We have been reading the Laura Ingalls Wilder book - Little House in the Big Woods, and decided to try our hand at some pioneer recipes. Cornmeal and cornbread was a new food to most of the Grade 2's so we worked together to make 2 batches of it.
We decided to try to make butter to go with the cornbread but unfortunately, the store only had 18% Coffee Cream and not the 32% whipping cream that we needed. We gave it a valiant effort, shaking jars of cream for over 20 minutes with no sign of butter forming!
Oh well, the cornbread was tasty and we will try our hand at butter making again. The chapter in the book that we just finished described cheese making. Ask your child if they remember the special ingredient that Ma needed to make cheese! I assured them that we wouldn't be doing that.
With extra skim milk and coffee cream, the students were able to taste and compare them. Keep following our blog for more updates!