For a while now, I have been looking for a way to make cheese for my daughter. I am of course, looking for something that has a cheese texture and melts like (for want of a better word) real cheese. She is looking for a cheese with no animal proteins in it and a taste that is as satisfying as cheese.
So here begins the search (also results, funny stories and adventures).
This recipe looks do-able;
Basic firm cheese – 1 cup non-lite plant milk – soy, cashew… – I’m using 1 cup water & 1/3 cup soaked cashews for cashew milk
– 1 cup cooked sweet potato – 1/2 tsp paprika
– 1/2 tsp cumin
– 1 tsp salt
– 1 tbsp soy sauce
– 2 tsp garlic powder or 2 cloves
– 1/2 lemon juice
– 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
– 1 cup water – 2 1/2 tbsp agar agar
Store in fridge for 4-5 days
Basically; I followed the recipe to the letter for this one. It turned into something that looks vaguely cheese-like and has the texture of compressed paste (which is what it is really). The taste is not cheese like at all, I don’t see myself making this into sandwiches. I think it will taste good added to a potato curry before serving though.
On to the next recipe…