Wednesday, January 16

MAKE IT: Cheese Spread (Velveeta)

Velveeta cheese is probably my only weakness when it comes to overly processed foods and ingredients. I can slice off and eat it cold. One day I was in a hurry and started making queso and realized I didn't have enough, so I wondered can I just make it? Answer is yes!!! It tastes great, is less processed, and is just as creamy.

Full time: 24 hours
Makes an approximately 2 lb. Cheese block

You will need:

5 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cup hot water
1/2 cup powdered milk
1 package unflavored gelatin (1 1/2 tsp)

* small side note on this, you need a large food processor to fit this. If you have a small one I recommend making this in to batches and pour into the same pan. Just remember to divide everything in half for each batch.


Let us begin:
 
Line a small loaf pan with plastic wrap.

In a food processor combine water, milk, and gelatin. Process until gelatin is dissolved.

Add in all the cheese and process until smooth, 2-3 minutes.



Quickly pour into loaf pan.

Cover tightly with plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator.

Let sit for 24 hours.

Remove from plastic wrap to aluminum foil for storage, enjoy!