Cooking With Eggs

The colour of the egg you buy does not affect its food value — although a speckled brown egg, fresh from a farm, boiled and served in an egg cup with home-baked, toasted bread and creamy butter is the image of an ideal breakfast for many people. Commercially produced eggs are generally sold in date-stamped … Read more

Types of Cheese

Cheese is made from the milk of a cow, goat or sheep. Milk is ripened by the addition of a ‘starter’ culture of lactic acid bacteria which turns milk sugar (lactose) into lactic acid. The milk sours as it ripens, separating into the solid curds and the liquid whey. The curds form the basis of … Read more

Yogurt Tips

Usually made from skimmed milk, the food values of yogurt are increasingly appreciated and many people make it at home. Use it, in its natural flavour, to make a health-giving breakfast, with a tablespoon of bran or muesli, with brown sugar and fruit. When you make a curry, add sliced cucumber or onion to yogurt … Read more

Types of Butter

Butter, with its unmistakable taste, is another versatile dairy product. Salted or unsalted it can be used in a variety of dishes or simply spread on toast. TYPES OF BUTTER Lactic butter This is made from ripened cream which has been soured by the addition of a culture. Its flavour is full and slightly acidic. … Read more

Types of Cream

FRESH CREAM Because of its rich smoothness and versatility, fresh cream is much used in cooking. It can be used to thicken soups, enrich sauces, and cover puddings as well as being the main ingredient in such desserts as syllabubs and ice creams. It can be used as a pouring cream or whipped and is … Read more

Milk And Cream

Milk should be stored in a cool place, preferably in the refrigerator, as it is highly perishable. It is packaged in sterile bottles or cartons and so will keep best in its own container. Cover jugs, even in the refrigerator, to prevent milk from absorbing flavours from other foods. Wash milk jugs well before refilling, … Read more