Accidental Experiments in Milk Kefir Second Fermentation

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Many of the most innovative things have happened by accident, and the cultured kitchen is no exception. I often accidentally stumble upon something that changes the course of what we eat or how we eat or what our current favorite dish is. This week my space cadet tendencies reminded me of the revelation that is a second fermentation of milk kefir.

I’ve actually done this before and written about a second fermentation of milk kefir here on the main CFH site. I had forgotten about it and really only done it a few times as we just consumed the kefir too fast to buy the time to do it.

But one day I left one quart of kefir out on accident. It sat at room temperature with a tight-fitting lid for about 8-12 hours. A second quart of milk kefir went into cold storage. When I served cups of kefir up at breakfast there was a marked difference in the flavor of this kefir from our usual batches.

My family loved it and there was a marked difference between this kefir and the one that had not undergone the second fermentation.

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Easy No-knead Whole Wheat Peachy Almond Loaf

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Peaches, almonds, and buttermilk combined into a tasty bread… what’s not to like?

Gluten-Free, Egg-Free Sourdough Pancakes

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From the Editor: Please welcome Jerri, CFH Customer Support Representative and Cultured Kitchen Keeper. Being gluten free is hard enough, so what does one do when an egg allergy pops up on top of that? The usual answer is to buckle down and research. However, this time, I didn’t have to go far…by luck, Culture… 

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A Word about Heartbleed

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We thought we would take a short break from fermentation to give you this security update. As many of you may have heard in the news lately there was a security issue for some web servers.  It was a very specific issue and we wanted to give the short and sweet version of how Cultures… 

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