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Homemade Living: Home Dairy with Ashley English: All You Need to Know to Make Cheese, Yogurt, Butter & More Hardcover – March 1, 2011
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Top Customer Reviews
The photos and design are a feast for the eyes, and the instructions and recipes are as straightforward as can be. Browsing through Home Dairy for the 3rd or 4th time, I was seized with that same uncontrollable hunger I've felt every time I've flipped this book's pages. I decided to make butter. It was easy, fast and delicious!! I can't wait to try some of her other recipes. I think it may be time to dust off the ice cream maker!
Last Christmas, I got my husband two essential books on cheese-making and I should have just waited for this book to come out instead. It covers all the basics and then some to tackle your dairy-making ambitions including a variety of both simple and impressive cheeses. There are even plans for a DIY cheese press! Home Dairy is a great addition to our cookbook and homesteading library. I am antsy to see what's next in the Homemade Living series!
It starts with a little history. Then explains Ingredients: Discusses Raw vs Pasteurized - Various types of cultures and how/when you'll use them and tips on getting the best results. Equipment: What can you use that you already own - How to build your own - What are the advantages of professional gear.
Then it gets down to business. "How To" includes alternative methods - No Tech to High Tech. There are basic techniques and extended information on how to make an International list of products. There are also a few recipes to get you started with using your dairy products in cooking. I feel confident that I'll be able to 'churn' out consistent results with this book as a guide. This should also provide me with enough foundation knowledge to use recipes off the web later.
Oh yeah... and a section for soaps and body products. The author/editor brought together some great talent. You get the best of the best.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the book I gift to friends just getting started making their own dairy products! I've purchased or borrowed many home dairy-ing books, and this is the one I keep coming... Read morePublished 4 months ago by GardenOlive
Just made my first cultured butter, so delicious! So far I enjoy this book and found it well written and easy to follow. I have not made cheese yet but expect it will be the same. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sunchine
Fabulous! The only how-to dairy book you need. Great instructions and recipes for turning any raw milk into dairy products like hard and soft cheeses, kefir, cottage cheese, feta,... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jodi Woodsmith
Simple and easy to understand for beginners, but still sophisticated. I can't say enough about this book. It's a treasure.Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
For what it is, it's ok. I was excited to get it, thinking that it had directions on how to make the starter's/inoculant's as well as the end products. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Nettie
really great book,easy to understand, i loved the layout and thought that she did amazing job putting this together. Read morePublished 17 months ago by heidi jo
Good Book! Tried it out from the library and couldn't live without it!Published 17 months ago by Rhoda Harris