Homemade Ricotta

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Appears in

The New Vegetarian

The New Vegetarian

By Colin Spencer

Published 1986

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This is very easy to make at home. The following recipe will make


  • 1 litre/1¾ pints/1 quart milk
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • juice from ½ a lemon


    1. Heat the milk to boiling boiling point, then add the salt and lemon juice. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring now and again.

    2. Line a colander or sieve sieve with a double layer of muslin/cheesecloth and place over a large bowl or saucepan. Pour in the milk.

    3. Leave for 1 hour so the whey drains off, leaving the curds behind.