March 6 2019

Sicilian Homemade Ricotta

Ingredients

  • 1 gallon whole milk
  • 1 quart buttermilk
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 18-inch squares cheesecloth
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Directions

  1. Line a large colander or sieve with 4 layers of cheesecloth. Set aside.
  2. Heat milk, buttermilk, heavy cream, and salt in a large, heavy, nonreactive saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally for the first 10 minutes. Continue heating, without stirring, until the temperature reaches 190 degrees F. Remove from heat and let stand for 1 hour. The mixture will be separated into white curds and clear whey.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, ladle approximately 1/4 of the curds into the cheesecloth-lined colander. Gather up the corners of the top cheesecloth and secure closed with a zip tie. Repeat with the rest of the curds, cheesecloth, and zip ties. Use the last zip tie to thread all of the cheeses together. Suspend the cheeses over a large wooden spoon over a large bowl, and let drain for 2 hours.
  4. Place the four cheeses, still in cloth, in a bowl in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, cut zip ties, and transfer cheese to an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 219 calories; 15.6 g fat; 11.8 g carbohydrates; 8.4 g protein; 54 mg cholesterol; 427 mg sodium.

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Posted 03/06/2019 by Mws R in category "Recipes

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