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Mozzarella!

I finally got around to making the moz.



It's kinda chewy, like string cheese(Shan tells me string cheese IS mozzarella). Next time I will leave more whey in, stretch it less(but the stretching is FUN) and put more salt in. Still, it's pretty awesome. Yay cheese!

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imamommy
Apr. 20th, 2008 07:52 pm (UTC)
You made mozzarella? from scratch? That is sooo cool! I should just talk to you instead of going over to Olivers.
democritus
Apr. 21st, 2008 04:16 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's really easy. I followed the directions here.
welfy
Apr. 20th, 2008 08:58 pm (UTC)
You MADE cheese? I am in awe.
democritus
Apr. 21st, 2008 04:16 am (UTC)
Yeah, this is actually my third so far. I've made paneer and chevre before too.
socal1968
Apr. 21st, 2008 05:32 am (UTC)
Oooh, paneer. How did that turn out?
democritus
Apr. 21st, 2008 06:02 am (UTC)
It turned out fine. It is a pretty tasteless cheese, but it was great in the saag paneer I made with it. ;)
edwardina
Apr. 20th, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC)
Dude!
microknot
Apr. 21st, 2008 02:06 am (UTC)
Wow that looks delicious. How did it taste?

FYI the latest batch of IPA is goooooood :}

democritus
Apr. 21st, 2008 04:17 am (UTC)
To be honest, it doesn't have much flavor. Next time I make it I will double the salt and the lipase powder to give it more taste. I'll probably shred this one and use it to melt on stuff.
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democritus
Apr. 21st, 2008 04:19 am (UTC)
Yeah, that is the main problem with this cheese. All the instructions I've read explicitly say to drain as much of the whey as possible. Well, I guess people must be lazy because I was very thorough and it turned out too dry. Next time I'll leave more moisture in it so it's creamier.
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notacoupleodogs
Apr. 21st, 2008 03:03 am (UTC)
Neat! Did it take a long time?
democritus
Apr. 21st, 2008 04:15 am (UTC)
It took about 30 mins. ;)
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sugar_mcduff
Apr. 21st, 2008 06:19 pm (UTC)
Mmmmm. That will go great with my tomatoes and basil when they are ready!
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