
- Remove the lid and put a clean piece of kitchen paper over the jar and secure it with a rubber band.
- Leave it on the counter overnight (up to 24 hours) for it to set up.
- After 24 hours it should be quite firm. Give it a stir and cover it with a jar lid. It will keep in the refrigerator for 2 week or so, if it lasts that long!
- Note: Because there are no artificial thickeners, your homemade sour cream may be thinner than commercial brands you may be used to. Have no fear, it’s fine. I’ve gotten use to the consistency and like it better since it blends in recipes so well.
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