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How to make homemade mozzarella: you only need 3 ingredients

Kateryna YagovychFood
Homemade mozzarella made from milk. Source: pixabay.com

Mozzarella is an ideal cheese for pizza, salads, various pastries, and snacks. And while this product is quite expensive in stores, you can make it at home for a penny. You only need 3 budget ingredients.

The idea of making homemade mozzarella from three ingredients is published on the Instagram page of a food blogger with the nickname alin_withkitchenalin .

How to make homemade mozzarella: you only need 3 ingredients

Ingredients:

  • natural cow's milk - 3 liters
  • salt - 1 tbsp
  • lemon juice/vinegar 9-% - 10-12 tbsp.

Method of preparation:

How to make homemade mozzarella: you only need 3 ingredients

1. For cooking, you need to use homemade milk (not boiled), which should be kept in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours.

2. Heat it to 50 degrees. Meanwhile, squeeze the lemon juice or prepare the vinegar.

How to make homemade mozzarella: you only need 3 ingredients

3. When the milk is heated, add 1 tbsp of acid, stir, and wait for 1-2 minutes, allowing time for the reaction.

4. After you have a lump of cottage cheese and yellow whey has separated, squeeze the cottage cheese well from the whey.

5. Put the saucepan on the fire. Heat the whey to 70-75 degrees. Add salt to it.

How to make homemade mozzarella: you only need 3 ingredients

6. Remove from the fire.

7. Put the lump in for a few seconds and take it out, knead it, take it out, and so on several times until the cheese is well pulled and the mass is homogeneous.

How to make homemade mozzarella: you only need 3 ingredients

8. Roll the curd into a ball. It is best to do this with gloves on because the whey will be hot, and the curd must stretch well, otherwise, you will not get a layered structure.

9. It is important not to leave the cheese in the hot whey for a long time, because the mass will begin to melt, and you cannot reverse the process.

How to make homemade mozzarella: you only need 3 ingredients

10. Then put the mozzarella ball in ice water to stabilize it.

11. Cool the whey, and later store the cheese in the whey in the refrigerator.

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