Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Robert said that I should have given you the recipe for the cheese I made yesterday and he was right - it's a very easy method and you can have a yummy soft cottage cheese in a few moments. It can be softer or tougher depending on the amount of the lemon juice you add to milk.
Homemade cottage cheese
(don't be deceived by the poor light and the camera, the cheese is really snow white! ^^)
Here is the recipe:
- in a big pan bring to boil 4 litres of milk
- when it's hot, add 8 Tsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice (two or three lemons for it), you will notice the cheese forming almost immediately! ^^
And that's it. Turn off the gas, take a sieve and place a piece of muslin in it, put it into a big bowl in the sink preferably, then strain the contents of the pan through the sieve. Tie together ends of the muslin and hang it abouve the sink for a while to loose all the liquid.
You will end up with about 300 g of cottage cheese and about 3 litres of whey, which can be cooled down in the fridge and drank (add some raisins to it), or poured into the bathtub full of hot water for some beauty bath! *^v^* You can also save 800 ml of whey for the next batch of cheese, it works as good as lemon juice.
You can also make a flavoured cheese, like I did: when the cheese was still quite soft, I added about 2 Tsp of chopped wild garlic leaves and some salt, but you can add anything you like, sweet or sour.
I finished the back of Azalea this morning, only two fronts now and I'm ready to sew it up and dye! *^v^*