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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Make your own Velveeta style cheese!!!

Why are you spending mega bucks buying Velveeta cheese when you can make your own??!!??

This is so much cheaper, and it does not have all of the additives in it!

American cheese (Velveeta) adapted from America's Test Kitchen
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 1/2 tsp powdered gelatin (A type is Knox Gelatin)
  • 8 ounces of cheddar cheese, finely shredded
  • 4 ounces of co-jack cheese, finely shredded
  • 1 tbsp nonfat milk powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup & 2 tbsp milk
Line a 4 x 5-inch loaf pan with plastic wrap, letting the excess hang over the sides.
In a small bowl, combine water and gelatin and stir. Let stand for 5 minutes.
Combine cheeses, milk powder, and salt in a food processor bowl.  Pulse to combine.
Microwave milk for 45 seconds. Slowly add hot milk through food processor tube then add the thickened gelatin mixture.  
Process for 1-2 minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides of bowl.  Should come out perfectly smooth.
Quickly add to loaf pan. Remove any air bubbles with a spatula. Smooth surface of cheese. Cover with excess plastic wrap.
Chill for 3 hours or overnight. Slice as needed.  

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