PUINA  (Croatian Style Ricota Cheese)

Neva Dominis


 ½ gal of whole milk  ( make sure that it is NOT ultra pasturized) Lucern (Safeway)  brand is best

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1 cup whole milk plain yogart

Pinch of salt

Mix all ingredients together in a heavy sauce pan. Remove one cup liquid to use later.  Cover and cook over low heat until is comes to a simmer.  DO NOT BOIL.  Simmer for approximately 5 minutes .  You will see the curds come slowly to the top.  In the mean time, place a piece of cheese cloth over a large bowl or  colander.     With a slotted spoon, skim the curds and place them in the cheese cloth and let drip for 1 hour at room temporture . Remove from cheese cloth and place on a plate. Refrigerate  overnight.

To serve, spread cheese on sliced toasted baggets or crackers topped with fig jam.

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