How do I thicken homemade ranch style dressing?
Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:02 PM
I am not trying to imitate Hidden Valley, I just like trying different tastes.
I have made some satisfactory spice mixes but the dressing is always runny. I make it 1c milk and 1c mayo and add spice mix to taste.
How do I make it thicken?
Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:05 PM
Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:06 PM
Or 1 cup mayo and 1 cup buttermilk.
I will pick up either yogurt or buttermilk next time I am at the store. In the meantime, do you think 'soured milk" (milk plus vinegar) will work?
Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:10 PM
Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:12 PM
Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:20 PM
I keep xanthum gum on hand for dressing and GF baking things. A tiny pinch in homemade dressing really keeps it together. I like to make buttermilk dressing but it coats so much better with the addition.
We were GF when my older dd was home, but are not now. I don't have any xanthum gum (sent it with her) but I have cornstarch and chia seeds. Would you think either of these would work?
Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:22 PM
Posted 07 August 2012 - 06:53 PM
Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:54 AM
Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:30 AM
Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:26 PM
Use plain yogurt or sour cream instead of most of the milk. I always do equal parts plain yogurt and mayo, then add milk until it is the desired consistency.
:iagree:Yes, this. The cultured dairy gives it a nice tang too. Buttermilk also works well. Thinner than sc, but thicker than regular milk and adds nice taste.
Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:46 PM
But honestly, I would just put in less milk, or add cornstarch.