Thursday, July 10, 2008

Polly want a cracker?

So before Tastespotting went kaput (its back, by the way - hooray!) I skimmed a recipe for homemade cheese. Naturally, it was such an easy recipe that I didn't copy it, and then the website went away and I can't find it now. BUT, I couldn't resist trying it anyway. I started a batch last night and will see how it tastes when it is done.

My version:

One large container plain yogurt (I wanted Greek, but where I live? Hard to find)
zest and juice of one lemon
1 tablespoon minced garlic
a whole wad of fresh chives from my garden, minced
pinch of kosher salt

I put the whole thing into a double layer of cheesecloth and dangled it from a wooden spoon hung across the top of a deep bowl. It now resides in my fridge, draining off all the liquid. I drained it off this morning before work and will do so again tomorrow morning. Tomorrow night - crackers!


Anne said...

You could make your own yogurt! I have been doing that lately, and it comes out much closer to greek than the store bought stuff does.

Ty'sMommy said...

Well then you must send me your recipe!

I'm Just a Girl said...

Wow...that sounds good! Let me know how it turns out.

Ty'sMommy said...

UPDATE! When I checked it last night, the cheese had stopped draining, so I scooped it out and promptly plopped a dollop on a cracker. All I can say is....damn. Damn, that is some good, spreadable cheese. And dammit, I left it in the fridge this morning instead of bringing it to work with me to snack on. Damn.
Hmmmm, what flavors can I try next??? I have fresh jalapenos in the garden....hmm....