Just for fun, I tried making my own mascarpone!
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As you may have seen – I recently made some homemade butter – just by shaking up some cream! I didn’t do this to create a low carb alternative – but because it was interesting to try making my own dairy products! It all started because I bought this cheese-making kit – some of the recipes look rather scary and need more equipment that I currently have – but I’ll work up to those!
Homemade mascarpone, however, didn’t look too tricky. The kit contained the citric acid and salt that I needed, and the only other ingredient was heavy cream. Equipment-wise I needed a saucepan, thermometer (I used this Instant Read one), bowl, colander, and a drain bag or cheesecloth.
I gently cooked the cream until it had reached 190F.
Then I added the citric acid and cheese salt.
The instructions give a very specific stirring motion – up and down, not round and round. I placed a sieve over a large bowl, lined it with cheesecloth, and poured in the cream mixture.
I let it drain and cool to room temperature, then covered it and placed it in the fridge overnight.
In the morning, all the whey had drained out, and I was left with the curds – in this case: mascarpone!
The taste is amazing! So fresh and creamy! It would be absolutely perfect served on top of fresh berries for a beautiful summer dessert!Homemade Mascarpone #lowcarb #cheese #mascarpone Click To Tweet