Are you a fan of adding Parmesan cheese to your favorite dishes? If so, have you ever thought about making your own Parmesan cheese powder?
It’s a great way to add a burst of flavor to anything from pasta and pizza to popcorn and roasted vegetables. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the simple steps of making Parmesan cheese powder at home.
Step 1: Get Your Ingredients
The first step in making Parmesan cheese powder is to gather your ingredients. You will need:
- 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
Step 2: Mix the Ingredients Together
Once you’ve gathered your ingredients, it’s time to mix them together. In a small bowl, combine the grated Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Use a fork or whisk to thoroughly mix the ingredients until they are evenly distributed.
Step 3: Spread the Mixture on a Baking Sheet
Next, spread the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure it is in an even layer so that it dries out evenly.
Step 4: Dry Out the Mixture
Place the baking sheet in an oven preheated to 180°F (80°C). Leave it in there for about 45 minutes or until it is completely dry and crispy. You can check every now and then by breaking off a piece and tasting it – if there’s any moisture left it will feel soft instead of crunchy.
You can also dry out the mixture without an oven by using your microwave. Spread the mixture onto a microwave-safe plate and microwave it on high for 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval. Continue microwaving and stirring until the mixture is completely dry and crispy.
Step 5: Grind the Dried Mixture
Once you’ve dried out the mixture, remove it from the oven or microwave and let it cool to room temperature. Then, transfer the dried mixture to a food processor or blender. Pulse it until it has turned into a fine powder.
Step 6: Store Your Parmesan Cheese Powder
Finally, store your Parmesan cheese powder in an airtight container. It will last for several weeks in your pantry or on your spice rack.
Making Parmesan cheese powder is quick, easy, and adds a delicious flavor to many dishes. With just a few simple steps you can create your own homemade Parmesan cheese powder that will be sure to impress your family and friends. So why not give it a try?