i need recipies for working with goat milk

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  1. myrandaandkids

    myrandaandkids Well-Known Member

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    does anyone have a recipe for
    goat milk cheese,
    goat milk soap
    goat milk icecream
    tastey butter?(mine comes out pretty bland)
    anything else i can do with goat milk?
     
  2. Freeholder

    Freeholder Well-Known Member

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    For goat milk cheese (and ice cream, too, I think -- it's really late here, and I'm too tired to get up and get my book), get the book Goats Produce Too . It's a really good book, and not all that expensive.

    The remedy for bland butter is to let your milk go sour before taking the cream off. It makes really good butter that way.

    There is at least one book on making milk soaps, and again, it's well worth the price to get it.

    Kathleen
     

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    suzyhomemaker09 Well-Known Member

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  4. Sarah J

    Sarah J Well-Known Member

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    Or go hang out on the Dairy Goats Plus forum and check out the cheese making section, the soap making section and the general discussions. Something for everyone with dairy goats.
    http://dairygoatsplus.com

    Sarah
     
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  6. Raftercat5

    Raftercat5 Kathy in S. Carolina

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    If your butter is bland, perhaps it needs a little more salt?

    When making goats milk soap, first freeze the milk. Put the frozen milk in your non-reactive bowl and smoosh (is this a word?) it, then add the lye. If you don't freeze it first, the milk will 'burn' from the heat the lye produces, and turn first yellow, then orange, and it will smell bad. Or, if you're not using all milk, then mix your lye into water, discounting the amount of liquid you will have for goats milk. Then when your soap comes to a light trace, then add the goats milk. The soap will come out a lighter color this way.

    There's lots and lots of cheese recipes online. Try this: http://www.dairygoats.com/hightor/Home Cheesemaking is easy.htm

    and this for great easy mozzarella:
    http://www.cheesemaking.com/includes/modules/jWallace/ChsPgs/1Mozz/Index.html
    Have fun!
    - Kathy