Sammy Tomatohead's Homemade Riccotta

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Serves: 4 cups of cheese
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1 gal whole milk
1 qt half and half
1 qt water
3 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp sea salt
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1 qt buttermilk

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Patsy Ciavarro Recipe
Lightly Salted
Largo, FL (pop. 77,648)
Member Since Mar 2012
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I am a freak for heirloom recipes....I treasure them! This particular recipe I find is not cheap to make....but it is fun and something different. It makes about four cups.
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Heat whole milk, half and half and water in a large pot until bubbles form around the side of the pan (approximately 180 degrees)
Add sugar and sea salt.
Mix the lemon juice with buttermilk and add to will see the curds start to form....cook another 20 minutes on low. Stir occasionally. Cool
and when cool pour into cheesecloth lined pot let the liquid drain out of it. Keep refridgerated.


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user carolyn arena carena - Jun 18, 2012
How much Riccotta does this recipe make?
user Patsy Ciavarro Patsydo - Jul 15, 2012
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