Cheese is one of the most loved and popularproducts on our table. Without it, there can not be any weekdays or holidays. Nowadays on the shelves of shops you can meet a wide variety of cheeses. But from what they are made, we precisely do not know. Whether it's the case to cook melted cheese at home. Cheese producers distinguish several types:
- slice, with pronounced cheese taste, which is easily cut, and its fat content is 50-70%;
- sausage, with cumin and pepper; low in fat;
- pasty, is characterized by an increased content of fats;
- sweet, which adds sugar and food fillers (cocoa, nuts, honey, chicory, coffee, syrups).
Cheese is a very useful product, it contains calcium andphosphorus, which are so necessary for our hair, nails, teeth. At the same time, the processed cheese is very nutritious, but contains less cholesterol than hard cheeses. In this form of cheese there are almost no carbohydrates, so its use does not lead to obesity and weight gain. Melted cheeses are widely used in cooking, they can be added to soups, used in salads, and the easiest way is to spread sandwiches for breakfast with a seagull and at work for a snack with colleagues. And if suddenly visitors unexpectedly came into the house, you can quickly create small canapes with it, adding grapes, sausage if desired. It will be fun and fun. Melted cheese on a homemade recipe to create easily and quickly. It is very important that it is stored for a long time in the refrigerator - 3-4 months. How to make home-made cheese? Even a beginner culinary can easily cope with the preparation of home-made cheese because his recipe is very simple. You can dream up and diversify the recipe, focusing on the taste of those for whom you are preparing. Here are some recipes for home-made cheese.
The recipe for the melted cheese "Yantar"
Preparation: Curd must be carefully kneaded. You can use a fork, or you can wipe it through a sieve, then all the clumps will disperse. The more homogeneous the mass of cottage cheese, the more tender the result obtained. Then add soda and stir again. All turn into a homogeneous mass, then pour in the milk, mix thoroughly. Put everything in a clean container and put on a slow fire. You must constantly stir, use a wooden spoon and iron, as you prefer. When the mass in the saucepan begins to melt, add salt, about half a teaspoon. At the same time, add butter. Constantly stirring, not allowing boiling. Add spices to taste: garlic, dried herbs, dill. The one who loves more sharply, can diversify the recipe by adding black pepper or a ground mixture of peppers. All carefully mix. When the consistency becomes smooth and uniform, remove the pan from the fire. Hot mass poured into the mold. We allow the mass to cool for a while at room temperature, then cover it with a lid, put it in the refrigerator for an hour or two. And everything, the melted cheese "Yantar" of home preparation is ready.
A recipe for melted cheese with mushrooms
How to make such cheese? In a deep bowl, stir the cottage cheese. Butter should be either softened, or slightly melted, but in no case is not hot, add to the cottage cheese, the same egg, soda. We beat all ingredients with a mixer or blender, the mass should be homogeneous, without lumps. Solim, mix a little more. By this time on the stove you should already boil the water in the pan, its diameter should be greater than the bowl in which cottage cheese was mixed with the ingredients. Then, in a water bath, heat the curd mass for 5-7 minutes. As in the previous recipe, stir constantly. We prepare the prepared cheese molds with butter, pour hot mass into them and put them into the refrigerator. As an addition to this recipe, you can use nuts, bacon, ham. Give yourself and your loved ones such a variety.
Recipe for melted cheese with garlic and basil
Preparation.: Mix cottage cheese and soda, while squashing the curd with a fork. Leave the mass for 15-20 minutes. Prepare the pan for a water bath, on which the mass is heated, stirring constantly for about 8-9 minutes. Cottage cheese gradually melts, turns into melted cheese. After all the cheese curds are dissolved, add basil, salt, garlic. All proportions to your taste. Thoroughly mix. We cool it at room temperature, and then put it in the refrigerator for an hour or two.
Recipe for sweet melted cheese with cocoa
In a saucepan mix cottage cheese, cocoa, soda. Leave it for 15 minutes. At this time we put on the fire a pot of water for a water bath, on which we melt the curd mass for 7-8 minutes, stirring constantly with a spoon. When the cheese melts, add sugar or honey. In hot form we pour into the form. For a beautiful presentation, especially since sweet cheese is fond of children, you can use molds for ice or silicone for biscuits, which are now a huge variety in stores and in the form of animals, and in the form of hearts. The main thing, do not forget to cover this form with a food film with a size slightly larger than the shape, so that later it is easier to remove the cheese.
When preparing processed cheese, you canuse any cottage cheese: both home and shop. With the amount of butter, you can also experiment: once add a smaller one, another time - more, and you will understand how you like it. You can not do without oil at all, as it will not leave a smooth consistency. The density of home-made cheese is also different each time. This affects the quality of cottage cheese, its fat content, freshness. Another trouble with which you may come across is the separation of grains in cheese. Even with further cooking, you can not get rid of them. The appearance of the cheese will become unattractive. You will be re-whisked in a blender. The taste of homemade cheese is not worse than the store cheese, but there are no harmful preservatives, flavor enhancers, dyes added. Cook at home with pleasure. Home food is more useful than the purchase, besides, joint cooking with children, the husband unites the family and gives live communication, which sometimes is not enough in our time. I wish you success. You will succeed.