Friday, November 6, 2009

Homemade Ricotta....

Well my first attempt didn't quite look like this but I got there in the end.... I tried making my ricotta using the left over whey from my Quark cheese but that didn't work so I followed this recipe instead using milk and lemon juice and it tastes delicious!!!! (now how did those toes sneak into that pic... LOL!!!!)

From 1 litre of milk I got approx 250grams of Ricotta. I'm so looking forward to adding some of this fresh Ricotta to a lasagna tonight for dinner, but first I'm going to add some to a frittata for lunch..... YUMMO!!!!
Another thing I've always wanted to make is flat bread... My family loves it!!!! It cost me $4 for my last packet of 8, what a rip-off!!!! I was convinced that I could make it cheaper than that and boy was I right!!!!
I made 6 flat bread for less than $1, that's AWESOME!!!! But what's even better is that it was SOOOO EASY!!!!

Here's my recipe, I adapted it from several that I found on the net.... It took me about 20 mins to make 6 using this recipe. We ate 3 and I've wrapped the other 3 in a clean tea towel to eat with dinner tonight. With my next batch I'm going to try doubling it so that I can freeze some. I'd also like to see how they'd go chopped and baked as a yummy crunchy dipping chip, have you ever tried that before???

Flat Bread....
ingredients - 2 cups plain flour, 1/2-3/4 cup water, 1/2 teaspoon salt....
Mix together flour and salt, add half the water. Mix with your hands to form a smooth dryish dough, adding more water if you need to. Knead on a floured surface well then divide into 6 equal portions... Roll each portion out paper thin making sure to keep your surface and rolling pin well floured.
Cook in a hot frying pan, 1 at a time, for a couple of minutes on each side. I then like to place them stacked on top of each other on a dinner plate covered with a tea towel, this helps them from drying out, it kind of sweats them.... We had them filled with homegrown lettuce, tomato and homemade asparagus and ricotta frittata for lunch today. DH said they tasted SOOOO much better than the ones I buy from the shop (I agree with him), that's a win win in my books... *^_^*

Take Care........ :)

13 comments:

  1. Awesome Jodie!! I actually forgot to buy flat bread yesterday ... we eat lots of it... and Missy Moo generally refuses to eat bread!! So thanks for sharing the recipe... I'll be making some tomorrow!!

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  2. Consider this one printed off and put in the pile!!

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  3. Nice work :-) Something to try when its not so hot here... your ricotta looks fab too!

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  4. My girls love flat bread!!!
    wil have to try that recipe out.

    your ricotta looks great!!!

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  5. Oh I love the cheese, it sounds so nice. I will have to try out your flat bread recipe as we eat it too when we make my chicken burrito recipe which even Isabelle eats so it has to be good. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. delicious!! What an awesome lunch. I love that little apple boewl in your pix also. Congrats on the ricotta it looks amazing.

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  7. It looks so yummy! I am going to try! Thank you for your recipe and your inspiring blog!

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  8. Ooooh, thanks for the recipe -- those look yummy!!!

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  9. hi jodie, your ricotta cheese looks great! I may give it a go one day, I have made home made feta cheese and it turned out great! It is not hard just have waiting periods that make it seem like it takes a long time . you cannot eat it staight away you have to wait for a few weeks but worth it. I have also made the yogurt cheese many times and love it ,so tasty and easy also. I will definately do the flat breads today for lunch! I love that blog with recipes of cheese too, thanks for showing me. sue n.z.

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  10. hi jodie , me again , i was just reading about the easy bread. jenny has a recipe for sourdough bread on her blog: Elefantz, check it out its great, bye sue n.z.

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  11. That flat bread looks SO good!! You are the 2nd one to make it this week in blogland and I am determined to give it a try ! Well done with the cheese too.

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  12. I just googled flat/mountain bread recipes about half an hour ago and was disappointed that none of the recipes sounded like what I had in my head. How wonderful to come over to your blog and find just what I was looking forward for. I'm going to make it right now. Thanks heaps Jodie.

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  13. Thanks Jodie they were fantastic! So easy and quick to make and perfect for a hot night's dinner. The girls even asked to have them again tomorrow night.

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