Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Make your own Mozzarella

Today was fun and it tasted good too!

We made our first batch of Mozzarella! First we had to heat the gallon of milk, the recipe had a strange process for heating the milk, we had to put it in a pot in a sink that was full of hot water, and stir it and watch the temp. until it hit 90 degrees. After that we added the vegetable rennet and let it sit. Then -- IT CURDED! : ) after that we strained it and heated it and put it into balls and refrigerated it. For lunch we had sprouted wheat bread toasted with, green garlic pesto, mozzarella, and sun dried tomatoes (made in a dehydrator). It was DELICIOUS!!!

Lily Reid, * guest blogger* my personal blog about photography and crafts is lilyslivelihood.blogspot.com


Grandma Beth said...

Hi Guys.
I love your site & I really enjoyed your cheese story. Waterr is pretty scarce here, due to drought, so I usually make my cheese in a "pot in a pot" - the bigger one has water in, which I can use later. Haven't tried Mozzarella yet, but after seeing your photos, I can't wait!

RecessionMom said...

I know this is an older post but can you send your recipe? I can find recipes online for the stretchy-type mozzarella but I love this natural type mozzarella the best! It looks so beautiful!

Petaluma Homesteaders said...

The recipe we used was found in "THE BACKYARD HOMESTEAD: Produce all you need on just a quarter acre!" by Carleen Madigan. Lily, my guest blogger has it. You can e-mail her through her blog.

Good luck!