Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Homemade ricotta and butter

  Ricotta with freshly ground pepper

 Fresh butter

Some days ago I made fresh ricotta and butter. Made in no time and the savour was so much different from the ricotta resp. butter you buy in the shop. For the ricotta you'll need:

  7.5 dl whole milk, 2,5 dl double cream, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

Bring the milk, cream and salt to the boil, stirring all the time. 
Add the lemon juice, simmer for 2 minutes, let stand for 5 minutes.

 Put a sieve over a bowl

 Lay a thin cloth into the sieve

Pour the milk/cream/salt/lemon juice mixture into the sieve. 
Let drip for about 12 hours at room temperature and then put it in the fridge.
After that your ricotta is ready! 
Of course you can add more salt in the milk/double cream mixture or
 add pepper or chopped olives or herbs. Use your fantasy!

 Doesn't it look delicious?
 With fresh bread and olives, (dried) tomatoes, basil, some olive oil, 
maybe some Parma ham and a glass of wine heaven! 

Now we make the butter:

 I used 2.5 dl double cream. If you like your butter to be salty then add some now.

 Pour the cream into a bowl and whisk until it's consistency is firm.

Press it into little bowls and cool in the fridge.

Try it,  invite your friends, open a bottle of fresh wine and have a beautiful evening!
 And if you bake the bread yourself as well  - success guaranteed!

  Emilie's daughter 


  1. Hi Christa,
    Your meal looks so nice with the olives, tomatoes, basil and wine! I have never made ricotta or butter but you have made it look so easy so I will be buying some double cream and trying it this weekend. Thank you.
    Sarah x

  2. Christa.....this is just a fab idea! i Saved already and you are so right a bit of cheese, good bread and some dried tomatoes it olives and we have a wonderful dinner! great idea! Send you lots of good wishes! thanks Tanja

  3. Mama mia,
    This is such a great recipe Christa. I must try it.
    I buy it at the deli counter sometimes. I love it with salt and pepper.
    Thanks for this lovely post.
    wishing you a good day
    val x x x x

  4. It looks so good and sounds so easy! Why have I not been doing this my whole life?! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Wow thats looks really good, I have never thought of that.