My uncle recently came to town for my sisters graduation, and I've been busy, so it's been a few days since I made cottage cheese (actually called Paneer, as it's made without rennet). Here are some pictures of the process. It was really good! I can't say it tastes the same as cottage cheese, though. The flavor is lighter. Here's a very simple recipe for making paneer. With pictures!
- 8cups of whole milk.
- 6tbsp of plain yogurt.
- 4tbsp lemon juice.
- a few pieces of cheesecloth doubled over. Try using a cotton t-shirt if you have no cheesecloth.
|Boil milk until it foams.|
|Mix yogurt and lemon together, and add to the milk as it begins to foam. Stir. In a few minutes, you'll see chunks of paneer float in whey. Save whey for other dishes!|
|Wet cheesecloth. Pour mixture through a cheese cloth. It helps if you do this with a colander in a larger bowl, and the cheesecloth sitting in the colander.|
|Gently squeeze the whey out of the paneer. The more you squeeze out, the firmer the cheese.|
Also, here's a cute video I took of Luca eating a lemon