A question about a recipe: Creamy Homemade Ricotta

I have a question about step 2 on the recipe "Creamy Homemade Ricotta" from Jennifer Perillo. It says:

"Once the curds begin to separate from the whey (you'll see little specks of white bob to the surface), stir gently and set heat to the lowest setting (see NOTE). Cook for 2 more minutes, then remove pot from heat and set on an unlit back burner for at least 30 minutes, and up to one hour. (this will help the curds further develop). "

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Recipe question for: Creamy Homemade Ricotta

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Nozlee Samadzadeh
Nozlee Samadzadeh February 13, 2012

You should watch the pot of ingredients periodically to see when the curds start to separate from the whey -- it will happen before it boils. After they start to separate, turn the heat down and cook for 2 more minutes as listed in the recipe.

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