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Blackberry and apple cheese
Wed 26-Oct-11
7:19 pm
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Richard M
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Good evening everyone,

I hope somebody can help.

I have just made 3 ramekins of Blackberry and apple cheese and I am unable to put any kind of cover over them (I was going to try cellophane jam jar covers but these are too small) I was wondering how long these would last with out any cover?

Any suggestions on how to extend their keep would be much appreciated.

 

Thanks.

 

Richard M.

Wed 26-Oct-11
7:22 pm
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wave Hello and welcome Richard, good to see you joining in at last.  Can you put some rounds of baking parchment or baking paper over the ramekins?

I'll try that again!

Wed 26-Oct-11
7:26 pm
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Richard M
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And secure with elastic bands.

The ramekins may still be warm so I'll be careful.

Thanks Toffeeapple.

Wed 26-Oct-11
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I'm also wondering if you could make the circles to fit exactly in the ramekins, that way air and everything should be excluded.  Let us know what you do?  By the way, someone who knows far more about it than I, will be bound to tell you something far more sensible, so hang a round or come back tomorrow. wink

I'll try that again!

Wed 26-Oct-11
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Now the ramekins are cold I could use the parchment cut as a circle inside the ramekins and put clingfilm over the whole of the top.

Pam Corbin says in the River Cottage Preserving book that cellophane covers should be applied while the jars are hot or cold so I could use that as a guide.

Thu 27-Oct-11
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Hi Richard, 

Welcome to the forum. smile

 

Now as to your cheese. If you have made it thick enough & it has set solid you should not need to put anything directly onto the surface; just add a cellophane cover,with it's elastic band to the jar. Keep it in a dry,dark cupboard & enjoy it. Cheeses were originally meant to be turned out & cut into slices or cubes. They were often put into decorative moulds, then sprinkled with sugar. For more info look at Brightspark's post #2 at

 

/forum/hedgerow-foraging-and-no-cost-sources-in-nature/quince-paste-query#p49856

 

There is a link on there to Ivan Day's site which show the beautiful old moulds used in the past. 

 

"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

from Les Miserables

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