Category Archives: Recipes


Chocolate Truffle

Better then fudge! These truffles, or “triffles” as Doris put on her recipe card were delectable. Fudge is a favorite, but these were even better then fudge, they were soft, creamy and melted in your mouth. Of course fresh butter and Daloris Jersey Dairy cream make them even better then any store bought ingredients could.

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Easy Five Minute Cheese Curds


Do you like cottage cheese, cheese curds or feel adventurous enough to press your own little bit of farmer cheese? Or are you completely out of ideas of what to make with all your left over buttermilk after making all that delicious butter? Just make it into curd! All it takes is a little souring agent, like vinegar or whatever you desire, and heat. Simply place your soured buttermilk in a pan and heat it up while stirring and you can see the magic happen. Once the curds developed, they can be strained in a colander with a cheese cloth (or a cotton cloth will do) and rinsed with water. Add cream and salt to desired taste, if your goal is cottage cheese, and you are done!

*The picture above is just the curd after being rinsed, and maybe pressed a little too much but can still be crumbled for cottage cheese.

How to Make Butter at Home – One of Many Methods

Instructions for making
(As Suzanne Mortimer does it.)
Hard copies available in our store.

Use two Daloris Jersey Dairy bottles(one gallon raw milk).
1 – Let the cream rise to the top of the bottles in your fridge. It should only take a couple hours before you see the cream line near the top of the Daloris Dairy label.
*You may also pour the milk into your own large mouth jar. This may be easier to scoop the cream off the top.

2 – Using a turkey baster, suck the cream off of the top and put it into a mason jar. There should be nearly a quart of cream from a whole gallon of milk (or two Daloris Dairy bottles). It is okay to suck up some milk, it will not affect the butter making process.

3 – Once you have the desired amount of cream, set it out until it has reached room temperature. Butter won’t be able to stick together if it’s too cold, and if cream is too warm the butter will melt into the cream and won’t coagulate.
*Note: There is no set time it takes for your cream to warm, it all depends on the temperature of your kitchen.

4 – Place your cream in the blender and blend on medium for several minutes. The amount of time needed will vary depending on how fresh your cream is and the temperature of the cream. The older the cream, the thicker the consistency the faster it whips into butter. Most cream will become thick like whipped cream before it separates into butter and buttermilk. The sound of the blender will change and you will notice light yellow clumps spinning in off-white buttermilk. Stop the blender.

5 – Strain the butter out of the buttermilk by pouring out the buttermilk and hold back the butter with a spatula, or pour all blender contents into thin strainer.

6 – Rinse butter with cold water to remove all droplets of buttermilk. The buttermilk gives the butter a cheesy taste that isn’t preferred by those that are wanting just pure and simple butter. After separating the butter from the buttermilk, you can pour COLD water into the blender and blend again for a few seconds to agitate the buttermilk droplets out of the butter. That opaque water will need to be poured out, and new cold water poured in, and repeated until the water is clear. This may only take two rinses.

7- Mold the butter into a ball. Knead that ball of butter under cold water for one final rinse. If you want to add salt, add now by sprinkling the surface of your butter ball with salt and kneading it in. It doesn’t take much, unless you like very salty butter.
Yields approx one cup butter.

Feel free to call Suzanne Mortimer at (208)313-0816 or Doris Mortimer at (208)745-7779 with any questions. Both Mortimer’s welcome anyone who wants to come and be shown how to make butter at anytime. If you are coming for milk, feel free to give Suzanne a call and she can set out some cream and have it ready to show the process from cream to butter in just five minutes. Doris also holds classes for making butter, yogurt, and kefir. Information on those will be posted on our website,

Helpful references:
“The cream from Jersey cows produces the best butter because of its higher fat content milk, plus the fact that their fat is dispersed in larger globules than milk from other types of cows and tends to churn into butter more easily.”

Butter Making by Doris

This morning, Doris is holding her first in-home butter making class at 9 am. She hopes this is the first of many, so all those interested in learning first hand how to make butter from a pro(she literally is a professional), give her a call at 208-745-7779. If you see this early enough this morning and you want to join in the fun, spur of the moment, go to 4242 east 400 north in Rigby.  Making butter is an excellent, easy practice to help with your own grocery bill and help your family eat a little less processed.  Thanks for reading and have a good week!

Making Yogurt with Doris

MMmm Peaches

MMmm Peaches

You have all the power when you make your own yogurt, whether you like it thick greek style or thinner smoothie style, you can experiment and find exactly what you want.  Doris Mortimer has mastered yogurt making to fit the tastes of her family.  The secret to all the best yogurts is using the best ingredients.   We, of course, start with raw milk from Daloris Jersey Dairy.  Here’s how Doris makes her yogurt:

1 Quart Daloris Dairy Raw Milk (I use my buttermilk after making butter)
1/4 Cup Powder Milk (I prefer older powdered milk, but either works)
2 Tablespoons Cream (Optional to make a creamier yogurt)

1. Heat milk and cream uncovered over low heats, stirring occasionally until 180 degrees F  (Do not let boil).  If milk is brought up to temperature too quickly the bottom will scald.

2. If a skin has formed, remove it and then let the rest cool down to 110 or 115 degrees F.

3. Add powdered milk and 1 teaspoon yogurt starter to the milk.

4. Transfer yogurt into glass or plastic containers and let sit with towel around it in a cold oven (Or any insulated container like a cooler) to maintain temperature of 100 degrees F for 4-10 hours (the longer it sits the stronger or more tart your yogurt will be.)

5. You can eat warm, or put it in the fridge and let it cool down and serve cold, approximately 8 hours.

*Notes and tips
– Doris prefers not to use any metal utensils or containers besides the pan she heated the milk in.  The metal may interfere with the bacteria cultures.

– Here is a link to making greek style yogurt in a crock pot