Recreating Mom’s soda cheese: the taste test

Part OnePart TwoPart Three Well, here it is! The final product in trying to make my mother's baking soda cheese. Did it work? Well... sort of. First of all, this is not at all like what I remember my mother's cheese looked like. That was a semi-hard cheese that could be sliced. This... is not. … Continue reading Recreating Mom’s soda cheese: the taste test

Recreating Mom’s soda cheese; final steps

Part OnePart Two After sitting overnight, tucked away in the oven, it was time to take out the cheese and do the final steps. This is what it looks like this morning, after stirring. It... looks like dry cottage cheese. The next instructions were: Add salt to taste, if desired. Add colour if desired. Add … Continue reading Recreating Mom’s soda cheese; final steps

Recreating Mom’s soda cheese; the next steps

Okay, so the curds have been hanging for about 5 1/2 hours, and I've moved on to the next steps in trying to recreate my mom's cheese. Now, my Mom had said to just set it aside for a few hours, or overnight, so hanging it may have changed things a bit. I don't know. … Continue reading Recreating Mom’s soda cheese; the next steps

Making lemon cheese and a hanging rig

I've been planning to do this for a while, and finally had the chance today: making lemon cheese. I'm using a recipe I found here. Do check this site out. Especially if you're interested in different ways of preserving food, though there is lots more there, too. After sanitizing my equipment, I started heating the … Continue reading Making lemon cheese and a hanging rig