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Re: PHILADELPHIA CHEESE - "Buy no more..."
« Reply #45 on: February 25, 2013, 10:37:58 pm »
Is it still much cheaper to make Philly cheese now that the quark is available in the supermarkets or is it a similar price as to buying it thanks.

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Re: PHILADELPHIA CHEESE - "Buy no more..."
« Reply #46 on: February 25, 2013, 11:49:12 pm »
We are lucky here as a local dairy makes Quark cheese. I love it.

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Re: PHILADELPHIA CHEESE - "Buy no more..."
« Reply #47 on: April 05, 2013, 08:09:54 am »
1 package of Philadelphia                            200gr___________ € 2.25
A complete recipe Philadelphia Thermomix     1 kg____________ € 3.20

Wow, prices are different ... over here in Australia (I just bought the ingredients from Woolies for anyone wondering)

250g cream cheese (philadelphia, by Kraft) is about $4 depending where you go.

I just bought all the ingredients to make 1 kg of it in the thermomix and even though I'll have 50g butter left, the total is...
$16.01 for one kg, so $4 for 250g???



(butter was $2, creme fraiche: $4.20, and Quark 2x250g = $9.90)

I don't care though I'm making it anyway!!! :) I love making things, specially healthy food things! hehehe!!!!! (I want to make mascarpone too!!!)

I'll be on the lookout for cheaper ingredients. I'm thinking the two little packs of quark were expensive, and it might be cheaper elsewhere (and I wonder if sour cream is cheaper than creme fraiche, I didn't even check!)

Thanks for sharing your fabulous recipe. Can't wait to try it.

oooh, last minute thought
we could easily turn it into
http://www2.woolworthsonline.com.au/Shop/ProductDetails?Stockcode=749323&name=kraft-philadelphia-milk-chocolate-indulgence
that's $25 a kg, and with a bit of raw cacao and sweetener of your choice... you have the new chocolate cream cheese, no?
« Last Edit: April 05, 2013, 08:28:50 am by France »
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Re: PHILADELPHIA CHEESE - "Buy no more..."
« Reply #48 on: April 05, 2013, 11:05:35 am »
Clever thinking. Have you thought about making your own haloumi or ricotta? I love to do both.
May all dairy items in your fridge be of questionable vintage.

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Re: PHILADELPHIA CHEESE - "Buy no more..."
« Reply #49 on: April 05, 2013, 11:07:08 am »
I know what you mean France.  We have all made something just because we can and know it is healthier than the bought version.  I haven't seen that chocolate philly cream yet, not that I've been looking.
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Re: PHILADELPHIA CHEESE - "Buy no more..."
« Reply #50 on: April 06, 2013, 04:45:59 am »
Have you thought about making your own haloumi or ricotta? I love to do both.
I would love to be able to make my own haloumi. Is it difficult, Cookie?

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Re: PHILADELPHIA CHEESE - "Buy no more..."
« Reply #51 on: April 06, 2013, 11:17:07 am »
Hello again!!!
I was at Coles today and Sour Cream is about $1.40 per 200/250g (I didn't look carefully enough to remember but I remembered $1.40) and since DH liked my homemade cream cheese, well, that's a saving of about $3 per kg since the creme fraiche was $4.20 - that makes me happy, so.... morale of the story: buy things on sale when you MAKE things! hehehe!!!!

I'd love to know how to make Haloumi, my girls love it as pizza topping (and Quirky Jo's tomato sauce is great as a pizza base too, ya know!) - where is the recipe (book? forum? of course I'll go have a search after I post this!!!)

JudyDawn there's a lot of ads on tv for the chocolate philly, just around morning tea time and lunch time, as you would imagine!!! It's a lot like cream cheese icing I imagine... but with homemade nutella and homemade philly I think we'd be onto something!!! Healthier too!!! (I don't watch tv much but... where I work there's packing rooms where the TV is on and well, like it or not, you get to hear and see the ads when working in that area! I'd go nuts if I worked there all day though, specially in the morning with all the infomercials! but I digress! At last when I'm working there at 11am I can watch --er I mean "hear" of course -- the news!)
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Re: PHILADELPHIA CHEESE - "Buy no more..."
« Reply #52 on: April 06, 2013, 11:53:22 am »
I didn't know if you wanted Haloumi Cheese help France or Jo's Tomato sauce recipe but here goes ;)
Haloumi
Quirky Cooking Tomato Sauce
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« Reply #53 on: April 06, 2013, 12:30:54 pm »
Thanks CP. we love the haloumi and it is fun to make.
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« Reply #54 on: April 06, 2013, 01:30:47 pm »
I didn't know if you wanted Haloumi Cheese help France or Jo's Tomato sauce recipe but here goes ;)
Haloumi
Quirky Cooking Tomato Sauce

Thank you so much for both of those links!
Jo's sauce is great, I've made it twice already (the first time I made only half just in case, I usually do that when I can when it's a new recipe)! it's the Haloumi I wanted but I'm going to read the Sauce thread too as there's always something to be learned from the experience of others!!
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