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9 Pints of home made Greek Yogurt! Costs less that $10!!! 1 gal whole milk, 3 cups powdered milk. Heat to 150, cool to 115. Add 1 cup PLAIN yogurt with live cultures and mix well. Put in open jars. Set in oven with the light on to keep it warm for the next 12-24hrs. Put lids on and chill in the fridge for up to a week. If you notice any clear liquid that's just whey. You can mix it back in or pour it off. It's not going bad -Eliza Travis
MY COOKIES SPREAD TOO MUCH If your cookie people look like they’re packing on the pounds after being baked, the culprit might be overly softened butter. The best way to soften butter is to let it sit out at room temperature for about an hour; if you’re short on time, try cutting up your butter into small cubes to soften more quickly. Avoid the microwave as this WILL destroy your cookies.
MY EGG WHITES WON’T WHIP UP! Whipping up egg whites is a difficult task, and even a little bit of egg yolk will stop them from whipping up fully. Egg whites whip up better at room temperature rather than cold, so let them sit out for several minutes. It’s best to use a copper bowl, but stainless steel or glass bowls work well, too. Make sure your beaters are clean and dry, and whip at high speed until stiff peaks form, which you’ll know when you lift the beater out of the bowl and the peaks sta
SPECIAL TRICKS FOR UNEVEN CAKE If your cakes are coming out domed, try two tricks: wrap Bake Even strips around the pan, or make your own by cutting a towel into strips, soak them in water and tie them around the pan. The second trick is to take a clean paper towel and gently press down the raised top of the baked cake while it is still hot. Alternatively, when assembling the cooled cake, you can use a serrated knife to cut an even surface and flip it around so the cut side is now the bottom.
MY DISH IS TOO SALTY. There’s nothing you can do to take the salt out, but you can add more of other ingredients to reduce its concentration. For salty soups and stews, try diluting with water. A bit of acidity from vinegar or lemon juice can also help curb the saltiness. To avoid this mistake in the future, make sure to taste as you go through a recipe, and be careful when using canned ingredients, which can be harbor high salt content.