22 October 2012

I Made Cheese! I Made Cheese!

So I made cheese!
My very first cheese :)


This is how I did it:

Ingredients;
2 Cans of Coconut Cream
1 tsp Red Balsamic Vinegar
3 tbsp Agar Powder
4 tbsp Arrowroot Powder
2 tsp Smoked Paprika
1 tbsp Vegg
1 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp Tumeric


Method;
Bring coconut cream to the boil.Add vinegar, agar and salt. Whisk the lumps out and turn heat down to medium. Add the remaining ingredients, constantly whisking to avoid lumps.
In a plastic container line the bottom with baking paper. Pour the cheese mixture into the mould and cool for a few hours. The cheese will solidify the further it cools down. You can slice it like cheese, it melts, but doesn't get 'gooey', you cant win them all huh?

Things I would do different?
Nooch instead of Vegg, it just gives it that Vegg aroma that I cant handle - and I would double the amount. Also I would try adding some Braggs for a little umami? Maybe black pepper?
Now I have this basic recipe I am really excited to shake things up, once I have perfected the flavour it could be ok to be served with crackers? I coat the outside with parsley and crushed nuts, so many ideas, so little time!!!



5 comments:

  1. What size are the cans of coconut cream?

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    1. Hi! I just used a normal can size 420g

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  2. Coconut cream or coconut milk? I used coconut cream, which i shouldn't have, knowing how sweet it is and this didn't come out whatsoever. I'm trying this again with coconut milk. I don't get your seasonings either - I jazzed it up my own way because it didn't taste good at all

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    1. Hi Brandon, I definately used coconut cream! What didn't you get about the seasonings? Let me know how your second try goes!

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  3. This is delicious! I can't believe those ingredients combined to make such a delicious cheese that tastes like a cheddar!!! It was easy to make. My wisk wasn't effective enough to remove lumps, so I used an immersion blender, and it worked perfectly. Thank you for this recipe!

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