Besaw's Homemade American Cheese


VELVEETA smallIf you're like us, sometimes you crave the processed stuff. We know! It's terrible, especially coming from Besaw's. But admit it, sometimes all you want is that classic, oozy grilled cheese sammich made with Velveeta. Fear not, however, we've come up with a work-around. Now you can make the perfect grilled cheese you crave at home, without the processed cheese food. You'll Need:

1 1/2 lb grated cheddar, divided into 3 equal parts 1 1/2 C almost-boiling water, divided into 3 equal parts 1/2 plus 1 T instant dry milk, divided into 3 equal parts 1/2 envelope unflavored gelatin (about 1 1/2 t) divided into 3 equal parts Note: dividing up the above ingredients makes this recipe easy to make in a blender. You can skip that step if using a Cuisinart and make in one batch.

To Make:

Line a loaf pan with plastic wrap (we used an 8"x4"x2" pan). Add 1/2 C water, 3 T powdered milk and 1/2 t gelatin into blender and blend until gelatin is dissolved. Add 1/2 lb cheddar cheese and blend until smooth. Quickly pour into loaf pan--this stuff sets up fast! Repeat the above two more times, layering mixture into your loaf pan. Cover with plastic wrap and chill overnight before unmolding.

Melts fantastically on burgers and makes a great dip!