Waste not, want not

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Feeling pretty impressed that herself and I made a few things out of our surplus raw milk today.  Ok, so I know that this may seem to fly in the face of last week’s post however there is a reason behind the madness.  I hate waste and so the making and creating were inspired by that rather than any true desire to cook – honestly! Hopefully that vindicates me 🙂

Our creations? Well the aim was to make junket, on the suggestion of my Mother, and that was made eventually however on the way we made a rather interesting plum jam cheese.  Hmmmm….. see told you I’m not a foodie!

Our plum jam cheese

Our plum jam cheese

Following instructions don’t always turn out to be as simple as they seem in this house and today was no exception. It seems that in making junket you literally just give it 2 stirs after the rennet has been added. We learnt this very quickly after my constant stirring ended in our first attempt becoming curds and whey.  So not wanting to waste anything we strained the whey and hung the rest to see what happens.

The second attempt was far more successful and the pretty white pudding was cooled in the fridge until herself presented dessert tonight. The result was a rather bland kind of ‘instant pudding’ which herself thoroughly enjoyed and her father passed on, while making  comments of ‘rotten milk’??!!  I think it will be a dessert which will be made again – maybe with the jam flavour we originally intended it to have-  if for no other reason than to quiet my grandmother’s voice in my head saying ‘Waste not, want not’.

Junket fresh out of the fridge.

Junket fresh out of the fridge.

Hope this finds you creating all sorts of ‘somethings’ out of ‘nothings’.

Arohanui

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