Monday, February 21, 2011

Homemade mascarpone cheese


2 cups whipping cream
1 tbsp lemon juice

Set a double broiler in low medium heat. Put the whipping cream in a heat resistant bowl and set it on the double broiler. Heat it for about 15 minutes stir often until cream reaches 190F. Test with a cooking thermometer.

When it reaches 190F there will be bubbles on top as though it is starting to rise, then add the lemon juice and keep stirring. The cream will curdle and become thick enough to coat a spoon but it will still be a cream consistency unlike other cheese.

Get a bowl and put a strainer lined with a coffee filter. Pour the cream and let it cool for about 20 minutes. Once it is cool, cover with a cling film and place it in the fridge overnight between 12 to 24 hours for the whey to drain. If it is more than 12 hours it is better because then it will solidify beautifully.
Once it is solid it will be about 1 cup of mascarpone cheese.

They are many ways this cheese can be used from risotto to tiramisu or eaten with fruits.
Recipe adapted from baking obsession. Here is a video that helped me.

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65 comments:

  1. Now this is something else. Have never seen a recipe for this before.. I love it cant wait to try this your a genius!

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  2. Nice useful post,never knew it was easy to prepare at home..thanks for sharing dear.

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  3. Wat a fabulous post, useful for many of us..

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  4. Wow!!! I always wanted to try desserts with mascarpone cheese. But I could not because of the non availability. Thanks to you now I can make this at home. Yaaaay!!! :)

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  5. This is so impressive. Two simple ingredients make such a wonderful cheese. This is a must try!

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  6. Oh is it done this way.. great effort! I dont even make home made yogurt :( So I am so glad to see such kind of recipes

    ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/

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  7. very needy post yaar, Heard abt of making this at home but never tried..U made it look simple

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  8. useful post akheela...too good...reminds me of the deadly tiranisu...

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  9. homemade is always best..your cheese looks perfect

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  10. I have never tried making cheese..this is really helpful!! Thanks for following my blog.

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  11. u made it sound so easy dear!...i will try it!
    Smitha
    http://smithasspicyflavors.blogspot.com/

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  12. What a great post! I've never been brave enough to make my own cheese.

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  13. I always make mascarpone cheese at home. love it.

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  14. Seriously? Whoa! You're brilliant. Brilliant. Yup.

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  15. What a lovely recipe,It looks absolutely delicious..

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  16. Have been meaning to make it for sometime!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  17. I've never made my own cheese, but I love how simple this is. I really have to try this. Hope you have a great week.
    -Gina-

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  18. Wonderful info! Sometimes I have trouble finding decent mascarpone in the market...love this alternative~

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  19. I have never tried this, looks easy and so yummy!

    also to let know that you've been tagged! Visit when you have time!

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  20. I used it all the time and have never made it. I've only made ricotta. Will have to give it a whirl. It looks perfect!

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  21. wonderful post! luks very simple and u made it perfect!

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  22. Thanks for sharing this and visit to my blog, this recipe is really heplful me! some time i by whipping cream and mascarpone cheese both, but next time i just by whipping.......:) it's save my money:).

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  23. I tried and tried in grocery stores for mascarpone cheese... thanks a lot for sharing the recipe :)

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  24. I make ricotta cheese and indian cheese ( paneer) at home. Now, thanks to you, i can make mascarpone cheese too. Thanks for sharing this technique!

    It makes me feel so much better knowing there are no preservatives when i make home- made cheeses :)

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  25. Thank you so much for sharing this. I love mascarpone cheese and at times I don't find it anywhere. and i had no idea it's so easy to make !

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  26. Home made cheese looks so easy to prepare and perfect.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  27. this is such a informative post..thanks for sharing this.

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  28. very useful and nice post.u have a nice space. Thanks for visiting my blog

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  29. I had no idea this was so easy to make at home - not to mention probably a lot cheaper! Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Wow that means I don't have to search for them again....thanks dear.

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  31. That easy? Fantastic! I must try this!

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  32. You made the whole process of making Mascarpone look so easy! I always call it as an exotic version of our poor cottage cheese. While cottage cheese use milk + lemon the later is done with cream (exotic) + lemon.

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  33. OMG. LOVE :-) I love making homemade cheese!

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  34. cheese at home! great job! very nice

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  35. What a great recipe, I have never thought that its possible to make such a nice cheese at home :) thanks

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  36. thanks for the recipe............really worth....becoz mascarporne cheese cost somuch here and expires fast also..........

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  37. Thanks! I didnt know we can make this at home :)

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  38. This is a great way to make mascarpone. I have done it myself, and it turns out deliciously.

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  39. How wonderful that you made your own mascarpone cheese, must be fantastic!

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  40. Quite useful..thanks for sharing:-)

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  41. I've never tried making mascarpone, but I'd love to! Freshly made, it must be even more delicious.

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  42. seems easy to make... sure will try this...

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  43. This is a wonderful recipe to have on file. Mascarpone is so expensive in stores. It's nice to know this can be made at home. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  44. Mascarporne cheese and that too home made..?! Wow!

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  45. Mmmmm.... this looks so good! Nice to meet you new friend!

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  46. I wish I had read this 3 hours ago before I spent another 10 dollars on 8 ounces of mascarpone cheese. Thank you for sharing! I am so glad that I can finally try to make some at home.

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  47. Great and useful post! I usually make mascarpone cheese from heavy cream but I can try this recipe too ^_^

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  48. Very useful post. Mascarpone is very expensive here so this will come in handy!

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  49. Bookmarked! Thank you for sharing :)

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  50. Fabulous! I find Mascarpone to be so expensive in the store, this is the perfect solution! Thank you!

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  51. Thanks for passing the procedure along. I love making my own mascarpone.

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  52. First time here.You have a lovely space.
    Loved your version of mascarpone recipe

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  53. You have made it look so simple. This is one more thing I must try out! Now I am craving tiramisu too!!!

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  54. thanks for the comment in my blog! small time bloggers like me generally get lost amid wide scale successful bloggers like you :P...but i notice you're a photographer too. i like food bloggers who scope beyond food porn.

    can i add you as contact in flickr? i have a profile but no uploads...i'm not a photographer.

    so are you a canadian moslem?

    cheese has always fascinated me along with chocolate. wht exactly is whipping cream? i have whipping cream powder...

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