Homemade Cottage Cheese
(25 Nov 2015)

Homemade Cottage Cheese Expresso

Homemade Cottage Cheese

 

Recipe by Zola Nene

 

1L milk

1/4 cup lemon juice

¼ cup cream

½ tsp salt

 

Pour milk into a large heavy pot and bring to the boil.

Remove from heat, pour in lemon juice and stir. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes.

Strain through muslin cloth to remove liquids.

Squeeze out all excess liquid then tie up the cloth.

Run cold water over the cloth for three minutes, kneading and squeezing the cheese curds the whole time.

Transfer the curds to a bowl and add the cream, along with 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Use cheese as desired

 

For a sweet cheese topping:

250g cottage cheese

Zest of 1 lemon

Honey to taste

Jam (optional)

 

Combine ingredients then use to top a slice of bread.

 

For a savoury cheese topping:

250g cottage cheese

1 Tbs chopped fresh thyme

2 Tbs grated parmesan

Sliced tomatoes

Salt and pepper

 

Mix together the cheese, thyme and parmesan.

Spread the cheese onto the bread then top with sliced tomatoes

 

 

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