Homemade cheese

157 - 120 минут -

As they say – "it was evening, there was nothing"... Sitting at the computer, the wife is at work, small eats a cheese sandwich... and I came up with the bright idea – that's more than was not engaged in its long and nasty life – so it's cheese-making... Well – all sorts of petty and ricotta did not interest me, but the cheese home – a good thing! As a result of several experiments brought a recipe that suited my family. Of course it's not cheese - but delicious! And easy! And fast! Although the whole process takes about a day, but "real" time You will spend no more than 2 hours...

Ingredients for Homemade cheese

Step by step instruction of cooking Homemade cheese

Шаг 1

1,5 l milk poured into about 2.5-3 quart saucepan and boil over low heat, stirring frequently. As soon as it started to boil (follow the bubbles), add salt. Stir constantly...

Шаг 2

In a separate bowl put 300g of sour cream and beat 4 eggs...

Шаг 3

Lightly whisk the sour cream with the eggs with a mixer or whisk – someone like that...

Шаг 4

Pour the mixture into a lightly "bubbling" the milk, boil 5...10...15 minutes. The time of boiling depends on several factors, so I have adapted to determine this case on the appearance of milk and cleanliness of the spoons.

Шаг 5

And that is what we need...

Шаг 6

A large sieve covered with gauze two to three layers. Express. When the mass has cooled down a bit – hung it in cheesecloth for an hour or 3...4 on a thread of a vessel that the glass would be extra fluid...

Шаг 7

Send opressovka. Right in the gauze. For this you can apply some thread form of the type of screen, you can simply spin into a cheesecloth and put between two dosochki. I did – liter plastic jedrysek cut bottoms and got a lovely "forms".
About the press more than the weight of the press – the denser cheese. For us (optimum) choice press weight – 2 kg (can be put 3). Adapted for this purpose, the conventional dumbbell. And the size of it to my homemade forms are suitable.
Stand under pressure for about 12 hours, and then another 5...6 hours in the fridge...

Шаг 8

Here is the result. In this photo - 3 "head" cheese, 500 g each (approximately). This is from 4.5 l of milk...

Шаг 9

Now about "fillers".
Here opens a boundless space for Your imagination. I did a "clean" cheese, made with herbs and made with olives and spices, made with mushrooms and is planning to cheese with shrimp ...
Essence here in what: when boiling milk with sour cream and eggs after mass "storoies", somewhere around 2 minutes before the end of the process you need to add "filler", be it herbs, olives or something else, mix well, stand in the fire and drain...

Option 1
Take a few favorite fresh herbs (I dill and coriander) – 30 g. Wash, dry, chop. Add in weight for a couple of minutes until cooked...

Option 2
Take 7...9 black olives without a stone (27...30g), cut them in rings, wash and dry. The spices I added are (1.5 tsp.): sweet pepper dried (flakes) – 2 parts Cayenne pepper (finely ground) – 1 piece, tomato dried (flakes) – 2 parts...
Add it all for a few moments before otagowane...

Option 3
The mushrooms will bake on the sheet in the oven. It will bake! Cut to medium dice and add 30...35 g for two minutes to "turn off the fire"...