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I needed some ricotta for a recipe I was making and I didn't want to go to the store. I found this recipe and thought what the heck I'll give it a try. I am so glad I did. I cut it in half because I needed 1 cup. i don't buy whole milk so I only had 2% on hand. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly and that was the best tasting ricotta. I will be using this recipe from now on instead of buying my ricotta. Thank you for sharing.
Hey, Kathy: this is not actually ricotta, which is made from whey (from cheese-making!), but rather something I know as paneer and make every so often for certain Indian dishes. Anyway, this is a great cheese that can be even deep-fried for, say, Matar Paneer. Try (sour) yoghurt as the acid for even better-tasting paneer! <br/><br/>(I then use the whey in soups and bread.)
So easy but so good. I had 1 qt. of milk and used 2 T. lemon juice, it was so good. I tried it by itself before using in Zucchini Lasagna (Lasagne) - Low Carb. I drained it in a yogurt strainer I had rather than cheesecloth.
This is going to be a great addition to my "back to basics" collection. I used just one liter of milk and two tablespoons of lime juice. Lemons are hard to find (and expensive) here, so went with what I had. It does taste a bit "limey', but just a tad. Next time will try with white vinegar for a - hopefully - more neutral taste. Thanks, Kathy!
Absolute perfection! I just bought 10 gallons of milk for $1 each - I'll use 1/2 of it to make more of this!
UPDATE: I used this ricotta in "Lemon, Ricotta and Sour Cream Pancakes" and they turned out amazing! This ricotta turned out beautifully! The directions were spot on. I have never made ricotta before and I am so very pleased with it. It makes the store bought look like a far distant cousin. Thank you Kathy for sharing this awesome recipe! Will be making this from now on.
Wow! This is really cool. And, delicious. Can;t wait to make more in my obsession to make everything from scratch.
This recipe is awesome. I did not have whole milk or lemon juice so I used canned evaporated milk and vinegar. It turned out just great and I will use the recipe a lot. You can also add spices to this cheese such as garlic, pepper or whatever your preferences are. It would be wonderful in Manicotti.