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Cottage cheese - ricotta in the formulation of Italian dishes can often find an ingredient called "ricotta".Often it means the cheese, but this milk product of its structure is more like cottage cheese.By the way, there are several types of ricotta: the young and seasoned to a certain extent.Sometimes it is served as an aperitif or a snack.Typically, from young ricotta desserts prepared by grinding and whipping in her soft mass.Also, Italians love ricotta filling in ravioli and pasta.Prepare this ricotta at home is not easy, because it traditionally brewed from whey, which is left over from the preparation of mozzarella.But there is an easier way in question in this recipe.

  • milk 2 liters
  • lemon 3 pcs.
  • pinch of salt 2
  • Sugar 1 ch. L.
  • Step 1 To prepare the ricotta take home: milk fat content of 3.2%, lemons, salt, sugar.
  • Step 2 Squeeze 100 ml lemon juice, strain through cheesecloth or a strainer.
  • Step 3 Pour milk into a saucepan.Bring to 90 ° C over low heat.Ad
    d salt and sugar.Milk in any case do not boil!
  • Step 4 Pour the milk into the lemon juice, stirring constantly.
  • Step 5 Just after 2 seconds will roll milk, whey and will depart "flakes."The pan off the heat, cover and leave until cool.
  • Step 6 ricotta then discard in a sieve or cheesecloth.Writing completely drain the serum.
  • Step 7 From 2 liters of milk per output is 400 grams of ricotta cheese, and whey - lovely pastries.

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