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Making Muffet Food

Little Miss Muffet was eating her curds and whey when that spider came along. Just what are curds and whey?

You need:

  1. 1 cup of milk (250 ml)
  2. 1/3 cup of vinegar (83 ml)
  3. a wide-mouth jar

What to do:

In a wide-mouthed jar, mix milk and vinegar.

What happens:

The milk changes. At the bottom is a thick sub­stance (the curds) and on top is a watery liquid (the whey).

Why:

Vinegar turns the milk sour and separates some of its parts. Curds are made up of the fat and miner­als and a protein called casein. Cheeses are made from curds. White glue is made from the casein of the curds. To use the curds as glue, just wash away the liquid.