I made my first clarified butter. Of all the times I’ve melted butter, I never really paid attention to the globs of dairy fat that floats to the top. It was really pretty easy. Lots of scooping from the top and bottom of dairy fats, then strain through cheesecloth and – Abracadabra! – clarified butter for cooking.
I also made coconut cream. It really is as easy as The Book says. Put a can of coconut milk in the fridge, then open and scoop out the cream. What surprised me was HOW MUCH cream was in the milk. Half the can was coconut cream. I put it in a glass container and I’m ready to go.
Finally, I made my first homemade mayo. I was surprised with the mayo, not having ever made it before. Crazy how mayo forms as you drizzle the olive oil in the mixture. It’s like Mayo Magic! Pretty cool!