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DIY Greek yogurt


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DIY Greek yogurt

Nyleve | Aug 11, 2006 02:16 PM

So I just got back from Greece and have been suffering from a severe case of yogurt deprivation. Something, clearly, had to be done. I could not go on like this.

Yesterday I took the situation into my own hands and came up with the following very simple - almost too obvious to mention - solution:
I dumped an entire tub of good quality yogurt (in Canada Astro or Liberty) 2% (or 3%, if you're feeling thin) into a coffee filter contraption set over a bowl. Refrigerate for several hours or until thick enough (this is intensely personal) and then spoon back into the tub.

There. Thick Greek-style yogurt, inexpensive, easy to make and pretty darn delicious drizzled with honey. I only drained mine for 2 hours or so because I didn't want it to be super-thick - just creamy. I admit it doesn't have the exact flavour of real Greek yogurt but it was a damn sight better than anything I can buy ready made here. If I am ever feeling very lavish, I will use higher fat yogurt (Balkan style 5 or 8% would be good) but this is good enough for everyday.

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