Home-Made Ricotta-2

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Mon, 09/05/2016 - 06:14.

Ingredients:

1 L (35 fl oz) 3.5% milk
17.5 fl oz (½ L) whipping cream
(or
1 L (35 fl oz) 0% milk
17.5 fl oz (½ L) 3.5% milk)

2 lemon, or 2 fl oz (60 mL) lemon juice, or 2 fl oz (60 mL) white vinegar
¼ tsp salt

Optional spices: oregano, anise, ground muscat nut, ground cinnamon
Optional add-ons: chocolate chips (to add to chilled cheese), ground nuts, ground dried fruits and berries

Method:

Press lemons to get a juice.

Pour a milk and a whipping cream into a sauce-pan, pour the juice into the sauce-pan.

Stir, and heat with a low heating, stirring permanently.

When bubbles increase around, check a temperature of a mixture.

It must be lower than 190 degrees F (88 degrees C).

Note: At that time, mixture looks like an oatmeal.
Continue stirring permanently!

When the temperature is 190 degrees F (88 degrees C), turn the heating off, and let to sit for 10-15 minutes.

Cover a colander from inside with a 4-folded clean fabric, and pour milk mixture into it.

Let to drip for about 10 minutes, when consistency of mixture is like a puree.

Roll the fabric ends, and press mixture until it's weight is about 12.2 oz (350 g).

Unroll fabrics, and sprinkle a cheese with a salt.

Stir a little.

Place the cheese into a clean dry dish, and set into a refrigerator to make cheese more dense.

Add spices and add-ons, if you like.