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Vegan Mozzarella Cheese

What you need: 

Vegan heavy cream:
8 tablespoons soy milk powder
1/2 cup hot water
2 tablespoons canola oil Vegan Mozzarella cheese:
3/4 cup vegan heavy cream (recipe above)
14 ounces silken tofu, drained
1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon white wine vinegar
small pinch garlic powder
small pinch crushed lavender
5 teaspoons agar powder
olive oil, as needed

What you do: 

1. For heavy cream, whisk soy milk powder and hot water, until dissolved. Whisk in oil. Grease 1 glass container. Blend together all cheese ingredients, except agar powder, for about 1 to 2 minutes, until smooth. Add agar powder and blend another 30 to 40 seconds, until smooth.
2. Pour into small, heavy-bottomed sauce pan on stove and let sit for 2 to 3 minutes. Turn on heat to medium and keep whisking until it starts bubbling. As soon as it starts bubbling, turn the heat down to low-medium and keep whisking gently as it simmers for another 3 to 4 minutes.
3. Pour mixture into prepared container and smooth over the top. Leave uncovered on the counter until the top firms up. Drizzle a little olive oil over the top to prevent it from drying out and place container (uncovered) in the refrigerator to cool for at least 8 hours.
Source of recipe: This cheese doesn't melt very well, but it works well in quesadillas and grilled cheese sandwiches. If you pop your pizza under the broiler for a minute or two, the taste makes it worth the effort and the $2.50 price tag.

Preparation Time: 
20 minutes, Cooking time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 
5 minutes
Servings: 
10 to 12
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

Can this be frozen?  And, should it be after a certain a,out of time?  Thanks!

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I get powdered soy milk powder at bulkbarn

 

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Here more pictures

Cool   This should be given 5 star rating but the site will not let me rate it.

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This is an excellent soy cheese.   I made it as described.  I order the soy powder and agar powder from an internet site.   I could not find crushed lavender.  Do not what the lavender gives to the taste.  There was a local pizza place that use soy cheese that had brought in from CA to make a very good soy cheese pizza.  I made a pizza with this cheese and it tasted the same—very good.  I will upload some pictures.

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What does crushed lavender do for this recipe out come?  There are health concerns with lavender oil on humans.  Cannot find it on the internet!

Soy milk powder I found on amazon.com

I want to try this recipe but without the lavender.

 

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I made this last night, it turned out really good, i am excited to play around with flavors.

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Incase anyone was wondering, this is originally a recipe from "veganise it...don't critisize it" and she makes some inventive vegan recipes! Should have credited her.
Except no lavender and uses real vegan heavy cream.
I use firm tofu instead :)
it comes out lovely, especially on pizzas!

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Sprightcat, silken tofu is silken tofu.  It's a variety like firm or extra firm.  Look for silken tofu in vacuum sealed packaging - it may not be in the refrigerated section.  You might be able to find lavender in a specialty store, otherwise visit a nursery and ask for edible lavender.

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This is awesome looking, i want to try this. I am not very confident in attempting to make it. The silken tofu, what style do you use? firm, extra firm?  this looks so difficult to make, but if it turns out, i would be so happy that i could just make my own and not buy any ever again. where do you get lavender from? 

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Powdered soymilk is impossible to find in my city, would soy coffee creamer work?

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