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Saturday, March 29, 2008

[New York]: I don't give up easy

Today I tried again to make mozzarella - and I also tried to do some yogurt. The yogurt is still 'yog'ing so the jury is still out, but the mozzarella project finally went well.

Put some milk in a pan and heat to 88 degrees with secret ingredients from a kit...



It coagulates into weird looking shreds and whey....



Why did it work this time and not the last time? It's just different milk - some milk gets too damaged by processing to turn into cheese. This milk, from the deli on the corner, wasn't damaged. Weird.

Dump the whey and put the shreds into a bowl and microwave for a minute...


The cat, supervising, notices that whey is Of Interest To Cats and tries to lick it out of the sink....



Knead and heat the cheese until more liquid comes out and it becomes smooth and shiny...



And then it's done! This is how much cheese you can make from a quart of milk. I can eat this much cheese in about five seconds.

2 Comments:

At 2:33 PM, Blogger melinama said...

Cool! I wanna do this too!

 
At 5:22 PM, Blogger Hannah said...

You could use that good fresh farm milk from up the street! I bet it would work really well. They might even slip you some illicit "raw" milk - word on the street is that you can get it if you say you're going to use it to feed to animals...

 

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