Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Super easy soft cheese (Farmer's cheese)

Super easy soft cheese. Lovely with a little salt on bread. Yum!

Faye and Paulo's Fresh Cheese

I made it with one litre of milk, brought it to a simmer (not a rolling boil as in the recipe) and my tiny lemons were not enough to separate the curds and whey, so had to take one and a half (the first one was 2.5 tbs, so say maybe 3.5 tbs lemon juice for a litre of milk).

Friday, 8 June 2012

Home made yogurt

My first (successful attempt - my second attempt in total) home made yogurt! :) and it's yum, mashaa Allah!

The pictures show the preparation work (warming the milk, cooling and mixing in the yogurt) and the end result.

I tried to keep the temperature (should be constantly kept at 37°C or lukewarm for seven hours or more) with the oven method first, figuring S on a gas oven would be cool enough, what a mistake! It got too hot and was really difficult to keep at a constant temperature when I turned it off.

This time I kept it in a warm bath in a big pot. When cooking it was easy to keep the temperature right, leaving the pot next to the cooking food. After that I had to add some boiling water now and then from the kettle to the water in the pot, and it worked really well, mashaa Allah.