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    Default Home Made Ricotta Cheese

    Oh my goodness!! Why didn't I know it was this easy? In my house, this will be a "god-send"! And now I know what my frugal weekend plans are!....lol!!



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    Neat!!!!!!

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    It isn't exactly ricotta but it is so good. It is also a step away from paneer, the wonderful home made cheese served in Indian restaurants.

    Once the curds have drained a little, put them into a loaf pan (still wrapped in cheesecloth) place another loaf pan inside and use a few cans to weight it down for 6-8 hours. This will press the curds together so you can cut it into chunks. I use mine with curry sauces but it can also be sliced and fried.


    You can also press the curds in a colander with another bowl sitting on top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceashels View Post
    It isn't exactly ricotta but it is so good. It is also a step away from paneer, the wonderful home made cheese served in Indian restaurants.

    Once the curds have drained a little, put them into a loaf pan (still wrapped in cheesecloth) place another loaf pan inside and use a few cans to weight it down for 6-8 hours. This will press the curds together so you can cut it into chunks. I use mine with curry sauces but it can also be sliced and fried.


    You can also press the curds in a colander with another bowl sitting on top.
    Thanks ceashells! I've never had the paneer you mention, but was wondering have you ever tried this "ricotta" in your Italian cooking? That's what I'd love it for the most.

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    yup, I've tried it. I like it better than cottage cheese and the curds are smaller.

    The whey still contains proteins in it so don't throw it out! It freezes well and I once pulled a quart out thinking it was chicken stock.... nope!

    You can use the whey for soups or stews or as the water for breads, or freeze into ice cubes and use in smoothies. My girls love whey cubes in the summer... well, all year through actually. LOL
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    Okay, thank you mamamia, for the original post, this goes with one of my 2012 goals. thank you Ceashels, for your added info. and thank you Saule for the added link. will be adding this to my fav links.

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