How to cook and what is Philadelphia cheese?
From the history
Natural ingredients, creamy neutral taste, versatility - all this is Philadelphia cheese. Its history began back in 1872, when farmer William Lawrence managed to make a creamy product from milk and cream.
In 1880, cheese began to be packaged in foil, and it became available to Americans. From then until now, the popularity of the product has only increased.
Another important moment in the history of this product is 1929, when the first cheesecake with Philadelphia was created.
What to replace?
Nowadays, many are wondering what can replace the Philadelphia cheese product? There are several answers, and all of them are offered by experienced hostesses:
- Some cooks recommend replacing Philadelphia with Yantar or Friendship melted cheese, which are sold in plastic jars.This option is suitable for some desserts and rolls.
- You can also use the processed variants “Viola”, “President”, cottage cheese - such as “Almette” and “Violette”.
- For many sweet and savory dishes, some housewives also recommend using Mascarpone.
- Another good replacement would be homemade cream cheese. And about how to cook it, we'll talk a little lower.
Creamy Philadelphia Recipe
If you decide to make cream cheese at home, then the following recipe will help you with this. Components Used:
- 1 liter of milk;
- 0.5 liters of kefir;
- 1 egg;
- on a teaspoon of salt and sugar;
- a couple grams of citric acid.
So, we start to make homemade cheese. For a start, the milk is poured into a saucepan and heated on the fire. Milk need to constantly interfere and monitor him. When the milk starts to boil, salt and sugar are added. If the milk is boiling, remove it from the heat, stirring it all the same, and add the kefir slowly. It is necessary to interfere until the mass is curtailed. The curd mass is separated and hung out to drain in gauze.
Now the second stage. Beat the egg with citric acid and add the resulting composition to the curd mass.After that, everything is mixed and whipped until a homogeneous mass, similar to the cream.
At this Philadelphia is ready. We hope our recipe was helpful.
Cooking from cottage cheese
To make homemade cream cheese, a curd-based recipe can be used. You will need the following ingredients:
- low-fat cottage cheese - half a kilogram;
- sour cream 20% - 200 grams;
- Cream 30% - 200 grams.
So, proceed to cooking. First you need to whip the cream well. This is done with a mixer, and whipped cream to high peaks. After that, sour cream and cottage cheese are added to the cream, and everything is well mixed.
For ripening, cream cheese is left at room temperature for a day, after which it can be stored in the refrigerator for about a month. Homemade cheese product is easy to prepare, just repeat exactly the recipe.
In this article, we looked at several cooking options for Philadelphia, choosing relatively simple and affordable ingredients.Using such a recipe, you will have an excellent basis for various dishes, as well as a great complement to sandwiches, if you use more greens and spices.
In addition, you can always use similar products, replacing cream cheese with the one that is available on store shelves. Whatever you choose, the finished dish will surely turn out tasty and will conquer all the guests and households.