Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Chunky Cowl....

This afternoon while making another batch of Ricotta I was thinking that it was high time I shared my revised recipe with you all....
After a lot of trial and error I've finally came up with the perfect vinegar/milk combo to make the creamiest ricotta....
I use 750ml of full cream milk (straight from the sheep/cow/goat is best but you can also use the store bought pasteurised kind too) to 2 tablespoons of white vinegar. I pour both into a heavy based saucepan and bring to the boil.
As soon as I see the first lot of bubbles in my milk/vinegar mixture I take it off the heat and allow it to sit for about 10 mins (this is when the magic happens). After 10 mins I strain through a fine colander, pushing down with my fist to drain the fluid. From this 750ml I get about 200ml of delicious creamy ricotta, YUMM-O!!!!
I've also been busily knitting up a storm with some new wool (to be released in my shop this week)...
This chunky cowl was such a pleasure to knit that I've already cast on for another 2...
And to spice things up a bit they are both in deliciously bright colours.... The pattern will be a freebie when you purchase a 200g skein of the gorgeous 20ply Australian pure wool from my shop..
I'm also working on a lacy version in a deep ruby red that I'm dying to share with you all....
I can see alto of this new yarn not even making it to the shelves in my shop, I love it that much... LOL!!!
Hugs..................... Jodie xx

7 comments:

  1. Lush cowl - lush colour - do you ship internationally Jodie? The yarn looks amazing... I'm going to have a look on your site now.

    And I never ever thought of making my own ricotta - I am definitely trying this. Don't think it will be as 'fresh' as your though!!

    Thanks

    A x

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  2. wow making your own ricotta - brilliant! Love the cowl too, its almost cold enough to be wearing one over here at the moment too.

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  3. Love the cowl... so much i went to the shop to buy some yarn and get the pattern, but can't find it- are you selling it online? xo m.

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  4. This is so gorgeous...and looks to me like terrible mistakes by novice knitters will just blend right on in to its rustic charm. Perfect! Lovely blog - look forward to more. x

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  5. Love chunky knit cowls! Such a fab accessory to make AND own! Looks like a fab project for some serious instand gratification! Mxx

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  6. thanks for the ricotta recipe, looking forward to trying it

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  7. Love the cowl... Gorgeous Colour.
    Might pop over to look at the wool to get the free pattern? LOL!

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