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Microwave Ricotta ready in less than 5 mins with photo
« on: June 16, 2012, 05:57:57 am »
while search WWW for an answer to my vinegar question i found this

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2010/02/how-to-make-fresh-ricotta-fast-easy-homemade-cheese-the-food-lab-recipe.html

So i just had to make some, and  really its   ready in 5mins

i did have a taste last night and it was ok

if anyone gives it ago, can i recommend to use less vinegar and not to drain overnight

would i make it again yes, i would but only for cooking 
« Last Edit: September 15, 2012, 02:04:03 am by fundj »
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Re: Microwave Ricotta ready in less than 5 mins with photo
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2012, 06:10:48 am »
Does it taste the same as Helene's Uni? You mean cooking as in cheesecakes, gnocchi etc - what other way is there to use ricotta ???  Even though Helene's tasted great, I wouldn't sit down and eat it for a meal. To me ricotta is just one of the ingredients in a cooked dish but then I am not Italian ;)
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Re: Microwave Ricotta ready in less than 5 mins with photo
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2012, 06:29:46 am »
sorry JD i meant to say only for savory dishes like lasagne, cannelloni, crepes, fritta and pasta

i have it on toast with jam or nutella  or i make a mix and stuff cannoli shells, you can top it with honey ;D

i made helenes ricotta  yesterday i really think it does not have enough vinegar, i think its not enough, i did add more vinegar and got a better result

taste wise helens is much better if eating it fresh

« Last Edit: June 16, 2012, 06:31:46 am by fundj »
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Re: Microwave Ricotta ready in less than 5 mins with photo
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2012, 08:07:28 am »
Thanks Uni, how much extra vinegar did you add to Helenes?  It might make it too bitter for my taste, I thought it was perfect but you know better than me.
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Re: Microwave Ricotta ready in less than 5 mins with photo
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2012, 08:33:11 am »
i just poured some in not sure JD

i got about 380 grams of ricotta and the whey was clear not milky if u know what i mean 
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Re: Microwave Ricotta ready in less than 5 mins with photo
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2012, 08:38:00 am »
Yes I know what you mean Uni.
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Re: Microwave Ricotta ready in less than 5 mins with photo
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2012, 08:39:13 am »
you get me JD  :-*
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Re: Microwave Ricotta ready in less than 5 mins with photo
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2012, 10:34:49 am »
Doesnt the vinegar help to keep the cheese or curds together and also make it creamier .. Hence the whey is clearer and not so milky?
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