update for yogurt lovers
FAGE Total 0% Greek Strained Yogurt: "It is a live yogurt and being completely fat-free, is perfect for your waistline too." That quote is from the tub. How are those related? And I love the use of the gerund being. And the archaic "waistline" reference . . . I know mzn is crazy for whole milk yogurt, and FAGE whole milk yogurt is divine. But I was brought up on fat free yogurt and so while I can taste the difference, fat free doesn't taste like any kind of compromise to me. Roden insists on whole milk yogurt too.
Crowley's Low Fat Yogurt: A kind of "local" brand from, town of my birth, Binghamton, NY. Rich and dense even in its low fattyness. My mother attributes my love of dairy to her drinking whole unpasturized milk from the dairy across the road from her house when she was pregnant with me. Crazy 1970s logic.
Danon Fat Free: Another way to get a similar creamy firm texture is to set this cheap and runny yogurt on a folded paper towel for 10-20 minutes. The paper towel will wick away the watery liquid and leave you with condensed yogurt, which will roll right off the paper towel if you lift it by one corner. If you haven't done this yourself, you may not believe me . . . but it totally works. I keep this around because it's cheap and easy to find, but its an inferior product, no doubt.
Note to lindy, who lists Roden's Good Food from the Middle East on her blog and recently celebrated a birthday, and mzn, who also celebrated a birthday, with ice cream. I too am an Aquarius and the cookbook was a birthday gift.
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