Some of my favorite foodie items that I love to splurge on at the grocery store is good bread and good cheese. It’s never easy to find a ‘good‘ loaf of crusty french bread, and by ‘good‘ I mean an artisan style bread. Alot of time, grocery stores sell those spongy loafs in their deli section and call it french bread, but I’m not sold. The kind of bread I crave when I think ‘French bread’ is a hard crispy outside shell against the soft, fresh doughy inside. Now that’s bread!
So I headed out to my local walmart Neighborhood Market to pick up a few needed dinner items. I eneded up coming home with his:
A sandwich cutter, because it’s so cute!
…and… some color bath dropz!
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I decided to make a batch of my ricotta cheese because it sounds sooo good slathered across some of this Ecce Panis bread. This Neo-Tuscan mini Boule tastes just like it’s from the bakery when it gets out of the oven! It definately falls into the category of ‘good’ bread imo!
Ever try making your own ricotta cheese? It’s ridiculously easy – once you try this recipe, you’ll never buy the store-bought kind again!
- 4 cups of milk (I used whole)
- 1 cup of cream
- ¾ cup of buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon of salt
- Combine all the ingredients together in a pot, Bring to a boil on the stove top. Be careful not to let it boil over. Boil until you begin to see the curds forming. Pour into cheesecloth lined bowl. Let it sit for about 5 min and lift the cheese cloth out of the liquid and let it drip dry for 10 min. You may let it drip dry longer if you want it to have a more firm consistency.
It made the PERFECT afternoon snack!
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