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EASY RICOTTA RECIPE
Prep:5, Cook:10, Chill: 1 hr
Preparation - Easy
Makes 2 cups
Making your own ricotta is easy and surprisingly delicious!
2 quarts whole milk
1 cup heavy cream or half and half
1/2 tsp salt
3 TBSP fresh lemon juice
Large, heavy pot, large sieve, fine mesh cheesecloth, pot to set sieve in, covered storage container.
IN heavy saucepan, bring milk, cream and salt to a rolling boil on medium heat, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching.
ADD 3 TBSP lemon juice.
REDUCE heat to low, simmer, stirring constantly until mixture curdles - 2 to 3 minutes.
POUR mixture into cheesecloth-lined sieve.
LET drain for an hour, until ricotta is firm.
SPOON into container, cover, chill. Keeps up to two days.
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