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Low fat Ricotta - help!

Discussion in 'Syn Values' started by JulesyR, 6 February 2010 Social URL.

  1. JulesyR

    JulesyR Well-Known Member

    Hi,

    I am trying to do a slimming world makeover on a recipe - does anyone know the syn value for low fat (half fat) ricotta please??

    thank you!
     
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  3. squiddie

    squiddie Starting Again!

    Who makes it hun? Syns online will only give me full fat for non branded:
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] Basic/Non Branded Foods Cheese, basic, Ricotta 28g
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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] [​IMG] 2 Syns on Extra Easy [​IMG] Original 2 Syns [​IMG] Green 2 Syns [/FONT]
     
  4. Circes

    Circes Strutting her stuff

    I've never seen reduced fat ricotta so it would be good know where you get it. I love my spinach and ricotta pasta!
     
  5. JulesyR

    JulesyR Well-Known Member

    ahha that's interesting - I haven't bought it yet but was assuming I could get it from sainsbury's!! (it shows up in quite a few UK websites so its got to be available somewhere - right?)

    I am planning my next weeks meals!:)
     
  6. JulesyR

    JulesyR Well-Known Member

    although apparently (just been looking elsewhere) all ricotta is low in fat - another site states that it is lower in fat than normal low fat cream cheese normally.

    That's good to know - especially since it looks futile to go looking for a specific low fat ricotta! I will do the comparison when I go shopping and post the results!
     
  7. Circes

    Circes Strutting her stuff

    I think you must be right. I've never thought of it before but at 2 syns for 28g that is the equivalent of phillie extra light soft cheese, so it must be lower than normal cheeses.
     
  8. vijch50

    vijch50 Well-Known Member

    Low fat ricotta is very difficult to get so I make my own it is very simple to do and much cheaper - get some 2% milk, usually use 4 pints -bring just to below boiling so that little bubbles are around all the edge but not a rolling boil - add 2-4 tablespoons of either white vinegar or lemon juice. Wait till curds form (this will happen quite quickly) Strain through cheescloth - when finished draining - squeeze and wrap cheesecloth fairly tightly around curds put in fridge with a plate on top and tin to weigh it down - after about an hour it will be ready to use - you may want to add salt. very quick and cheap to make as there are not preservatives will only keep a day or two in fridge
     
  9. Circes

    Circes Strutting her stuff

    That's interesting - thanks for that! How much cheese would you get from 4 pints of milk as that seems like a lot. And how do you syn it? I'm just wondering if it's easier to use the shop bought stuff if you have to syn 4 pints of milk.
     
  10. vijch50

    vijch50 Well-Known Member

    You probably get about a pound and I would sin the cheese not the milk and syn it as low fat ricotta
     
  11. Circes

    Circes Strutting her stuff

    Now that's the problem and brings us back to the OP's question - because there isn't a syn value for low fat ricotta, only ordinary ricotta! But I'm definitely going to give it a bash. Thanks!
     

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