I like desserts that you can prepare while clearing the table after dinner and one of my family’s favourite desserts during the lovely hot summer days is Strained Yoghurt with Honey and Walnuts.
This dessert is very traditional to where I come from, it is something we’ve all had during our childhood and is something we still love.
This dessert is very easy to prepare and serve and yet, very delicious. It’s made with strained yoghurt, but if you don’t have this in your fridge you can make it yourself.
To make the strained yoghurt I just put natural yoghurt in a yoghurt strainer and leave it for a couple of hours to drain the liquid. Then you’ll have the most amazing thick yoghurt you’ve ever tasted – it’s creamy, delicate in taste, not as sour as the yoghurt, absolutely scrumptious. Yummy!
Strained Yoghurt with Honey and Walnuts
Ingredients (2 servings):
1 pot (500gr) strained natural yoghurt
3-4tbsp chopped walnuts
You can add more honey or walnuts, or even use different kinds of nuts (almonds, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, etc.) – depending on what you like.
Divide the strained yoghurt between the serving cups
Top with honey and walnuts, as much as you like
Spoon and enjoy
Have a sweet day!
ACCESSORIES YOU MIGHT NEED:
Product: Williams & Sonoma Yogurt Strainers
Place to buy: Amazon.co.uk
My rating: 8/10
To create my strained yoghurt I use this very useful tool – yoghurt strainer. It helps me drain the liquid from the natural yoghurt I want to use without doing anything more than just placing the strainer over a bowl (so that not to create any mess in the kitchen).
Product: Your own Multi-cooker or Slow-cooker
Because the yoghurt strainer is quite expensive to buy only to drain yoghurt in it, although you can use it to create numerous desserts, I would recommend that you use the yoghurt making function of your multi-cooker or slow-cooker. Just follow the recipe in the recipe book that comes with the appliance and you will have delicious home-made yoghurt.
My advice: if you want to make the yoghurt thicker (to get the strained yoghurt look), use powdered milk as well. Also, if you are using non-dairy milk to make yoghurt, don’t forget to add sugar (sugar would help the fermentation process).