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Attempt Mozzarella

Last week, a friend delivered some raw, organic milk to us. Lucky! They were struggling to get through the milk this week with some family away and the cow producing a whopping four to six litres a day. A day! That’s mind boggling to me. The Koala and I can go through one day’s worth in a week if we try really hard. With that in mind, sharing a milking cow with up to six other households would be wonderful.

Still on the cheese making buzz, I tried my hand at mozzarella. Something must have gone terribly awry because the texture wasn’t the mozzarella I was hoping for. Instead, the nubbly, slightly crumbly, cauliflower-like balls firmed up into firm white rubber. Not my finest cheese making moment, but if anyone is looking for cheese that looks like cauliflower, look no further!

Still, we grated it and melted it onto home made pizzas: smoked chicken and black olive, smoked salmon and capers. It tasted just fine.

I made pizza dough for the first time in forever and the trusty Edmond’s Cookbook pizza dough recipe that was supposed to feed six, fed exactly two in our house. In whose family does two medium pizzas feed six people?

I feel like a crappy cheese making over-eater, but points for trying right?

Two pizzas and balls of cauliflower mozzarella

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I am Genie, a designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Auckland, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person. www.bunnyeatsdesign.com

10 Comments

  1. Laurel says

    I made the pancake recipe from the Edmonds cook book not long ago. It was supposed to feed 4 I think. I got 6 pancakes from it that weren’t that big which in my house fed two. Ha! Perhaps we all eat too much these days…..

    • Bunny Eats Design says

      6 pancakes between 4. No wonder they were so little back in the olden days.

  2. I am impressed that you made your own cheese! It looks cute, heehee. Love the toppings on your pizzas too, yum.

    P.S. A Share-a-cow system would definitely be cool… though I begin to realise how bad this sentence sounds. :-/ You know what I mean though!

    • Bunny Eats Design says

      The kit will be cheaper than classes in the long run. I don’t think a course is necessary if you can follow recipes. Since you can bake, I’d say you’re better at following recipes than I am 🙂

    • Bunny Eats Design says

      Thanks. The great tasting pizza forgave the bad texture of the cheese.

  3. I didn’t realise a cow can produce that much milk either!
    As for the portion sizes, maybe the Edmonds recipe intended for you to make thinner pizzas, or perhaps only eat them in conjunction with some other things?

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