Making Sour Cream at Home | How To Series| Kitchen Hacks

When you love to cook, especially everything from scratch, learning about these small but important things is not only imperative but also gives me a high.

Making Sour Cream at home is just so simple. Just so amazing !! And again costs you one fourth of what you buy from the market.
Homemade Sour Cream stays happy in the refrigerator for a month and it gets thicker and thicker and better and better with time.
Please make sure that both the cream and the buttermilk are at room temperature when you are making sour cream. This is important for best results. If the ingredients are cold, the sour cream will take much longer to thicken or may not thicken properly.
A lot of friends and my readers have been asking how to make sour cream at home. Finally, here it is:

Sour Cream
Ingredients
2 cups or 400 ml Light Cream, at room temperature
2 tbsps cultured Buttermilk, at room temperature
Procedure
1. Place the cream in a medium sized glass bowl.
2. Add the buttermilk and mix well.
3. Cover tightly with cling wrap and keep in a warm place for 24 hours, until thickened to a custard like consistency.I keep it inside my microwave.
4. After 24 hours keep the bowl in the refrigerator for atleast 24 hours before using the sour cream. The sour cream may continue to thicken in the refrigerator.

How To Make Buttermilk 


Take one cup milk at room temperature.
Add 2 tbsp of Vinegar and let it stand for 10 minutes.
Buttermilk is ready. 
Use it for beads, scones, cakes, sour cream etc.

Happy Exploring !!

Condiment Series | Sour Cream Onion Dip | Dip

Day 24


It’s here….the Sour Cream and Onion Dip !! Yummilicious and Simple !!
This is a super simple dip. Probably the simplest so far….. It’s best friends are salsa and guacamole if you like mexican !! Tastes heavenly with nachos or burritos or enchiladas or cornbread or tacos….oh ! the list is endless.
This is one dip that again goes with anything. I even love it with my seekh kebabs !! Yeah talk about fusion foods.


I often serve with ‘diet chips’. That’s what I call smart cooking or being a domestic goddess !! Put up something together so quickly which tastes yumm and leaves people wondering ‘how did she do this?’ 😛

Sour Cream and Onion Dip



Ingredients

1 cup of Sour Cream

2 Spring Onions finely chopped (including the green stems)

1/2 tsp Garlic Powder

1/2 tsp Salt

Directions

Whisk the sour cream. Add the onions, garlic powder and salt. Mix it well. Transfer in a serving bowl and serve.
Yes it’s that simple !!

Note:
I used homemade sour cream. (will share the recipe soon).
Bottled sour cream is readily available in supermarkets and cheese stores.


Happy Dipping !!