Line a fine mesh sieve with a double thickness of cheesecloth and place it over a large bowl. Place the yogurt in the cheesecloth, gather up the sides, and tie them together with kitchen string. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the yogurt drain in the refrigerator until very thick, 2 to 4 hours or overnight (discard the water that collects in the bowl). Makes 8 ounces (1 cup) Drained Yogurt (32 ounces of undrained yogurt makes 16 ounces of Drained Yogurt).
Serve with a drizzle of honey, toasted walnuts, and/or fruit, or use in your favorite recipes.
Recipe by Kelly Salonica Staikopoulos
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For recipes using Greek yogurt, check out our blogs:
Greek Chocolate Love featuring Chocolate Soufflés with Greek Yogurt
Mediterranean Diet Resolution Recipes: Sweet Success featuring Berry-Oat Parfait
Drained Yogurt is also featured in our Tzatziki recipe, from our Meze and Spreads & Dips cookbooks.
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