Ricotta (pronounced [riˈkɔtta] in Italian) is an Italian whey cheese made from sheep, cow, goat, or Italian water buffalo milk whey left over from the production of cheese. Like other whey cheeses, it is made by coagulating the proteins that remain after the casein has been used to make cheese, notably albumin and globulin.
A recipe from “Dreyers Kokebok I Bilder” (Dreyer’s Cook Book In Pictures) published in 1960
Ostkaka are traditionally made by adding rennet to milk and let casein clot. Cream, butter, eggs, almonds are then added to make the dough. It is then baked in the oven and served warm, not hot, since it will neutralize the distinctive flavour.
Traditionally, the cake is baked in a spacious copper pan. This has resulted in a tradition that allows guests to serve themselves from the centre of the cake, to avoid traces of copper that has been able to blend into the cake dough where it touches the pan.
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