Here’s some a brand new idea for Crista who is a devoted wife and mother to a batch of 7 energetic children. I was thinking of her today especially because it’s her birthday. I like to give recipes for birthday gifts – so here’s yours Christa. Have a good one!
THE EASIEST WAY to get Sour Cream is: Buy it in the store, but if you can’t get there……………
The NEXT EASIEST WAY is to put 2 tablespoons of vinegar into cream and refrigerate it, but if you don’t have cream….
Then there’s this “Low Calorie SOUR CREAM” for weight watchers ( a good, cheap and simple replacement when you’re in a pinch)
2 – 3 tablespoons white vinegar (Try 2 first. 3 is more sour)
Heat 3/4 of a cup of the milk slowly while stirring it constantly in a heavy saucepan. Stir the cornstarch into the remaining milk. Warm the larger portion of milk while stirring (to keep from burning) until it gets hot to the touch. Add the smaller portion of milk mixture slowly to it – still stirring and bring just to a boil to thicken it. Cool it. Slowly add the vinegar last. There you have it – Light Sour Cream.
But… if you want something closer to the real thing:
“BETTER SOUR CREAM”
Today I heated 3/4 cup fo 2% milk. I added 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and 1/4 teaspoon of guar gum (this has to be added to the cornstarch first before putting it into the milk and makes it…I’m trying to think of another word for slimy…> smooth and slippery) to the remaining milk. I added the two together and brought to a boil. I added 1 tablespoon of butter (to bring the fat content up which improves and mellows the flavor) and 1/4 cup of ice cream (which reduces the transparency and adds to the creamy taste). After it was cooled to room temperature, I added all 3 tablespoons of the vinegar. Even if you didn’t have guar gum or ice cream, a little mild flavoured oil -not olive oil- would help it.
Now Christa, sing this to yourself with the original tune:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
YOU CAN MAKE SOME SOUR CREAM
AND IT TASTES LIKE IT TOO.