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How To Make Greek Yoghurt

How To Make Greek Yoghurt

Greek Yoghurt recipe. Greek yoghurt is a thick, creamy and extremely flavourful variety of the traditional milk product. It can be eaten plain, with nuts, fruits or honey or even as a topping. Why not make our Greek Yoghurt recipe today?

INGREDIENTS

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RECIPE

Serves
6 to 8
Prep =
5m
Cook =
18h
Total =
18h:5m

Step 1: You will need

  • 1 ltr whole milk
  • 3 tbsp yoghurt
  • 1 saucepan
  • 2 bowls
  • 1 spoon
  • 1 sieve
  • 1 cheesecloth, or thin napkin
  • 1 ladle
  • 1 tea towel

Step 2: Prepare the milk

Pour the milk into the saucepan and let it heat. When it begins to steam, remove it from the heat and transfer it into a glass or earthenware bowl. Do not use stainless steel. Allow to cool down until it's just warm.

Step 3: Add the yoghurt

Check that the milk has cooled to the right temperature. Feel the side of the bowl with your hands. If it has cooled down enough, spoon in the live yoghurt. Then cover with a tea towel. Leave it overnight to rest and ferment.

Step 4: Strain the yoghurt

The next morning, the yoghurt should look like a white firm custard. Next, place the cheesecloth or muslin cloth into the sieve, with a glass bowl placed underneath. Ladle the yoghurt into the cloth and allow it to strain, until it achieves your desired consistency. As the draining process will take several hours, it's best to transfer it into the fridge. This process gets rid of all the excess water and makes your yoghurt thicker and much creamier.

Step 5: A Quick Tip

Be careful not to overstrain the yoghurt. If you leave it straining too long, it will lose most of its water content, becoming a cheese instead of a yoghurt.

Step 6: Serve

When your yoghurt has reached the consistency that you wish, it is ready to eat. It can be enjoyed plain, with nuts or honey, fruit, or even be used for the base for sauces like tzatziki. Enjoy!