Do It Yourself At Home Activity

There will be a lot of snacking going on while you and your families are nestled away safely in your homes. Check out this quick, easy, and delicious snack recipe that is sure to keep you satisfied between lunches, breakfasts, and dinners.

This simple, inexpensive, and delicious spread is made from yogurt. This recipe was initially posted on a website called Instructable Cooking by user named TechNerd1012 and it was also seen on Food Network’s “Good Eats.” It has a zesty tangy flavor, with the texture of a soft cream cheese. This spread pairs well with any type of cracker as well. It is sure to be a hit with the entire household.

For this spread, you’ll only need 5 ingredients, which you more than likely have in your kitchen already.

Ingredients

  • Quart of whole milk yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin

  • 2 Tbsp parsley (you can either use fresh or dried for this)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • Essential utensils = 1 Cheese colander
  • Allow mixture to refrigerate over night

Assembling the Pieces

You will want to squeeze out all of the whey from the yogurt. The main difference between cheese and yogurt is that cheese has had the whey taken out of it; yogurt has not. Draining the whey from the yogurt makes it thicker, much like a soft cream cheese.

The first thing to do is to set up the draining system. Put the colander on top of the bowl, so that it rests with most of the colander inside the bowl. Now line the colander with the cheesecloth.

Check Out Your Creation!

Because of the mixing, you will not have seen anything draining when you first put it in the fridge. However, when you go and open up the fridge the next morning, check inside the bowl. There should be a fair amount of liquid inside. Unwrap the cheesecloth, and you’ll notice that it has turned much thicker. This is the yogurt cheese. It is fairly soft, just a bit softer than cream cheese.

This cheese is very good on all crackers If you want to present it, you can put it on a platter (it will flatten out) and put a ring of crackers around it. It looks great with some parsley sprinkled on top.

There are alternatives to the spices you put in the cheese. Feel free to experiment with different combinations! We hope you enjoy this delicious snack! Feel free to let us know if you try our suggestions! Post a photo on social media and tag us for a chance to be featured on our UVCI Facebook page! Enjoy!

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