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A Lotta Ricotta

Posted: 03/27/2012 9:43 am

With its delicate, creamy texture and mild sweetness, ricotta is a wonderfully versatile ingredient. It tastes luxurious on its own, but it can also lend richness to pastas and a grounded rustic quality to desserts. We've also discovered that it's a lot of fun to make and is best used while it's very fresh. Here, we show you how to make your own ricotta and work it into snacks, meals and desserts.

Creamy Homemade Ricotta
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This recipe makes the entire kitchen seem conquerable. With just one stir of the pot, and a few minutes of wait time you have actually made cheese! After the initial swell of pride fades, you're left with a good amount of one of the most versatile of refrigerator staples -- spread it on toast for breakfast, stir it into pasta at lunch or enjoy it spoonful by spoonful. - Amanda & Merrill

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