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Mozzarella


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Ingredients

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Mozzarella

  • 2 litres full fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon citric acid
  • 1 portion rennet, dissolved if tablet
  • 1 teaspoon salt, non iodised
  • 6
    1h 30min
    Preparation 1h 30min
    Baking/Cooking
  • 7
    medium
    Preparation
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    Recipe is created for
    TM 5
    Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!
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Recipe's preparation

  1. Dissolve 1 tsp of citric acid in some cold water. Once the water goes clear it is dissolved.

     

    Add the milk and citric acid toyour Thermomix and turn to speed 3 for 2 seconds.

     

    Heat the milk mixture for 10 minutes at 37 degrees on speed 1.

     

    When the milk has rached temperature add in the rennet through the lid and stir for 3 seconds on speed 3.

     

    If you have liquid rennet just add 1 teaspoon. If the rennet is in tablet form dissolve in some lukewarm water. Hot water will denature the rennet so ensure it is blood temp or below.

     

    Once the mixture is stirred, pour it carefully into a warmed Thermoserver and leave it to sit for 20 minutes.

     

    Cut your curds in a grid pattern of 3cm squares. Cover and leave to rest for another 10 minutes.

     

    Using a large spoon move the curds and whey back into your Thermomix bowl. Be as gentle as you can be.

     

    Heat for 45 minutes at 37 degrees, soft stir.

     

    Line a sieve, rice basket with dampened cheesecloth or use a nutmilk bag and strain the contents of the Thermomix bowl. Leave the curds and whey to drain for at least 15 minutes. Keep aside some whey so you can store your cheese in it later on.

     

    Once drained, put the curds back into the Thermomix bowl and add 1 teaspoon of salt.  Knead for 2 minutes on the dough mode. The cheese will still be crumbly in appearance at this stage.

     

    Remove the curd and put into a heatproof bowl. Heat it up in the microwave for 40 - 60 seconds until it begins to melt.

     

    If you do not own a microwave you can heat it in the thermomix in a small covered bowl in the Varoma basket. Be careful not to get the steam droplets in the cheese curds as it is heating as it will ruin the process.

     

    Once the cheese is melted in appearance beat it with a silicone spatula until it starts to come together as a ball. You may have to repeat the heating process until the cheese gets the right texture.

     

    Once it is in a ball shape knead and stretch the ball of mozzarella with your hands and shape it into a smooth ball.

     

    Keep the cheese in a storage container and cover with whey. Refridgerate and use as required.

     

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Developed from the recipe on The Thermomix Diaries;

//thethermomixdiaries.wordpress.com/2014/05/14/save-a-motzah-making-mozzarella/


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  • This did not work for me first go, however today...

    Submitted by Sarah Hollingworth on 26. September 2017 - 20:09.

    This did not work for me first go, however today it was successful with help from the following pages:
    http://www.instructables.com/id/Great-Mozzarella-Cheese/
    http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-homemade-mozzarella-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-174355

    Here's what I did:
    1.5 rennet tablets. One was not enough.
    2L Unhomogonised Farmer's Own milk (2L is $3 at Woolworths)
    same citric acid.

    Followed the initial few steps as written.

    I didn't pour it into the thermoserver, I let it sit in the thermomix. Moving the proteins too much causes them to break up. I felt confused by the fact that there were lumps of butter in mine and wanted to give it a good stir, but it turned out fine in the end.

    Cut the sections of cheese smaller- 1.5cmx 1.5cm.

    Then after it's rested, heat it to 40* for 20 minutes, Gentle stir setting (not 37* for 45 minutes). Then leave it to sit for at least 20 minutes, pushing it around with a knife occasionally (not stirring).

    Do not knead it. Do not add salt. Skip that step.

    Drain as written.

    Here's where blogs were helpful. You microwave differently to written here. Short bursts, draining whey and checking temperature every 15-30 seconds with a thermometer. My microwave is 1200 watts, so adjust time accordingly.

    The internal temperature of the cheese must get to 57* (or 135*F). In between each microwave you take its temperature, stretch it and massage it. You need to do short bursts though, because if you microwave too long it will turn to something that doesn't resemble mozzarella at all. Add salt whilst you kneed it for the final time. I used a silicone spatula as written, the cheese is just too hot to use hands!

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  • Big fail for me. It wasn't "crumbly" after the...

    Submitted by traceyhill on 26. August 2017 - 12:24.

    Big fail for me. It wasn't "crumbly" after the kneading step. It was quite wet. After 3 attempts at the microwave step it's still liquid.

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  • This was such an easy and successful recipe. Ive...

    Submitted by Nicole71 on 16. August 2017 - 19:56.

    This was such an easy and successful recipe. Ive made cheeses before, however this has been the easiest so far..

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  • Trudy Thermagerl:Hi. You should be able to buy...

    Submitted by irenecam on 14. August 2017 - 15:18.

    Trudy Thermagerl:Hi. You should be able to buy Rennet at either Health food shop or Chemist. The junket tablets should be in the same isle as the packets of yoghurt and pudding mixes.

    irenecam

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  • Question :) - where would i find rennet? Health...

    Submitted by Trudy Thermagerl on 14. August 2017 - 11:12.

    Question tmrc_emoticons.) - where would i find rennet? Health shop? And Junket from coles would be roughly which area?
    thank you tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • So milky and delicious Ill definitiely be making...

    Submitted by Geezel on 12. May 2017 - 10:06.

    So milky and delicious. I'll definitiely be making this again. Thanks to my thermie I now have the confidence to make riccotta, haloumi and mozzarella.

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  • Allegro16:

    Submitted by jenny on 18. April 2017 - 11:26.

    Jenny

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  • Excellent recipe and oh so easy, thank you. Like...

    Submitted by Mystique on 27. December 2016 - 17:08.

    Excellent recipe and oh so easy, thank you. Like another thermie lover suggested, I also used 1 junket tablet and it turned out perfect tmrc_emoticons.D

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  • Was so easy to make, and tastes amazing!

    Submitted by Llerpa00 on 8. December 2016 - 20:21.

    Was so easy to make, and tastes amazing!

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  • Perfect. Thank you. 

    Submitted by stinimende on 25. October 2016 - 14:56.

    Perfect. Thank you. 

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  • Mine is still very funny

    Submitted by Sarah-Thermomax on 9. October 2016 - 16:31.

    Mine is still very funny after hearing in the microwave. Where did I go wrong? Is there anything I can do to save it? Also I wouldn't say mine was crumbly after kneading it, it was just like a thin batter

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  • Leftover whey - I keep mine

    Submitted by leesyloo on 1. October 2016 - 17:28.

    Leftover whey - I keep mine in the fridge and use in place of water (or other liquids) when making bread. You could also use it in cakes, muffins etc - just replace whatever liquid is required in the recipe with the same amount of whey. It lasts quite a while in the fridge.

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  • I dont have a Thermosaver-

    Submitted by Cindy Sunshine on 22. September 2016 - 20:38.

    I dont have a Thermosaver- what can I do instead?

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  • What did you do with the left

    Submitted by bronwyn garita on 16. September 2016 - 18:57.

    What did you do with the left over whey?  

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  • Loved it, I have never made

    Submitted by dazzabelle on 15. September 2016 - 08:32.

    Loved it,

    I have never made any type of cheese before. It was so easy and worked really well. tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • How much is a portion??

    Submitted by jonasson4 on 14. September 2016 - 08:46.

    How much is a portion??

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  • Hello I was wondering if I

    Submitted by kellybailz on 13. September 2016 - 09:02.

    Hello I was wondering if I used soy milk if this recipe would work? I'm dairy free and missing cheese!! Thanks 

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  • Mine is runny and will not

    Submitted by garthandrea on 30. August 2016 - 11:59.

    Mine is runny and will not come together as a ball

     

    Andrea

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  • Just perfect mozzarella!!

    Submitted by GeriGeriGeri on 16. August 2016 - 22:05.

    Just perfect mozzarella!! Love it!

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  • Loved making this and eating

    Submitted by Tracystj on 16. June 2016 - 17:23.

    Loved making this and eating it, great recepie

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  • First time making mozzarella

    Submitted by MAB77 on 14. March 2016 - 13:58.

    First time making mozzarella or any cheese for that matter and very pleased with the results. I couldn't find rennent tablets or liquid so I used 1 tablet of Junket from coles. I did pver knead it at the end. I had it perfect but kept going to perfect it more and went to far but still tastes like fresh mozzarella. Thanks for this recipe.  will never buy mozzarella again and priced it to cost $2.41in ingredients  for 300g ball of mozzarella.  tmrc_emoticons.D

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