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Old 05-09-2012, 06:22 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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The Greek yogurt that has become popular in recent years is neither a special kind of yogurt nor uniquely Greek, and it's far from cheap.
With a little patience you can make it at home, because all you need to do is strain some of the water out of yogurt, until it reaches the thickness you want.

Get a regular yogurt ( plain or flavored ), clean cotton dish towel of fairly fine weave, colander and a bowl.

Line your colander with the towel, dump the yogurt in there, set the colander over a bowl, twist or tie the top of the towel, place in the refrigerator, and wait.
There's a difference in texture after an hour, and an almost soft cheese like transformation overnight.
When the yogurt has reached the consistency of sour cream, twist and squeeze once more and scoop out the yogurt.
Remember: without all the water it will be reduced in volume by about half.
Store it in a covered container.

To serve you can put some fresh ( or canned ) fruit on the bottom of your serving dish, add yogurt and enjoy!!

Extra tip:
If you don't want to use cloth, you can strain the yogurt using coffee filters:
pour the regular yogurt onto 2 coffee filters held over a bowl (a colander makes a good base) and leave it in the fridge overnight.
Same result, less mess
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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Thanks for this.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:08 PM
 
Location: New York
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Cool! Like to try this one. Seems fun.
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