Sunday, April 28, 2013

Tip of the Day- Cheaper Greek Yogurt

I do love the texture of Greek yogurt, but I don't love how much more expensive it is than regular yogurt. Did you know that Greek yogurt is made by straining the whey off of regular yogurt, creating that thick creaminess.  You can do that at home very easily.
All you need is yogurt, a bowl, strainer and a thin towel, cheesecloth or coffee filter (for a small strainer).
Put the strainer in the bowl, the cloth in the strainer and the yogurt in the cloth.  Then pop it into the fridge until it has reached the desired thickness and you have Greek yogurt.  A cheesecloth or coffee filter will produce results quicker than a thin towel.
If you let all of the whey strain out, they you have a product called yogurt cheese, which can be used in place of cream cheese.  It is amazing spread on a whole wheat English muffin!

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