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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

How to make Mascarpone Cheese at home??

Mascarpone cheese is an important cheese in making Italian desserts but the cheese is very costly when you buy from stores.A 8 oz can of mascarpone cheese costs 9$ and that's quite a big number when you have options to prepare that in less than half the cost.And you have a satisfaction too making the fresh mascarpone cheese.Now,you might think its a tedious effort to make it at home but unlike cottage cheese(paneer) this requires much lesser efforts.The milk doesn't curdle unlike in paneer making ,it rather thickens.There is no much whey that comes out of this cheese but the only concern with mascarpone cheese is that it requires a long waiting period of 12 hours or more to get the correct texture of mascarpone cheese.Do check this out & try your own recipes associated with mascarpone cheese at home !!!


Ingredients
heavy cream 1 pint(473 ml)
lemon juice 1 tbsp


Method

  • Take the cream in a heavy bottomed pan.
  • I prefer using the double boiler method.Boil water in a large pan and place the other pan with cream on the boiling water.Keep stirring the cream and keep the flame on medium heat.
  • At one point,about 10 minutes  you may see bubbles start appearing on the sides of the cream.(180 degrees F)Add the lemon juice then and mix gently.The cream coats the sides of the pan and the spoon at this stage.
  • Put off flame and remove from heat.Leave aside for 30 minutes to cool.

  • Line a strainer lined with several layers of cheese cloth or a clean thin kitchen towel and place it on a bowl ,pour the cream in it .Leave covered for about an hour at room temperature.
  • Refrigerate covered  for 12 hours to get the final product of mascarpone cheese.Creamy mascarpone  cheese is ready to use once mixed.Discard the very little whey collected.
Yields ~ 340 gms(12 oz)



NOTES
* Please follow the steps strictly word to word.
* You can even use cream of tartar(1 tsp) or Tartaric acid (1 1/2 tsp) instead of lemon juice.
* Coffee filters also works good to strain the cream.


Sending this to Flavors of Italy-hosted by Divya @ Divya's Culinary Journey



56 comments:

DivyaGCP said... Best Blogger Tips

I have some heavy cream left at home and I have no idea how to finish it.. So will try making this cheese.. :)
Thanks for linking it to the event, Julie. :)

Rasi said... Best Blogger Tips

wow! love the creamy texture

Rasi said... Best Blogger Tips

wow! love the creamy texture

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Mind blowing Julie!!! Expecting tiramisu next.....

Priya R said... Best Blogger Tips

such a useful post Julie :) none but you can give us so many helpful posts to do ingredients at home... thanks for sharing

Sangeetha said... Best Blogger Tips

informative post with detailed explanation...love its creamy texture...awaiting for ur recipe associated with this mascarpone cheese :)

Jasna Varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Great recipe; Mascarpone is so expensive, and for no good reason...Seams easy to make it!

Arthy Suman said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow that's a great idea Julie....tq I have never used mascarpone cheese before....

Maha Gadde said... Best Blogger Tips

useful post n nice cliks

Akila said... Best Blogger Tips

Never heard of this cheese before... Can u post any recipe using thus cream.. Thanks for sharing

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Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

nice post .. looks so creamy

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks soo creamy n awesome ...thanks for sharing...wonderful post dear

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks a lot in sharing this method about how to prepare this kind of cheese.
Deepa

Asiya Baig said... Best Blogger Tips

I had no idea you could make mascarpone at home! Great tip to save a lot of money!!!

Ramya Manja said... Best Blogger Tips

Never had this cheese before,but looking at the pics making me yarn for it...loved the recipe as well the pics...creamy,fresh and yummy....

njoy blogging n happy cooking.....

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Best Blogger Tips

This is such a useful post Julie! Thanks a lot for sharing it. Will give it a try soon :)

Ganga Sreekanth said... Best Blogger Tips

julie nice post.bookmarked

Priya Elias said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks so good Julie :) And so useful! I was thinking of making some cream cheese at home. May be the mascarpone should come first!

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Best Blogger Tips

very helpful post!!! thanks for sharing!!!
Sowmya
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Jeya Jemini said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for sharing the recipe dear...this will be very useful for me because we don't get these kind of cheese here.

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Swasthi Blank said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for sharing this Julie. good clicks

Sireesha Puppala said... Best Blogger Tips

Plate looks yummy feel like licking the show content Julie:)

Uma Ramanujam said... Best Blogger Tips

The method slightly looks like preparation of lemon posset. thanks ulie for the recipe. It indeed helpful.

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the texture of the cheese !! YUM YUM :-)
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Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

Homemade is always the best... Nice s/s pics

kausers kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Such an informative post dear...thnx for sharing.

Latha Madhusudhan said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the lovely recipe. Very informative.

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a wonderful post...am going to try it soon..Thanks for sharing

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

this is also something to store.. thanks for sharing this Julie

Love to Experiment said... Best Blogger Tips

Mind-blowing... Hats off to your effort to find a short cut to mascarpone

Jeyashrisuresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Very useful post, nicely done

Ramya Krishnamurthy said... Best Blogger Tips

will sure give a try:)

Rafeeda A. Raheem said... Best Blogger Tips

very nice post.. next time i want to make tiramisu, i'l do this first and then proceed... :)

Vrinda said... Best Blogger Tips

My fav cheese, can save some dollars...Does it taste like the real one?

PT said... Best Blogger Tips

very useful post dear..

Shanthi said... Best Blogger Tips

fantastic julie...i love the pictures...

Kitchen Queen said... Best Blogger Tips

now tiramisu will be so easy to make.

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Vrinda Yes,Vrinda..it tastes similar to the store brought one!!

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Now we can make Tiramisu for a lesser cost, the cheese looks so good..

Archana Potdar said... Best Blogger Tips

Thnaks. Heavy cream what is the fat content. Here in India we get Amul fresh cream. Is that okay. If it is Tiramisu here I come.

Shailaja Reddy said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice post. Thanks for sharing.

ramya anand said... Best Blogger Tips

Love from-scratch recipes..thanx for sharing

Pranjali said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello Julie..

Great post dear.

And I want to Thanks for the lovely comment on my post(soccer cake pops) which was the guest post on priya's blog (Priya versatile recipe).

Pranjali
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Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Archana PotdarSome say to use with 38% fat content but here I have used with 17% fat content dear:)

Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice post dear....waiting for the cheese used post..:)

Sangeetha Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Useful post dear n wonderful clicks too :-)

Amina said... Best Blogger Tips

wow... fantastic post... very useful...

Shylaja Praveen said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the recipe. Looks so creamy. Ideal for making Tiramisu

Amrita Vishal said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, I have been wanting to make that at home for a long time..you just inspired me!!

Amy said... Best Blogger Tips

this is a fantastic post....its really nice to have homemade cheese...

Gauri said... Best Blogger Tips

Very very helpful post and am definitely going to try this at home!

misha said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for sharing this Julie, will try soon

Shree Kanneppady said... Best Blogger Tips

Super Informative post.. thankx for sharing..

Shri said... Best Blogger Tips

Have always meant to try this at home; thank you for sharing the recipe Julie!

Soni said... Best Blogger Tips

Ooh that's a great tutorial!Will be trying it next time :)

Leena said... Best Blogger Tips

Good info and nice method to try out..