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rozz01 Apr 11, 2007 06:04 PM

I'm looking for ways to use kefir instead of just drinking it. Does anyone have any ideas or recipes?

  1. dbug31 Apr 11, 2007 09:39 PM

    Use it in a quick bread of sorts in place of some of the oil/butter.

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      rexmo Apr 12, 2007 04:15 AM

      I like to mix with some flour, let work for a day or so, as a quick sourdough starter.

      I have probably used it more in pancakes and breads than anything.

      It would still be drinking it, but mixed with mango pulp, makes a good lassi.

      Nice replacement for milk in oatmeal.

      Seems like Dom's kefir making page had a lot of recipes.

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        rozz01 Apr 12, 2007 06:49 AM

        I'm gonna try to make a sauce for bread pudding w/some, but that still leaves over half a gallon... does it separate if heated?

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          toodie jane Apr 12, 2007 01:03 PM

          with all the liquid in it, I'd be careful with heating. Not good for a custard base, but for a sauce that is gently warmed, I'd say it'd be fine. Just maybe use a bain marie, much like you''d melt chocolate over hot water. Warm is the key, don't think hot would be nice anyway. I think the tang would be a great counterpoint to the richness of the bread pudding.

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        Mike V Apr 12, 2007 07:00 AM

        I like oatmeal each morning. I top the oatmeal with blueberries, walnuts, pecans, raisins, flax seeds, wheat germ, bee pollen, almond milk and Kefir.

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          laurendlewis Apr 12, 2007 07:21 AM

          Bee pollen?? That's a new one.

        2. welle Apr 12, 2007 01:18 PM

          Any recipe calling for buttermilk. it's basically the same thing.

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            rozz01 Apr 15, 2007 04:48 PM

            made a yogurt cheese, really great. thanks for all the ideas

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              lone diner Aug 29, 2009 03:50 AM

              Someone once told me that you can marinate beef in it b/c the cultures would break down the meat a bit, thus tenderizing it. I tried this but did not notice any tenderizing effect. That was years ago when I had less cooking know-how and would try anything.

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