The Dos and Don'ts Of Cooking With Greek Yogurt

  • by XpatAthens
  • Friday, 20 February 2015
The Dos and Don'ts Of Cooking With Greek Yogurt

Eat it straight or use it to enhance a dish, but learn how to cook with Greek yogurt properly! While we love it straight from under the parchment, cooking with Greek yogurt is another way to incorporate it into your diet. To avoid congealey failure and maximize delicious success, follow these tips.


• Don't expect it to act just like regular yogurt - chiefly, don't bake with it unless it's thinned out and don't heat it quickly or the concentrated milk proteins will separate from the remainder of the whey, never to unite again. Temper it before adding it to a warm dish, and only then, right at the end.
• Don't try to make it before you've mastered regular yogurt, straining three times requires more effort and planning than you might think. Cool tip: big coffee filters.


• Do substitute Greek yogurt for buttermilk or heavy cream, two things you might not readily have in your fridge (who has buttermilk in their fridge?) Just water it down slightly to match the consistency.
• Do put it in your ice cream maker, it freezes faster and creamier than regular yogurt. Plus the healthy bacteria will even survive a freezing!


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