I received some kefir grains from Freecycle, and have had great success with making it. I had to put it to sleep in the fridge for a while over the summer because it was threatening to take over! The problem is, I really don't like the taste! I love the idea of it, I love making it and watching it develop, and I love looking at the weird little grains, but I just can't get used to the sourness and "offness" of it.
I've tried tasting it at 12, 24, 36, 48 hours. It was ok when I dumped a load of maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice in, but that does negate some of the benefits! I'm going to try adding a spoonful or two to my morning yoghurt but I do find the taste pervades, even through fruit smoothies.
What else can I do with it? What do you do with it? I was thinking of adding it to steel cut oats with savoury toppings, or to scrambled eggs. I know you can bake with it instead of buttermilk or similar but I'm trying to cut down on bread and cakes. Maybe I'll grow to like it, otherwise I'll have to give the little guys away again!
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