In the "learn something new" part of my life, yesterday I learned how to make mozzarella cheese. Making and baking French bread was also part of the class, but I bake bread pretty often. This was a quick and easy recipe though.
There were seven of us in the class in the charming little town of New Harmony. My only disappointment in the day was when I found out that my favorite shopping destination in New Harmony is now closed on Sundays. I had been looking forward to shopping there after the cooking class, but it was not to be.
I cannot believe that I made fresh mozzarella! As soon as I got home, I located the ingredients I need to make more cheese. Nothing too drastic...citric acid (which I've used before), rennet, and "cheese salt." Just so I would get free shipping, I added a mascarpone cheese kit. Who doesn't love mascarpone? Tiramisu and other wonderful things, here I come!
The class ran longer than I thought it would...10AM-1:30, but I learned lots of stuff. Always a good thing.
I learned that I would love to have an induction cook top (or maybe just a burner). What a cool gadget.
Instant heat, instant off. No residual burner heat.
Right after everyone at home got up from afternoon naps, we had a snack of tomato bruschetta, with fresh basil (from the windowsill), mozzarella, and homemade cheese and bread. Pretty delicious! This might become a dangerous habit.
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