My ricotta was on the drier side. If yours has a lot of liquid, I suggest draining it a bit with some cheesecloth and a fine-mesh sieve to keep it from changing the batter texture. Never leave a child unattended in the kitchen. This recipe is appropriate for children of various ages. When a recipe calls for cooking on the stove or using a knife, an adult should do those activities and let the child assist, if age appropriate.