How to Make Sour Cream – Gemma’s Bold Baking Basics Ep 21

How to Make Sour Cream – Gemma’s Bold Baking Basics Ep 21

October 27, 2019 100 By William Morgan


Hi Bold Bakers!
Dairy ingredients, like sour cream, buttermilk,
and yogurt, are such important ingredients
when it comes to baking, so it’s important
to me that you know how to make them.
Today I’m going to show you how you can
make sour cream using three ingredients and
just one jar.
Into a glass jar, I’m going to pour in some
cream.
Into the cream, I’m going to add in a little
bit of fresh lemon juice.
This is what gives it that acidic flavor.
Now just mix these two ingredients together.
Into our cream and lemon mix, I’m going
to add in some milk.
Then, all you want to do is take the lid for
your jar, seal it up nice and tight, and give
it a really good shake, to get all of those
ingredients to mix really well together.
Okay perfect.
That’s it.
So now what you want to do is take off your
lid, and then we’re going to get a piece
of breathable kitchen paper, so any kitchen
towel works really well.
Place your kitchen paper over the top of the
jar.
And then I’m going to get an elastic band,
and then just seal the kitchen paper around
there.
So now what we’re going to do is let this
sour cream sit out at room temperature for
24 hours.
That helps it get sour and thicken.
Now if your kitchen is particularly hot, try
and put it in a bit of a cooler spot, so it
just doesn’t overheat.
I made this sour cream yesterday because I
wanted to show you what it’s supposed to
look like.
So we’re going to take off our kitchen paper.
And you will notice that the sour cream will
have separated a little bit, and it will be
solid on the top and liquid on the bottom.
So what you want to do is just give it a really
good stir altogether, and there you go, lovely,
thick, homemade sour cream, perfect for all
of your baking.
Now this will last in your refrigerator for
up to two weeks.
I have simple baking videos on how to make
your own butter, yogurt, self-raising flour,
lots more just like this one, so make sure
you go check those out!