I'm happy to be a part of Kristen's Adopt a Blogger #3. When I introduced my 'adoptee' I appreciated all the people who took a minute to visit Linda aka goodshoeday at With Knife and Fork and leave a comment.
So, when I saw Bunny's introduction of her Adopt a Blogger daughter, Melissa at Baking for the Boys, I clicked to check out Melissa's blog and welcome her as a newbie blogger.
Holy cow! I found out that Melissa had made fresh ricotta! I left a comment and told her I was going to make some this week. Here's how it went!
This couldn't be easier. Take 8 cups of whole milk, add 1 teaspoon of salt and bring to a simmer in a large pan. When it simmers, add 3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice, and give it a stir.
Let is sit for a few minutes while the curds form, then scoop them out into a cheesecloth lined colander. Depending on how wet or dry you want the end result, let drain as little as a few minutes or 15 minutes, like I did to end up with a drier product.I gathered the cheese into a ball and this is what it looked like right after draining. I put it in a covered plastic container and refrigerated it overnight.
This is some good stuff! I won't ever buy ricotta again and I bet if you make this you'll be passing it up at the store, too!