"Me apparently. Yours Truly...you remember me right? Murphy, from last time? Yeah. That's right...how could you forget, I know--"That 1". Yeah I got the pun! Sure, alright already, don't rub it in! Did you want to hear about this cheese or not?! Stop snickering then! Alright. That's better.
Well, the other day, I began to make yogurt..."
(If you have not read my previous post, you really need to in order to understand that introduction...but if you don't care that is fine too :) Just letting you know that I am not totally crazy!)
Yes, this post has been a while in coming...but you know me, there are two types of things I get done: Those things I eventually get to after I planned to get to them much sooner, and those things I planned to get to much sooner which I never get done...
But on to the accidental cheese!
Alrighty, so I began to make yogurt one evening...I had to wash the crock itself before I could begin, but I went ahead and plugged in the base first. After the crock was clean, I pored the milk (raw milk) into the cock, plopped it in the base, and turned it on. That was that. But when I came back to check it a while later it was still completely cold! The crock pot was unplugged. Yessss....I had asked Daddy to grind the coffee for me, and he had unplugged the base (which was empty at the time...I was washing the crock) to run the grinder!! Soooo, he did not know he was disturbing anything, and apparently didn't think to plug it back in...whereas I didn't think to check if it was plugged in, because I just did that minutes before hand. So I plugged it in and it began to heat up. At this point it is round about bed time, and there is no way the milk is going to cool down enough for me to inoculate it before I go to bed. So, I just let it sit there and would deal with it in the morning. No trouble.
Next morning I turn it on to warm it, but when I come to check on it later...it...er...has CLUMPS it it!! This is weird... Now I had heard that if raw milk is left out on the counter overnight that it will form curdy things. I figured that is what had happened, but what I found odd about that was that the milk had gotten hot the night before, but apparently not hot enough to pasteurize it!
Curdy looking things...gross looking right?
The accidental cheese maker,