Tuesday, December 12, 2006

You Think The Joker Laughs At You

I am completely, madly, joyously shocked. Georg's recipe for ricotta in comments inspired me. These may be some of the happiest words I have ever written: I MADE CHEESE. On purpose!

Because I jerky, I forgot Georg knows me and would tell me ("Perhaps with adult supervision, Princess") if a recipe was well beyond my abilities, so I approached this recipe with trepidation. I mean, it's cheese. They sell it in boutiques so Grandmas must have made it in tenement kitchens for centuries. For some reason, this thought did not console me. Why? Stage fright. I read directions backward, remember steps out of order, and I do not trust me! I should not be trusted! I winnowed Georg's direction down to tiny, idiot-proof steps - probably:

1. Heat milk to 160 degrees
2. Pour in white vinegar.
3. Dump curdled goo into cheesecloth-lined collander to drain.
4. Dump remaining goo into bowl.
5. Add baking soda.
6. Stir.
7 Refrigerate for 24 hours.

Holy Moses, it's not just easy, it's stooooopid easy! Your dumb cousin can do it! No - the other one! I heated up the milk and zip-zip-zip! Cheese!

Thank you, Georg, you are a genius!


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