Yogurt Cheese Butterflies Recipe

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Yogurt Cheese Butterflies Recipe

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.

Yogurt Cheese Butterflies Recipe. Have you tried homemade yogurt cheese! It's almost like a science project for my kids!

  • 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!
Yogurt Cheese Butterflies Recipe. Have you tried homemade yogurt cheese! It's almost like a science project for my kids!

This time we spread it on bagels.  Plain is good, but I had some strawberries, so we mixed them in.

Yogurt Cheese Butterflies Recipe. Have you tried homemade yogurt cheese! It's almost like a science project for my kids!

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??

Yogurt Cheese Butterflies Recipe. Have you tried homemade yogurt cheese! It's almost like a science project for my kids!Don’t like paying for store bought yogurt, make your own!

 

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I’ve actually used a double layer of paper towels instead of cheesecloth. It works great. (Just don’t use the super cheap kind) I’ve heard people use coffee filters too. Cheaper than cheesecloth and you don’t have to make a special trip to buy it!

This water that you speak of is called whey. It’s full of probiotics (if you get yogurt with live active cultures) and you can drink it or use it for cultured vegetables like sauerkraut or kim chi! Fresh sauerkraut is amazing! Canned… Not so much.

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