Home made greek yoghurt

We like greek yoghurt. The kids even liked it, which was a suprise, but they do. Cool part is, you can make it yourself. All you need is a thick woven clean cloth, a collander and some time. You can make it overnight, or in 3 hours, then it's ready to eat. And absolutly delicious. You can add raisins, nuts, drizzle honey over it, or some jam, maybe add some fresh fruit. You can have it for breakfast, or as a dessert, like in Greece. The difference in greek yoghurt and regular yoghurt is that the greek kind has less whey in it. Whey is the liquid in yoghurt. If you ever opened a container of yogurt after a few days of buying, sometimes it has a thin layer of liquid on the surface- that's the whey.
Also, try out first your regular yoghurt, because depending on the thickness you can make greek yogurt. If you find yoghurt that isn't runny, like most, custard-y like when wobbled, but breaks up easily when touched with a spoon, you got great stuff to make greek yoghurt.
Anyway, you can make this with your kids, or by yourself- it's a great project to do:)

Type of dish: snack, breakfast, dessert
Cost: cheap
Difficulty:  easy
Time:  3 - 12h
Serves: 1-2
Preparation time: 10 min

What you need to make this dish:
Clean thick woven cloth, a colander, a bowl or pan to fit the collander, spoon, medium bowl


  • 1-2 0,5l container of plain yoghurt (I use the Zott kind)
  • 1 tbsp honey ( or any other topping)
  • 1 tbsp nuts of any kind
  • 1 tbsp dried or fresh fruits
How to prepare:
Put the collander in the bowl or pan. Place the cloth on the collander.Put in the plain yoghurt inside the cloth, bring together the ends of the cloth and start squeezing the yoghurt at the bottom. The liquid will start to seep through the cloth, Squeeze out all you can, twisting the ends so the pressure also forces the whey to drip out. This takes roughly around 5-10 min. Put the cloth with the yogurt back into the collander and put in frigde for 3 to 12 h. After that, you can take out the cloth, and using a spoon, scrape out the remaining yoghurt. As you'll see, the size is reduced by half. Put the now greek yoghurt in the bowl, give it a good mix so it all blends together and you can serve it, topped with honey, nuts, or anything else you like. Store in fridge, covered with cling film.

Additional information:
This recipe makes 1-2 portions, so if you need more, just double the amount of yoghurt, but check to see if it will fit your cloth.

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