Notes from Catherine Rowett, former Green Party MEP for East of England and deputy coordinator of the Eastern Region Green Party*(UK). Biographical reflections on life as an MEP. Longer reflections and discussions on issues relating to policy, the good life, justice, equality, anti-austerity economics and the future of the planet. This is also a forum for exchanging ideas on how to tread lightly on the planet and avoid supporting exploitation and corrupt practices. Here we go...

Sunday, 28 October 2007

How to make your own semi-skimmed milk: method 2

Here's another method of making your own semi-skimmed milk, easily done if you're making something with hot milk.

Pour the milk into a milk pan and warm it over the heat. When it's hot, pour it off gently in such a way that it leaves the skin behind in the pan.

The rich creamy residue can be given to the cat, or washed away with the washing up water (though that's a tragic waste of resources, when there are hungry people who would be glad of it...). I believe that's how they make clotted cream so I suppose you could collect it and make a home made version of clotted cream that way.

NB you can't use precisely this method for microwave hot drinks and sauces, but you can do something similar by skimming the skin off afterwards from the finished product.

1 comment:

Catherine Rowett said...

Apologies. It appears that the skin on hot milk is a collection of proteins, not the fat. So skimming it off will give you a lower protein milk, but not a lower fat content.

Ah well, wiat for the next instalment and we might be able to do better than that.