I was reading in Blogland when I came across A Trifle Rushed and a wonderful Blog post about making homemade cheese. It sounded so simple I tried it straight away. It was magical. Just add three quarters of a teaspoon of salt to 1 litre of Natural Yogurt and stir. Pour it into a Muslin Cloth and leave it in a sieve over a bowl, overnight in the fridge. The 'Magic' starts to happen almost immediately the yogurt starts to solidify and a clear liquid drains off. By Morning you can pick up the cheese and form it into a ball. (I didn't have a muslin cloth I just used a clean tea towel. I have since purchased a straining cloth for the Raspberry Liqueurs though, so that will double up as my 'Cheesecloth'.)
|Delicious spread on Homemade 'Sunflower Seed Bread' and sprinkled with freshly picked Chopped Chives|
I also added dried chilli flakes to some of it and took it to work for lunch (two days in a row) with bread, cherry tomatoes and sticks of red pepper. When I eventually get some eggs I am going to feel fantastic, I feel like an Urban 'Farmer'. I need a little goat in the back yard now! (Preferably Cashmere).
The 'Tour de Fleece' starts tomorrow to coincide with the lesser known 'Tour de France'. My posts should become increasingly 'Crafty' again as I begin this 'Epic Event with Fleece'. It will be my first year competing in such an event and I am a proud member of: