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Yogurt Cheese Butterflies
Have you tried making yogurt cheese yet? Basically it's just draining the extra water out of yogurt until it's more thick like a cream cheese consistency.
It's a fabulous substitute to all things creamy. We mostly use it as a sandwich spread (as you would with cream cheese), but it can also be used as a high protein, low-fat substitute for mayo, sour cream, dips, or you know what would be good... mixing some with peanut butter for a creamy spread. MMM, If you could see me now, you would see me drooling.
- Scoop plain yogurt into cheese cloth (double layered), over a colander, over a bowl. My only colander is super huge, so I used the steam basket from my rice cooker.
- Put in fridge till desired consistency (the longer in the fridge, the thicker it will get) But generally overnight at least!
Can't find cheesecloth? I had been to several grocery stores and they either "were all out" or didn't carry it, or I couldn't figure out which aisle they would keep it. I finally found some at Bed Bath and Beyond if anyone is looking.
This time we spread it on bagels. Plain is good, but I had some strawberries, so we mixed them in.
Arranging it to look like a butterfly is always a fun way for breakfast or a snack for some kids.. My kids think they are too old for butterfly bagels.. When did that happen??