Friday, December 17, 2010

Lazy Sunday

It's been a long time.

Last Sunday I made my own ricotta and tossed it into pasta with edamame, lemon zest and scallions.


Serious Eats had a too-long article about it with all the scientific details but here's all you need to know: LOOK OUT FOR THE BOILING MILK. It will start to boil, then once you turn your back it will freak out and bubble over the pot and make a huge mess. So don't turn your back. And here's how to make it:

1 part heavy cream
2 parts whole milk
1 Tbsp white vinegar (per 1 part)

1. Boil milk and heavy cream, add salt.
2. Let it simmer for a bit, then turn off the heat and add the vinegar.
3. Stir it once or twice then let it stand for about a minute.
4. In the meantime, take a double layer of cheesecloth and dampen it, then line a sieve and place it over a deep bowl.
5. When the mixture has curdled, pour it into the cheesecloth-lined sieve and let it drain.
6. Let it stand at room temp for about 30 mins

It's so good and fluffy - tonight was just a test run but I will definitely be making more.

1 comment:

Jeremy said...

Can ya'll please add a search bar to your blog? And can you can have a tag menu up, too? You used to be able to click on different kinds of topics and view entries that way. Also, being able to view by location would be great, too. THNX