Friday, May 6, 2011

Mascarpone Cheese

Mascarpone cheese is best known as an ingredient in tiramisu. A very famous  Italian dessert.  It also good alternative of cream cheese.This recipe is easy to follow but you need to plan.
The cheese will need to rest for at least a day before use.
This cheese won't have preservatives and will need to be consumed within a few days.
Ingredients:
1.      500 ml. or 2 cups heavy whipping cream
2.      1/4 teaspoon citric acid
3.      1 tablespoon water
4.      Candy thermometer 
Method:
1.      Pour the whipping cream in heavy bottom pan.
2.      Put in stove and whisk constantly.
3.      Mix water and citric acid in a bowl.
4.      When the cream is warm add candy thermometer in pan.
5.      Whisk over the heat until the cream reaches a temperature of 85º C. or 185º F. in candy thermometer now add citric acid.
6.      Keep stirring in 85º C. degrees about five minutes than remove from heat.
7.      Remove from heat and allow to cool, whisking occasionally.
8.      Cover the lid and leave the cream in warm place about 7 to 8 hours.
9.      Pour the mixture into a bowl through a thick cheesecloth.
10.  Drain the water and thick mascarpone cheese is ready.


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18 comments:

Torviewtoronto said...

it is so much cheaper to make mascarpone at home isn't it

kankana said...

This is just brilliant . I use mascarpone a lot and sometime I just need so little in quantity ..this is just too good. Thanks for sharing

briarrose said...

This takes homemade to an entirely new level for me. :)

Carolyn said...

I've made my own yogurt before, why not mascarpone! Thanks for the instructions.

Jay said...

simply love your version...looks yummy n tasty..
first time visiting your space..awesome blog you have with interesting recipe collection..great cliks..
glad to follow u ..:)
do stop by mine sometime..

Manu said...

FANTASTIC! I am Italian and I have NEVER made mascarpone at home! Thank you so very much for this recipe Daksha, I'd love to try it! :-)

Daksha said...

Thanks friends for ur lovely comments. @torview.....yes it's very cheaper to make at home:)).

Daksha said...

@ jay, Thanks for ur kind words and follow me:).sure i'll.

Daksha said...

@ kankana, manu,carolyn & briarrosa thanks. Home made version is allways good and fresh.

Cakewhiz said...

This looks so creamy. This is one of my avorite cheeses...i use it as a filling for my cupcakes sometimes. It tastes so good! Thanks for sharing these instructions :)

Curry and Comfort said...

Wow.. I am very impressed. I need go get a candy thermometer now. Thank you for this recipe. : )

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

Hi Daksha! Wow homemade mascarpone! It looks rich, creamy, and fresh. Looks delicious. :-)

Tiffany said...

How cool! I've never thought to make my own marscapone!

Manu said...

Hello Daksha! I am passing along several awards to you that you can find here: http://www.manusmenu.com/chicken-cotolette-with-cheese I just love your blog, dear :-)

Have a great day!

Suman Singh said...

Wow..homemade recipe is the best...nothing can beat that..looks great!

Daksha said...

Thanks to all my friends for ur kind words & visit to my space:)).

Daksha said...

Thanks, Manu, for honoring me with these fabulous awards! And so fun to learn some more about you, my friend!

Spoon and Chopsticks said...

Great instructions. Will give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

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