This is how I used half of the ricotta I made: as an easy appetizer for Becky’s New Year’s Eve party.
1 loaf country style bread, cut into pieces
1-2 cups ricotta
1 small jar jam (I used a citrus marmalade that our neighbor gave us)
Toast bread in the oven until browned. Serve bread with ricotta and jam. If you’re feeding a smaller group, you can spread the cheese and jelly on the pieces yourself for a fancier presentation.