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Haiqa Khan

Can we use half and half? Is that what's meant by cream?

Karen Dela Cruz

can i used all purpose cream by nestle maam.. substituting heavy cream

Jphph23m9 Jphph23m9

That what is ysed in cannolis? Can i use that for cannolis?

Greg Isaacs

Would making scones with whey… Bust be replacing the buttermilk with the whey ?

joshua birch

I followed the directions to a tee and it never curdled!!! What a waste of ingredients

Muthoni Mwangi

This is a great and simple recipe hadn't had dinner I took bread and enjoyed it. My first attempt worked. I think I put too much vinegar as I didn't have big lumps mine were small. For 1 litre of milk I used 3 tablespoons of vinegar. I think next time I'll use 2 and a third tbsps. Thank you

Mama Zaineb

Can the whey be frozen for another time I need to use it

S. Ursino

Get your facts right lady. I make dairy free ricotta with exact the same method. It looks the same and tastas amazing. With soya cashew and almond milk (high fat and high protein milks or make my own)

Melek Richards

can we not use cream or what can we substitute it with

shruti a

This looks good, actually in India we call this Paneer! 🙂

light_ir light_ir

Thank you for the video. This method is for cottage cheese , not Italian ricotta cheese.

Maria Luisa Mariano

wish I could share pictures here. I made yogurt out of your recipe and it was perfect. We had it with fruits for breakfast. But I added more of locally (Philippines) bought yogurt into the recipe since am not sure if it has enough live active cultures.

Zoroark XD

So basically Ricotta is Italian name for Indian Paneer!?

Amy Wong

Thank you for the tutorial on how to make ricotta cheese. Won’t be able to use now so can I freeze it and use later.

Luna Lovegood

This is not ricotta surely? Ricotta is made from the whey

Mary Aliftiras

Thank you Gemma you are a godsend with your recipes i love watching your videos i told my daughter for mothers day i want your book

Thank you for this great tutorial, its surprisingly easy and I'm really excited to try this but heavy cream isn't really accessible in my country so will milk and butter work just fine for this recipe? Thanks!

I'm here to leave another "glowing" review! I love this recipe as it has become an instant success in my house. Now, my mom is an even pickier eater than my elementary school-aged brother. She prefers a rotisserie chicken "made by professionals," as she puts it, than something I will make because that's just how her taste preferences are – so when I told her I wanted a cheesecloth, she looked at me aghast and said, "The last thing I need is you making cheese!" Well, I got one and made this recipe, omitting the cream. My mother, an avid cottage cheese eater, LOVED it. She literally stopped buying cottage cheese at the store but will buy discounted milk and lemons so I can make this ricotta for her instead! This is so easy and delicious! Thanks, Gemma (now I need to figure what to do with liters of leftover whey, lol!).

Turquoise Ninja

Can I use Citric acid instead of lemon juice? Lemons are expensive in my country

liz dag

what is 2 quarts and 4 pints in mls? The metric system is so much easier to use. And every country uses different cup measurements so the recipe doesn't always turn out the same. I don't know why all chefts/cooks don't use the metric system. It really turns me off cooking and having to convert every time.

Rym ette

I followed the recipe, it worked like a charm! Thank you so much, i subscribe ❤
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Nonhlanhla Mthalane

Hello Gemma I don't understand how many cups of milk please dear help me

L Mendez

So you do the ricotta cheese the same way as the cottage cheese. Why at the store the whole milk ricotta is creamy not crumbling?

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