So this weekend I made a batch of Halloumi. I checked in the supermarket the other day to see how much I was saving to make my own. The supermarket price was $37.95 per kilo. I purchased 4 x 2 litre bottles of good pasteurised only milk that came to $18.36 and added a 1/4 teaspoon of rennet (20 cents). When the cheese was ready I added dried mint and salt. From my 8 litres of milk I got 1.2 kg of cheese and 6 litres of whey. So it is clearly much cheaper to make your own.
We are still collecting a few cherry tomatoes every day, lots of eggs and kaffir limes. I also picked the last of my climbing beans that I had let get fat and swollen in their pods so I can use them as dried beans. The beans are now drying in front of the fire and I will shell them in a week or so.
|Drying beans in front of the fire|
I also made a chocolate beetroot cake which Hubby loves. It is rich and moist and so easy to make.
You can find the recipe here.