Recipes

Below are suggested recipes for for using extra yogurt or yogurt that has become too sour.

Yogurt Pudding
The following recipe will even work with yogurt with a strong tart taste. It will also help preserve the yogurt for longer.

The first step is to strain the yogurt through a cheesecloth. This can be done by placing the yogurt on a single layer of cheesecloth in a strainer and over a bowl. Most of the whey will come out after a few hours, but you can let it sit overnight to remove even more.

Next add sugar, honey, or maple syrup to sweeten it. You can also add vanilla, cinnamon or other flavors. The result is a custard like consistency that can be eaten directly or used as the basis for making fro-yo in an ice cream maker.

Yogurt Labneh
The following recipe will make a tart yogurt taste much more mild. It will also help preserve the yogurt for longer.

The first step is to strain the yogurt through a cheesecloth. This can be done by placing the yogurt on a single layer of cheesecloth in a strainer and over a bowl. Most of the whey will come out after a few hours, but you can let it sit overnight to remove even more.

Next add olive oil, salt and any herbs to taste. Sessa’s in Davis makes a great Italian mix that works well. This approach really gives a mild flavor to the yogurt and creates consistency of labneh.

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