How to Make Ricotta Cheese
I had no idea how easy it is to make ricotta cheese. Here is how you make ricotta cheese:
- Bring a 1/2 gallon of milk that has not been homogenized to around 180 degrees Fahrenheit
- Add 1/4 cup of white vinegar
- When curds form, stain the whole thing using a cheese cloth.
That's it! It's so unbelievably easy. The only other thing you might want to do is add a wee bit of baking powder (to neutralize the vinegar taste) and some salt (for flavor).
Our foodie friend came over the other night and we made ricotta cheese and then put the ricotta into an awesome veggie lasagna. Read her telling of it on her blog, appropriately named "Everybody Loves Cheese."
With my new found ricotta cheese making skills, I'm getting pumped about making a ricotta cupcake. There will definitely be one coming soon.
- Ricotta Update: My ricotta frosting didn't turn out to be a crowd pleaser. I do, however, have some more ricotta recipes coming soon.