Homemade Ricotta - TastyPlanner.com
At your next brunch, set out a few loaves of nice bread and some muffins, honey, fruits and this homemade ricotta recipe. Then sit back and wait for the happy silence of dipping spoons. It’s sure to impress.
Recipe Source: http://www.epicurious.com/
2 quarts whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Line a large sieve with a layer of heavy-duty (fine-mesh) cheesecloth and place it over a large bowl.
Slowly bring milk, cream, and salt to a rolling boil in a 6-quart heavy pot over moderate heat, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching. Add lemon juice, then reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring constantly, until the mixture curdles, about 2 minutes.
Pour the mixture into the lined sieve and let it drain 1 hour. After discarding the liquid, chill the ricotta, covered; it will keep in the refrigerator 2 days.