How To Make Mascarpone Cheese At Home
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How To Make Mascarpone Cheese At Home

Mascarpone cheese is hard to find in the market and even if you find, its way.. way.. too expensive. The only other option to beat the price heat is to make this cheese at home.  Below is the method I followed to make one at home, and the cheese has been the best I have ever tasted.  My efforts paid off when I finally succeeded, that too at first attempt itself. So here is how to make Mascarpone cheese at home...

Farrukh Aziz

Ingredients

  1. 4 cups Heavy cream (Amul cream was used here)
  2. 2 Lemon juice tbspMETHOD:

Method

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    Place the cream in a heavy bottom pan.

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    Heat the cream on a very low flame, stir occasionally.  Don’t scorch the bottom.

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    Let it simmer on low flame, don’t allow it to get a boil (If you have a candy thermometer, monitor the temperature.  It should not go beyond 190 degrees farenheit)  This should take around 8 to 10 minutes

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    Slowly add lemon juice and stir.  Allow it to simmer for 4 to 5 minutes.  Cream will become thick and it will coat the back of the spoon.

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    Take it off the flame and let it rest for 30mins

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    Line the strainer with 6 layers of cheese cloth and place it over an empty bowl.

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    Refrigerate it for 10 to 12 hours or overnight.

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    Whey will be collected in the bowl.  Discard this whey.

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    Scrap your mascarpone from the cheese cloth.

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