Yesterday I went Googling around looking for good ideas for using the onion jam and clicked on a smittenkitchen link. It’s always a good idea to take a look at whatever she puts up over there. She was using some onion jam on a pizza, along with home made ricotta and some prosciutto. Hmm…homemade ricotta. It looked easy enough. We were going out Saturday morning anyway, so we made sure to buy the whole milk and some buttermilk the ricotta recipes were calling for.
Add 2 cups of buttermilk to 2 quarts of whole milk in a heavy sauce pot. Turn the heat up high and scrape the bottom to prevent scorching.
Then gather the edges of the cheesecloth with a rubber band and use a skewer or something to let it hang over the sink or a bowl. Anything to catch the liquid as it drains out. Discard the liquid, don’t squeeze the cheesecloth to hurry it.