Fresh Homemade Ricotta Cheese

czwartek, 13 lutego 2014

Fresh Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Time: 1 hrs 30 mins


  • 2 quarts whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • salt


  • 1 Line a colander with moistened cheese-cloth and set it over a large bowl.
  • 2 In a large saucepan, bring the milk to a gentle boil. Add 3 tablespoons of the lemon juice and cook over low heat; stirring gently, until curds form and rise to the surface, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes; the curds will firm up slightly.
  • 3 Using a slotted spoon with small holes, gently scoop the curds into the colander; discard the liquid. Let the ricotta drain for 15 minutes, then gently lift the cheesecloth to flip the curd and let drain for 15 minutes longer. Transfer the ricotta to a bowl and season with salt.
  • 4 Ricotta can be stored, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • 5 Serving suggestion: Spread ricotta on toasted baguette slices, top with radish slices and chopped arugula.

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