Sunday, April 5, 2009

Challenge Ingredient: Ricotta

First off, sorry I'm getting this up so late. The next day late. I'm back-dating it for consistency's sake, but I'll be honest...the post is going up about 6:30 on Monday night. I've been out of town for a week (with my nearly one-year-old daughter, but without my husband), and spent the day yesterday recovering. I completely spaced on the fact that this week is my challenge, and I needed to put up the post.

Okay. Moving on.

This week's challenge is Ricotta cheese. Ricotta is a softer cheese, commonly found in Italian cooking. It can be used in either savory or sweet dishes. If you were to make a real authentic Italian cheesecake, for example, you would probably use Ricotta instead of cream cheese. It's healthier for you anyway.

In reading the Wikipedia article for Ricotta, I actually just learned that it is not technically a cheese. Ricotta is made from whey, not milk, and is therefore not actually a cheese. Interesting.

Also interesting: Ricotta is a funny word. The more I type it, the more I have to go back and double check that I'm consistently spelling it correctly. It looks weird.




Yep, it's spelled correctly!

(Sorry, I'm apparently a little "funny" tonight.)

Remember to post your recipes by Saturday evening! Have a great week.

1 comment:

Scott and Jillian said...

That's okay. You got it up, so that's what matters, right?!

And I did not know that Ricotta was not a cheese. English is so weird.