Ricotta cheese

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    1 hour 25 min

    That's right - you can make your very own ricotta cheese at home to enjoy on its own or use in your favourite Italian recipes!

    Jackie

    Yorkshire, England, UK
    8 people made this

    Ingredients
    Makes: 800 g ricotta cheese

    • 1 teaspoon citric acid
    • 60ml water
    • 3.75 litres full fat milk
    • 2 teaspoons salt (optional)
    • 2 tablespoons double cream (optional)

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:1hr resting  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

    1. Mix citric acid in the water.
    2. Pour milk into a large saucepan. Over medium heat, heat the milk to 85 degrees C. Do not boil. Stir often to prevent scorching.
    3. Once at 85 degrees C, stir in the citric acid. Keep stirring until curds form.
    4. Line a colander or sieve with muslin. Using a slotted spoon, spoon the curds into the muslin. Fold muslin over top and let the liquid drain from the cheese for 20 to 30 minutes.
    5. Remove the cheese from the muslin and add salt and double cream, if desired. Stir well to combine.
    6. Serve straightaway or use in your favourite recipe. Store the ricotta in a covered airtight container in the fridge for 1 to 2 weeks.

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