21.10.10

Make your own requesón

On Monday morning I spotted a bottle of goat´s milk in the discounted section of my supermarket.
I know what you´re thinking: "call child protection services before this crazy woman poisons her family".
But consider. This was very good organic goat´s milk, at 35 pence the litre, on the day before the sell by date, and if I didn´t take it home it would be trown away, which is wrong for so many reasons.
I would to use it to make requesón, which is a way of preserving milk, see? It makes perfect sense, really, because it´s the most delicate, creamy requesón you´ll ever have, and you just can´t buy it, not where I live, anyway.

I won´t write down the recipe because it´s dead simple. Follow the rules as laid down by the great Russ Parsons.

My observations:

If youl use goat´s milk instead of cow´s, the curds will be finer, and look like they haven´t sepparated. Just strain them very carefully and prepare to be amazed.

If you´re thinking of using semi skimmed milk, don´t. I found a bottle of Yeo Valley Organic semi skimmed yesterday, also discounted, and it was ok but nowhere nearly as good as a full milk version would have been.

From now on, I´ll be on the prowl for cheap milk, because it takes five seconds to make and is a very versatile ingredient, altough I mostly smear it on toast and top with honey, it´s so good simply like that.

14 comentarios:

Sang dijo...

The method you've linked is exactly how we make paneer in India, but paneer is not ricotta, so I've been reading online and seems like what you've made is technically cottage cheese (paneer).

http://www.tasteofhome.com/Cooking-Tips/Ask-Our-Dietician/Ricotta-and-Cottage-Cheese

Also found this quick method:
http://www.seriouseats.com/2010/02/how-to-make-fresh-ricotta-fast-easy-homemade-cheese-the-food-lab.html

By the way, have you ever found buttermilk in Madrid? Whats it called in spanish?

lobstersquad dijo...

Sang; hi. i know, it's requeson, technically, but the original article called it ricotta so i went along.
You can find buttermilk in the corte ingles in serrano, the one at the corner with ayala, in the basement gourmet section. Gosh I feel homesick typing this...

lobstersquad dijo...

And sang, it doesn;t have a name in spanish that I know. At the corte ingles they have a german import and it's buttermilch I think

Anónimo dijo...

In Spain buttermilk is barely known let alone used but the official translation is leche de manteca.
Cuchillero

ChichaJo dijo...

I've made this once...you are right, I should be making this a lot more often!

Pille dijo...

Gosh, you're turning into a really thrifty Scottish superwoman up there!
Hugs pxx

c dijo...

Great choice! The fat molecules in goats milk are smaller, more similar to those of human milk, than cows milk, therefore allowing better absorption and digestion and thus better health.

Helena dijo...

Buttermilk no es suero de leche?

Download Islamic Books dijo...

is it ture that in goats's milk fat is less then that of cow or buffalo milk?

lobstersquad dijo...

DIB: I´m sorry, I have no idea.

Tash dijo...

I have made paneer ages ago, but to get different tastes of your 'cottage cheese' you can either use lemon juice, whey (the left over from the last cottage cheese production) or citric acid as a powder.

Siempre me ha gustado la textura del queso.

Ciao!

School Website Development dijo...

DIB! yes its true. Goat's milk has low fats. even cow's milk has low fats than buffalo

Islamic Art dijo...

is it ture that in goats's milk fat is less then that of cow or buffalo milk?

lobstersquad dijo...

Islamic art: I have no idea, sorry. I know it´s very different, and OK for lactose intolerants, but no more.

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