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Ricotta Disaster?


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Ricotta Disaster?

LauraGrace | Apr 20, 2009 06:25 PM

Heeeeeeellllp... Helllp me...

So, I had a gallon of milk I needed to use up. I dug through the boards and found ricotta! "Aha!" I thought to myself. "I have milk! I have salt! I have lemons! I can do this!"

Well, two hours and a sink full of dishes later, I have around a quart of seriously weird-looking curdled business that I'm assuming (???) is ricotta. I mean, holy crap. I apparently had the world's most boiling-resistant milk, and the stuff stuck despite my pretty much constant stirring so I ended up fishing out bits of brown milk protein with my sieve, and the whey was bizarrely yellow...

What did I do wrong? Am I going to have to throw the whole lot into the bin? I used the recipe, except that I used all 2% milk.

Help me, chowhounders, you're my only hope!

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