Sunday 2 May 2010

Homemade Mascarpone Cheese

Recipe adapted from Vera's blog Baking Obsession

Makes about 12 oz

500 ml Whipping Cream, (36 %) pasteurized (not ultra-pasteurized), preferably organic cream (I used Almarai's Premium Whipping Cream, a brand we get in Middle East)
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice.
  • Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a wide skillet. Reduce the heat to medium-low so the water is barely simmering.
  • Pour the cream into a medium heat-resistant bowl, then place the bowl into the skillet. Heat the cream, stirring often, to 190 F. It will take about 15 minutes of delicate heating.
  • Add the lemon juice and continue heating the mixture, stirring gently, until the cream curdles. Do not expect the same action as you see during ricotta cheese or cottage cheese (Paneer) making. All that the whipping cream will do is become thicker, like a well-done crème anglaise. It will cover a back of your wooden spoon thickly. You will see just a few clear whey streaks when you stir.
  • Remove the bowl from the water and let cool for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, line a sieve with four layers of dampened cheesecloth and set it over a bowl. Transfer the mixture into the lined sieve. Do not squeeze the cheese in the cheesecloth or press on its surface (be patient, it will firm up after refrigeration time).
  • Once cooled completely, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate (in the sieve) overnight or up to 24 hours.
  • This creamy white cheese is suitable for making desserts and cake fillings!

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  1. Thanks for sharing, home made mascarpone cheese looks more prefect than wat we get from shops..

  2. Where did u buy the pasturized cream, as I can see everything ultra pasturized in everyshops. Kindly help me.

  3. I LOVE this cheese! And I lost count of how many times I have made this at home! :)

  4. Looks sooo divine!..yes I am trying this soon..:)..will be punching you frequently for a help line :)..

  5. Thanks dear, lovely recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  6. thanks Swapna for this as this is one of the helpful recipes for us living in India. any specific brand you used?

  7. Wow.. so interesting and great to learn this! thanks

  8. I have to try this!!Looks so luscious Swapna!!


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