Homemade Ricotta Cheese: Guest Post @ Ping’s Pickings


Woohoo! I’m doing my 1st ever guest post! A gazillion thanks to Ping for asking to me guest post on her fabulous blog Ping’s Pickings. You might have remembered Ping’s guest post here a while back with her delicious Balsamic Onions Quinoa Patties & Quinoa Salad.

As this is my 1st guest post, I was pretty nervous when she asked. Ping’s Pickings is one of my favourite blogs and I’m very honoured to do so but I was undecided on which recipe to share because she’s such a fabulous cook & baker. And I can attest to that – I’m lucky to have tasted her delicious food. Hmm.. what recipe for Ping?


One of the things I enjoy (more like obsessed) is making food from scratch.. food that is sold in the jars/cans – like condensed milk, peanut butter, yogurt. If a factory can produce them, there should be a recipe for me to try at home. There’s nothing more satisfying to me than making them fresh. So what’s more apt than sharing a “made from scratch” recipe – Homemade Ricotta Cheese.

Ricotta is a soft Italian curd cheese, light and creamy with a slightly grainy texture and delicate flavour. Making fresh cheese is easier than you think.  If you have seen my Homemade Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) recipe, the Ricotta recipe is almost similar with it.

For the upcoming Christmas dinner parties & year end celebration, serve freshly made ricotta accompanied with some stewed fruit compote or poached fruits. Trust me, your guests will be very impressed.

Now head over to Ping’s Pickings for the recipe.


  1. Hi, stumbled onto your blog and enjoying browsing through your recipes. Just wondering, for the ricotta cheese recipe, do I need to use fresh milk?

  2. dear shannon, i just read your post in ping’s blog. Excellent post! I will try this method the next time i want to use ricotta. Thanks so much and here’s wishing you a wonderful year 2013, all the best!
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  3. I’m starting to like and appreciate ricotta more and more. Haven’t always been a fan. This looks really fresh. Happy for your 1st post! Exciting!

  4. Congratulations on your first guest post! I’ll be there in a minute, but I just want to say I’m always impressed with homemade things made from scratch. As much as I want to, I know that I rarely do. It’s a great habitual thing too. Now I’m going to check out your post. 🙂
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    • Thank you Nami. I don’t always make everything from scratch, it’s a bit difficult if time is limited. When I see a recipe that’s super easy like this ricotta recipe, I’ll definitely attempt it.

  5. this ricotta does look good! I’m headed over to Ping’s to check it out.
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  6. Well done! I never would attempt to make ricotta at home, yours looks delicious! Bravo 🙂 Heading over to Ping’s now
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  7. Congratulations on your first guest post, such a wonderful recipe, i have to try it once, thanks for sharing.
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  8. Thanks so much for this fabulous guest post, Shannon! If I’m not up to my eyeballs right now, I would have jumped and made this the minute I got it from you. It’s so expensive to buy. And now, I don’t even need to bother and just make this myself. Never knew it was so easy … wait, lemme try it out first before I dare say “easy” … I can screw up the easiest things 🙂
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    • Ping, it’s my pleasure to guest post for you. If I say it’s easy peasy, guarantee it’s easy because I avoid complicated recipes. When things are less hectic, hope you get to try this recipe, it’s a healthy indulgent 🙂

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