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CHEESE_MAKING at home
Fri 23-Mar-12
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Hattie
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I am getting more & more interested in making my own cheese. I have made variously flavoured simple cream cheeses but nothing more complicated. This recipe/method of making a 30 minute version of Mozzarella dropped into my inbox today, so I thought I would post it on the forum as it looks rather easy & un-frightening. I know I can buy rennet in Waitrose & I already have citric acid  (in stock, waiting for the elderflowers, to make cordial)....I just need a new accurate thermometer (I seem to have mislaid my old one).

 

http://www.simplebites.net/the-best-party-trick-ev.....tes%29  

 

I will post any other cheese-making recipes & info on this thread, that way I won't loose them & you can see them too. Please add to them as we seem to be good at this collection of tips, advice, recipes etc. on various subjects we are interested in pursuing. 

 

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Fri 23-Mar-12
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My Mum used to make cheese just by letting some milk curdle then straining the curds through muslin, I didn't like that either...

I'll try that again!

Fri 23-Mar-12
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Good idea. I haven't tried again since my failure but keep thinking about it. I am currently trying to sort out a supply of milk straight from the cow!

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Fri 23-Mar-12
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You can make butter from the whey , works out at 33gallons to the pound .

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And a lot of hard work...

I'll try that again!

Fri 23-Mar-12
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Butter from the whey? Not heard of that one.

I use the whey in making bread because it makes a really soft loaf.

I have used nettles to make cheese before as I can't get rennet easily here.cheers

Fri 23-Mar-12
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Good idea, Hattie, as I often find that I lose recipes because they've appeared on a different thread!

I'll have a look at your link tomorrow and see if it is do-able for me!.

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Sat 24-Mar-12
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JoannaS said:

Butter from the whey? Not heard of that one.

I use the whey in making bread because it makes a really soft loaf.

I have used nettles to make cheese before as I can't get rennet easily here.cheers

Joanna can you explain exactly how you use the nettles.....I have masses of them, they spring up everywhere so it would be sensible to make use of them, after all they are free.....LOL big_laugh

 

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JoannaS said:

Butter from the whey? Not heard of that one.

I use the whey in making bread because it makes a really soft loaf.

I have used nettles to make cheese before as I can't get rennet easily here.cheers

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I have a Mrs Beeton I must find as there will be good bits in there.

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Sat 24-Mar-12
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Joanna, do you do it like this ? This looks like a very useful site, I must explore further. smile

 

http://www.artisancheesemakingathome.com/creatingc.....eeses.html

 

I also found these two pages, esoterica I know, but that is the kind of stuff I enjoy hunting out....!!  roll_eyes  smile

 

http://www.cheesemaking.com/store/pg/244-FAQ-Chees.....ennet.html

 

http://cheesemakinghelp.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/mak.....g-sap.html

 

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wave  I am going to have a go at making paneer for my curry night.  I adore it, but have never attempted to make it before.  Has anyone ever tried this?

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Not I, but you might find a method here.

I'll try that again!

Sat 24-Mar-12
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wave  Thanks, Toni.  I found a recipe.  Great site, have bookmarked it.

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I love it when that happens!  I hope it works well for you.

I'll try that again!

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