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Mascarpone, is it really cheese? — Tuesday, 20th August

Mascarpone, is it really cheese?

Home made goat's cream mascarpone
Home made goat’s cream mascarpone

Mascarpone cheese is the simplest cheese to make, but it’s not in the least bit cheesy.  It’s more like a thick slightly sour cream.

It’s perfect for cheesecakes, scones and cakes but equally good in savoury dishes.

Mascarpone, is it really cheese?

  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 500 ml double cream
  • 1 lemon
  • 30g dried milk powder
  1. Put the cream and milk powder in to a pan and mix well.
  2. Heat the mix to 82 degrees C.
  3. Squeeze the juice from the lemon
  4. Remove the cream from the heat and stir in the lemon juice, making sure it is very well combined.
  5. Leave to cool.
  6. Refrigerate overnight where it will thicken.
  7. Next day spoon into a sieve lined with muslin and drain.
  8. Twist to squeeze out excess moisture and use.
  9. Keep refrigerated.

Jar of goat cream
Jar of goat cream
Scones with mascarpone and jam
Scones with mascarpone and jam