Friday, July 17, 2015

Fromage Blanc and Ricotta Passionfruit Cheesecake. Friday July 17, 2015

There was some some ricotta and fromage Blanc left over from last weekend which needed to be used up, so I wondered how they would go in a cheesecake. I thought that the fromage Blanc had a texture similar to cream cheese so I adapted a ricotta and cream cheese recipe. I topped it with passionfruit pulp thickened with cornflour. Yum. It had great texture and flavour and the bonus of much less fat than a regular cheesecake. I'll certainly be adding that to my list of recipes to repeat one day.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Fromage Blanc. Sunday July 12, 2015

On Friday as I was trying to fight off a winter chill, I decided to stay nice and warm inside the house and make cheese. As well as topping up my halloumi supplies, I decided to experiment with a soft cheese, Fromage Blanc. It was a very simple to make, merely a matter of warming the milk, adding culture and rennet and then letting it sit all day. I then drained it in cheese cloth all night and by morning, it was ready.
It is a slightly sour flavour, creamy in texture so it makes a good spread for bread.

I tried it spread on some toasted rye sourdough with some sweet chilli sauces and it was very tasty. I think it would be really nice with jam too. I wonder if it would work in a cheesecake as it has the consistency of cream cheese but without the fat content. ....maybe next time.