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Ricotta with raw milk, lemon juice and sea salt
« on: May 06, 2012, 09:38:28 AM »
I made some Ricotta last evening with raw milk, lemon juice and sea salt.  I am going to try and use the leftover whey to replace all or part of the water in some kind of formulation.  I am not sure how much whey to add to the formula, or if I can replace all the water with the whey.  I might try a Greek Style pizza with the whey.

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Re: Ricotta with raw milk, lemon juice and sea salt
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2012, 09:39:39 AM »
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Re: Ricotta with raw milk, lemon juice and sea salt
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2012, 10:52:34 AM »
Where might I find raw milk in a place like Houston?
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Re: Ricotta with raw milk, lemon juice and sea salt
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2012, 11:11:55 AM »
Where might I find raw milk in a place like Houston?

Craig,

How the heck am I suppose to know where to find raw milk in a place like Houston.   :-D  Does anywhere in Texas sell raw milk?  Loads of places in our area sell raw milk, even at market.

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Re: Ricotta with raw milk, lemon juice and sea salt
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2012, 12:01:46 PM »
Craig,

How the heck am I suppose to know where to find raw milk in a place like Houston.   :-D  Does anywhere in Texas sell raw milk?  Loads of places in our area sell raw milk, even at market.

Norma

I've never seen it. I was not looking for the name of a specific store or anything.  :'(  I was wondering what sort of store or market might sell it as I'm apparently not going to these places.

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Re: Ricotta with raw milk, lemon juice and sea salt
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2012, 05:39:29 PM »
I've never seen it. I was not looking for the name of a specific store or anything.  :'(  I was wondering what sort of store or market might sell it as I'm apparently not going to these places.

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Craig,

I can buy raw milk at my local Country Store, or even go to certain farmers that sell raw milk.  I dont drink raw milk all the time, but think it is good.

Maybe in this article in the NY Times might help you to find something about where to purchase raw milk in Texas.  This is a quote from Jim, near the bottom of the page of the link. 

If you live in Texas you can now buy raw milk from dairy operations certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Im in Houston and buy from Stryk Farms. As other posters have pointed out there is nothing at all inherently dangerous to raw milk. Pasteurization is however a cheap and effective way to mass produce and distribute milk safely.
In dairy operations that carefully monitor bacteria levels and control the whole distribution chain, raw milk is as safe as any other raw food including of course fruits and vegetables. Stryk Farms for example is inspected by the health department every other day and I think only once in three years of buying from them have they not had raw milk one week because bacteria levels were too high on some of their cows.
Jim

http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/04/29/the-struggle-over-raw-milk/

Good luck in finding some raw milk if you want to try it out.

I did make some good mozzarella with raw milk a few times.

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Re: Ricotta with raw milk, lemon juice and sea salt
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2012, 06:30:25 PM »
Thank you Norma. I would like to try to make mozzerella.

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Re: Ricotta with raw milk, lemon juice and sea salt
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2012, 07:41:55 PM »
Craig,

At Reply 205 http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,7561.msg84735.html#msg84735  Terry (tdeane) helped me make mozzarella from raw milk.  The second time I learned to make mozzarella I posted about it at Reply 1  http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,10180.msg89139.html#msg89139  I since have made mozzarella from raw milk but not too much. 

Good luck if you find raw milk and make some mozzarella.  :)

I also got to get back to making some mozzarella from raw milk.

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Re: Ricotta with raw milk, lemon juice and sea salt
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2012, 08:05:25 PM »
Norma

I mixed a dough with the whey from making the Ricotta cheese using the same formulation I posted at Reply  237 http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,18407.msg185082.html#msg185082  I used all whey to replace the water in the formulation.  I also used GM Full Strength flour in the whey dough.

I think we are going to have too many test pizzas to try out tomorrow. :-D  We have 6 test doughs for this week.  :o  Glad I ate only a salad tonight.  :angel:

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Re: Ricotta with raw milk, lemon juice and sea salt
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2012, 10:48:30 AM »
I make it a little differently than probably most people.
I use regular whole milk.
500 ml milk
2 TBSP vinegar
a pinch of salt.

That's it. I use vinegar because it's consistent. Every lemon is different.
I microwave it until it starts to curd (about 3-4 minutes for me). Never, ever stir it during heating.
One quick stir after it comes out of the microwave. I let it sit for a few minutes, then scoop out the largest curds into a colander lined with a kitchen absorbent paper, then pour the remaining into the colander.
Cover with clear wrap and let sit about 20 minutes or so.

A little more salt, a touch of EVOO and some sprinkles of your favorite fresh spice on top of some chilled sliced tomatoes is all you need for a delicious treat.

That's just my way. I hope yours turns out well, Norma!


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Re: Ricotta with raw milk, lemon juice and sea salt
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2012, 12:29:11 PM »
Where might I find raw milk in a place like Houston?

Craig - here is a link that has sources - both farms and stores ,  not sure if any of them are near you
http://www.cheesemaking.com/goodmilklist.html

I haven't participated in this forum for a couple years but there are often discussions and links of where to buy raw milk

http://cheeseforum.org/forum/

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Re: Ricotta with raw milk, lemon juice and sea salt
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2012, 03:47:46 PM »
Thanks Deb. There is one on there that I would not have thought of checking.

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Re: Ricotta with raw milk, lemon juice and sea salt
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2012, 06:04:03 PM »
I make it a little differently than probably most people.
I use regular whole milk.
500 ml milk
2 TBSP vinegar
a pinch of salt.

That's it. I use vinegar because it's consistent. Every lemon is different.
I microwave it until it starts to curd (about 3-4 minutes for me). Never, ever stir it during heating.
One quick stir after it comes out of the microwave. I let it sit for a few minutes, then scoop out the largest curds into a colander lined with a kitchen absorbent paper, then pour the remaining into the colander.
Cover with clear wrap and let sit about 20 minutes or so.

A little more salt, a touch of EVOO and some sprinkles of your favorite fresh spice on top of some chilled sliced tomatoes is all you need for a delicious treat.

That's just my way. I hope yours turns out well, Norma!

La Sera,

Thanks for posting your recipe for making homemade riccotta.  Yours sounds very good.  :) I don't know why I got sidetracked and didn't answer your post.  Sorry!  :-[

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Re: Ricotta with raw milk, lemon juice and sea salt
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2012, 06:04:49 PM »
I forgot to post the link if anyone is interested in how the whey pizza turned out with all whey to replace the water in the formulation.  http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,19093.0.html

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Re: Ricotta with raw milk, lemon juice and sea salt
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2012, 05:17:31 PM »
Where might I find raw milk in a place like Houston?

craig, I think there is a farm in Alvin that sells it, do not remember the name  :-[

also last saturday I saw a truck with  a sign "Miracle Farms" 409-915-2566 (it could be 409-925-2566) I took a picture with my phone but the reflection masks the number after the second 9, they have a sign about selling raw milk......
hope it heps
nico