Saturday, December 5, 2009

Mascarpone RoundUp!

We had 2 takers this month...or should I say 2 makers? Hmmm. 2 takers who were Mascarpone makers. 2 part-time bakers, they ain't no fakers, Autumn leaf rakers, who may or may not like the Lakers...and occasionally walk around nakers and are both early wakers. Sorry. So, this simple Italian-style Creamier than creamy cream cheese...Mascarpone! 2 ingredients used by 2 makers were all that were required. Just look at the end results! As you may have guessed, Natashya and I were the ones who made the cheese...and I'll include the links to our original posts so you can check out the methods we used.

Just look at these beauties that Natashya made with her mascarpone. Wowza!
And now, feast your eyes upon my lovely creation.
Oh, that's right. I'm a slacker super-busy girli with no time to use her Mascarpone. Ugh. It's in the freezer...I'll post an update in the future.

Watch for next month's adventure to be announced soon! And don't forget that if you make a cheese ball or cheese dip or something cheesy this holiday season to send us a link or picture and we'll round 'em all up in the new year!


Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Awesome! If I had to guess, I would say that yours and mine are the best two in the whole round-up!
Looking forward to more dairy goodness!
Perhaps some brave folks will join us soon. No use crying over spilled milk! ;-)

Debinhawaii said...

I so was going to join you this month...oh well! The two of you are so fabulous you don't need anyone else for the round-up! ;-)

Martha@Menagerie said...

Wow, you are also a poet and didn't know it ;-)
Great job ladies!

Kim said...

I had big plans to join you all too, but I think time got away from me. I think people are intimidated by the cheesemaking process. I'm definitely making that mascarpone though and I do have plans on joining up with you all!

Patti T. said...

Heather, I just wandered over here from BakeSpace. I am telling you this whole blogging thing is taking up so much of my time (reading them that is.) This is a blog that is just unbelievable to me! The idea that I could make my own cheese is just so exciting. Yes, back in the day, I made my own yogurt cheese. But mascarpone!!! Oh how I love cooking with it, but as others have said, it is so darned expensive! How could I not have checked out your blog before?? Can you tell I am excited?? Thanks for the inspiration, I HOPE, for me to try some of these great things.

girlichef said...

Hi Patti!! I'm so glad you found your way over wouldn't believe how simple it is to make some basic fresh's blowing my mind, too :) One day we'll delve into the more time-consuming varieties, but for now it's just fun and satisfying knowing that we can make our own. And successfully! We'd love to have you join us in making Creme Fraiche in December :)

Patti T. said...

Thank you for the warm welcome. I wish I had some time to devote to this, but December is crazy busy for me. I will definitely try it some day though. I will be making several cheesy based recipes for our Christmas Eve. get together I will try and remember to take pictures.

prashant said...

.oh well! The two of you are so fabulous you don't need anyone else for the round-up! ;-)

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