YES! Don’t get scared, homemaking ricotta cheese is one of the easiest thing on earth to make and I am not joking!
Also if you consider how expensive it is here in China to buy a 250 g ricotta (about 40 rmb), I’m sure you will even more motivated to give this a try.
And it’s fun!
This is ALL you need to do!
Ingredients (makes 300 g of ricotta cheese):
- 1 l whole fat milk
- 1 tbsp lemon juice (or white vinegar)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup whole fat yogurt
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
Pour the milk in a high pot
add the yogurt
bring it to a very light boil on a VERY light flame and let it simmer for a couple of minutes until the milk curdled
Meanwhile line a strainer with a few layers of cheesecloth and set it over a deep bowl
Pour the milk into the strainer
and let it drain
you see how much whey it i realizing?
Leave it there overnight covered up with cheesecloth
This is the following morning.
Your ricotta cheese is ready! Use it in your preferred recipe, or just spread it on a slice of bread with blueberry or strawberry jam!