Is your milk sour? In no case do not pour this wonderful product. Compared to fresh milk, the benefits of sour milk are much higher.
Options for the use of sour milk - a lot, from cooking to use in cosmetology.
We will give you some tips and you can use this product to your advantage.
Sour milk recipes
1. Homemade cottage cheese
If you have 1.5-2 liters of milk left, you can make wonderful cottage cheese. Approximately 200 - 400 gr. For this you need sour milk, two pots for a water bath, a colander and gauze. Pour the milk into a smaller saucepan and place it in a water bath. When the water boils, we monitor the milk. Milk will begin to coagulate, splitting into flakes and whey.
It is important not to overheat the milk, otherwise the cottage cheese will turn out to be dry. Once the whey has separated, remove the milk pan and set aside. In a colander, lined with gauze, drain the resulting mass and wait until it cools down. When the liquid drains, wrap the curd in cheesecloth and suspend until the whey stops dripping.
2. Delicious pastries
From sour milk, you can cook a lot of delicious dishes: lush pancakes, pancakes, pies, bread. Sour milk dough turns out to be airy and rises quickly. We recommend you pancakes in sour milk.
Add eggs and salt to milk. sugar, soda and beat with a whisk. Add flour and mix until thick sour cream. There is one secret - flour should be mixed so that the dough remains lumpy.
When the dough is ready, put the bowl with the dough in a pan with hot water (not boiling water), cover with a towel and leave for 15 minutes. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the pancakes. Do not mix the dough - just pick with a spoon and put in a pan.
3. Pickle meat
Lactic acid, acting on the fibers of meat, makes it unusually tender. In the Caucasus, meat has long been pickled in sour milk and Georgian kebab is considered the most delicious. You can use any meat and any spices.
The simplest recipe is meat, onion, salt, pepper and sour milk. Salt and pepper the meat, chop the onion rings. Put the meat and onions in a bowl, fill with sour milk, so as to cover all the meat and put in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Fry in skewers or in a pan, and enjoy delicious and tender meat.
The use of sour milk
4. Use as makeup
Do you think sour milk has found use only in cooking? It can also be used for skin and hair care. Milk improves the texture and tone of the skin, penetrates the cells and moisturizes them, relieves peeling and promotes the formation of collagen. Try to use it for daily washing, for baths, preparation of compresses, cosmetic masks and just for wiping the face.
We offer you a mask recipe for weakened and damaged hair:
It is good to soak the hair along the entire length, cover your head with a bag and towel, leave for 30-40 minutes. Then rinse with shampoo.
5. For pets
Sour milk is a nutritious product not only for humans. Pour some milk into the animal feed, and they will receive an additional portion of protein and calcium.
6. Fertilizers for plants
Even sour milk will benefit plants. Dissolve milk and water pots and flower beds. They say it is especially good for a tomato. At the same time, the sour smell of milk will scare away insects.
7. Silver cleaning
Sour milk cleanses silver well. Dip the silver in clotted milk for 30-40 minutes, and then rinse in warm water.
It is important: Do not drink milk that has soured as a result of prolonged storage.
If you bought too much milk or are going to leave for a long time, just put the bag in the freezer. When you need it again, put the milk back in the refrigerator - one night is enough to have a bag of fresh drink in the morning.
The recipe for fritters on sour milk
Required: 150 g of wheat flour, 2 eggs, 1 cup of sour milk, 2 tbsp. sugar, 1 tsp dry yeast, 1 pinch of salt, vanillin.
How to bake pancakes from sour milk. Combine milk with yeast, vanilla, eggs, sugar, beat with a mixer until smooth, salt to taste, introduce flour in parts so that no lumps form, leave the dough for 10-20 minutes to proof. Spread the dough with a tablespoon in a pan with hot oil and fry the pancakes from 2 sides until browning. Such pancakes are served hot with sour cream, honey, jam, etc.
Pancakes made with sour milk turn out to be very tasty, tender and lush.
The recipe for pancakes with sour milk
You will need: 400 g of flour, 60 g of butter for lubricating pancakes, 20 g of lard, 4 large eggs, 2 cups of sour milk, 4-5 tbsp. medium-sized sugar, 2 tbsp. melted butter for dough, 1 pinch of salt.
How to cook pancakes in sour milk. Melt the butter. Separate the egg whites from the yolks, grind the yolks with sugar, pour in part of the milk, add warm butter, fill in all the sifted flour and knead the medium-thick dough, gradually add the rest of the milk, kneading the homogeneous dough, and thus bring the dough to the desired density - by consistency as liquid sour cream. Egg whites to cool and beat with salt, mix them in the dough. Heat the pan, grease it with a piece of bacon, ladle pour the dough and fry the thin pancakes. Grease ready-made pancakes with butter, stacking on top of each other.
In addition to pancakes and pancakes, there are many other dishes that can be prepared with sour milk. From baking, it's also donuts and cake!
Sour milk donut recipe
You will need: 1 kg of sifted flour, 500 ml of sour milk, 500 ml of vegetable oil, 250 ml of water, 10 g of yeast, 3 eggs, 3 tbsp. powdered sugar, salt to taste.
How to make donuts on sour milk. Beat eggs with milk, sift the flour with a slide, pour milk with eggs and water, as well as yeast dissolved in water, kneading a homogeneous dough, let the dough brew. Knead the dough in an hour, roll it out in a thin layer, cut out the mugs using a tin, fry the donuts until a large amount of oil is browned. When serving, sprinkle donuts with powdered sugar, you can serve with feta cheese or jam.
The recipe for fruit cake with sour milk
You will need: 2 eggs, 2 cups sifted flour, 1 cup of sour milk and sugar, 1 bag of vanilla sugar, 1 tsp. soda, fruit and / or berries to taste.
How to make fruit pie with sour milk. Separate the egg yolks from the proteins, whisk the whites in a steaming foam with sugar, grind the yolks, then combine the two masses, mix, adding sour milk, soda, vanilla sugar. Gradually pouring flour, knead the batter. Lubricate the cake mold with butter, sprinkle it with breadcrumbs, lay out any fruits or berries, pour in the dough. Bake the cake until cooked in an oven preheated to medium temperature, sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.
Choosing different options for the fillings for such a pie, you can make it taste different each time: banana, currant, pineapple, strawberry, apple - you can make any pie!
But even on this, recipes for sour milk dishes do not end there. From it you can also prepare a delicious dessert cream.
Sour milk cream dessert recipe
You will need: 500 ml of sour milk, 1 cup sour cream, 1 orange (zest), 2/3 cup sugar, 1 tsp. gelatin.
How to make cream dessert with sour milk. Mix the sour milk with sour cream, add sugar, orange zest, gelatin, dissolved in 0.5 cups of water, mix, beat until thickened, putting the dishes with ingredients in a large container filled with ice. Put the cream in a bowl, put on top a mug of orange, sprinkle with icing sugar, remove before serving for 2 hours in the cold.
In addition to baking and dessert, from sour milk you can cook full-fledged main dishes.
Sour milk dumpling dough recipe
It will take: 2 eggs, 1 cup of sour milk, 1 tsp. soda, 1 pinch of salt, wheat flour.
How to make dough for sour milk dumplings. Beat eggs lightly, pour in sour milk, pour in soda, salt, mix, gradually pouring flour, knead the dough of such a consistency so that it keeps its shape. To make dumplings from this dough, you can use absolutely any filling. You can cook such dumplings in the usual way or in a double boiler.
Recipe for zucchini squash with sour milk
You will need: 500 ml of sour milk, 4-5 cloves of garlic, butter, red bell pepper, fresh zucchini, dill.
How to make zucchini squash appetizer with sour milk. Zucchini (about 750 g), peel and cut into circles about 1 cm thick, dip in salted boiling water with a sprig of dill, bring to readiness, remove, dry, put on a dish. Mix the sour milk with the garlic passed through the press, pour the zucchini, serve the dish cold or hot, flavoring each serving 1-2 tbsp. butter / vegetable oil heated with sweet red pepper.
Tomato salad with sour milk recipe
You will need: 150 g of sour milk, 120 g of tomatoes, 20 g of horseradish, 5 g of green salad and parsley.
How to cook a salad with tomatoes and sour milk. Cut the tomatoes into halves, put on plates covered with lettuce leaves. Beat sour milk with horseradish grated on a fine grater, pour tomatoes and sprinkle with chopped parsley.
In addition to baking, desserts and main dishes, sour milk can also prepare first courses, for example, in the summer heat, such a soup will be very handy.
Recipe for sour milk cucumber soup
You will need: 2 fresh cucumbers, 1 clove of garlic, ½ cup sour milk and water, 1 tbsp each. vegetable oil and crushed walnuts, 1 tsp chopped dill, ½ boiled egg, salt.
How to cook cucumber soup with sour milk. Peel the cucumbers, cut into small cubes. Beat sour milk with water, pour cucumbers, put the garlic, mashed with salt, season with vegetable oil and chopped dill, and put the chopped boiled egg to taste. When serving, this soup is sprinkled with crushed nuts, served cold.
As you can see, there are a lot of ways to add sour milk, so next time do not rush to dispose of this product. In addition to various dishes, curd is also made on sour milk, and this is actually much simpler than it seems at first glance!
Sour milk for face and hair
Having collected all the information about sour milk, I found out that a rather large number of various biologically active compounds are present in its composition.
It contains almost all vitamins, and fermented goat milk is extremely rich in vitamin PP or nicotinic acid, which has a beneficial effect on our hair.
But, for our skin, one of the most useful components of sour milk is lactic acid, which has a surprisingly beneficial effect not only on our internal organs, but also on our surface layer of the skin.
How does lactic acid work?
Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid, but it works more gently and gently than aggressive fruit acids.
Therefore, it can be used for problem skin with acne.
Due to its ability to exfoliate old skin layers, it works on the principle of chemical peeling and moisturizer at the same time.
It improves the texture and tone of the skin, penetrates into its cells and moisturizes them, removes any peeling, and also promotes the formation of collagen.
Under the influence of sour milk, the skin softens, pores open, all the accumulated dirt, fat, cosmetic residues stretch to the surface, and the skin is filled with nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
All this makes sour milk an ideal tool for cleansing all types of skin, except for particularly sensitive ones (peroxidic products containing a large amount of lactic acid can cause redness and irritation).
It is suitable for use at any time of the year, but in spring and summer, when freckles appear on the face under the influence of the first sun, sour milk is used to lighten them, as well as to remove old spots from acne.
By the way, not only sour milk, but also whey and kefir has similar properties, and if used correctly, it can be compared to home-made rejuvenation
How to cleanse the skin with sour milk?
Cleaning the skin with sour milk should be done as follows:
- Soak a cotton swab in a small amount of sour milk and rub it on your face. We are supposed to soften and dissolve the upper layer of dead cells.
- Then with the next swab dipped in milk more abundantly than the first one, wipe the skin again.
- So repeat the whole procedure several times, allowing the person to absorb a little milk and absorb its beneficial components into the skin.
- With the last swab, remove excess milk and rinse your skin with warm water. After such a procedure, I didn’t even need a cream, but if you have dry skin, maybe it will tighten a little.
- If you have very oily skin with large pores, apply on its sour milk a thin layer at night, and rinse with warm water in the morning. This procedure perfectly tightens pores, and slows down the increased production of leather fat.
If after cleansing with sour milk, you notice redness on your face, you need to wipe them with a cotton pad soaked in tea leaves, chamomile infusion or fresh milk.
Usually, after 5 times repeating this procedure, the skin gets used and stops responding to the irritating effect of sour milk.
Therefore, the frequency of use of sour milk for oily skin is 2 times a week, for dry and problematic skin 1 time per week.
Immediately after cleansing with sour milk, including after using cosmetics with lactic acid, you can not go out into the bright sun or you need to use cream with an SPF filter.
Sour milk for hair
Sour milk and kefir perfectly help fight hair loss, smooth them, give them shine and a healthy appearance.
Due to the presence of vitamin PP in lactic acid products, the hair roots are perfectly strengthened and their growth is enhanced.
The scalp softens and moisturizes, the hair follicles get good nutrition, and all this together has a very beneficial effect on the general condition of your hair.
You can apply sour milk directly to the entire length of the hair, or rub them into the hair roots, or make hair masks based on sour milk.
To do this, you can add yolk, essential oils, base liquid oils, herbal infusions, mix everything thoroughly and apply to dry hair for at least 1 hour.
I just slightly warm the sour milk, add 1 tsp of any oil (most often olive) there, mix, put on the roots and along the entire length of the hair, wrap it with a film and a towel and leave it for an hour. Then wash off and dry in a natural way.
Frequency of use of masks with sour milk for hair 1 time per week.
How to make sour milk?
Just leave to leave a glass of milk in a warm place for a day.
Well, to speed up the process of souring, it can add a small slice of brown bread to milk.
Of course, for these purposes it is better to take real undiluted and unpasteurized cow or goat milk.
As you can see, everything is much simpler than it seems to us.
And in order to effectively care for your skin, you do not need to reinvent the wheel and spend a lot of money on expensive funds.
Another simple and affordable recipe for making sour milk can be found in this video.
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