Yoghurt is one of the world's oldest fermented food products. It can be found in just about every culture that has kept animals for milk and the word yoghurt is actually Turkish for tart, thick milk.
It is made with milk and friendly bacteria. The fermentation creates it's own preservative.
Yoghurt is a food in our house that we consume more as a snack than as an ingredient, but it can be used in all sorts of cooking. From cakes and desserts to curries and breakfast foods.
The best yoghurt to buy on and additive free diet is of course plain or Greek yoghurt. The tart, flavour free varieties are better suited for savoury cooking, so don't go puting a tablesppon of vanilla yoghurt into your curry!
How to Use?
Here is a list of some of the more common ways to consume yoghurt:
- Toppings for enchiladas, chilli, Tortillas, Tacos and Casseroles
- Add to smoothies
- Freeze as an Ice-cream substitute
- Included in cake and muffin recipes
- Dips like Tzatiki
- Mayonnaise and sour cream substitute
- To top muesli or porridge
- Pancake topping
- On top of baked potatoes
- Add to mash potatoes
- Add to tuna or boiled eggs for sandwiches
- A sauce in wraps
- Stirred through soups
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