Yogurt: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Yogurt: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

by Janet Fletcher


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A fresh, modern yogurt-centric cookbook that showcases the versatility of this dairy superstar in more than 50 recipes for appetizers, salads, soups, sauces, marinades, beverages, and desserts, and provides fail-proof directions for making your own yogurt at home.

Americans have fallen in love with yogurt, thanks to its creamy texture, tangy flavor, and health-promoting probiotic cultures. In Yogurt, a fresh and modern full-color cookbook, author Janet Fletcher introduces recipes, from roasted tomato bruschetta with yogurt cheese to meatballs in a warm yogurt sauce to a golden yogurt cake, that showcase yogurt in dishes both rustic and sophisticated. Drawing inspiration from the culinary traditions of Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Iran, India, and beyond, this useful handbook includes a guide to purchasing yogurt (all of the recipes work with quality store-bought brands), advice on choosing a yogurt maker, and easy methods for making yogurt, Greek yogurt, and yogurt cheese at home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607747123
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 04/14/2015
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 1,158,321
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

JANET FLETCHER is the author or coauthor of more than two dozen books on food and beverages, including Cheese & Wine, Cheese & Beer, and The Cheese Course. Her weekly email newsletter, Planet Cheese, is read by cheese enthusiasts internationally, and she is a member of the Guilde Internationale des Fromagers. A longtime contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle, Janet has received three James Beard Awards and the IACP Bert Greene Award for her newspaper journalism. Her food and beverage writing has also appeared in numerous national magazines, including Saveur, Bon Appétit, Fine Cooking, Culture, and Food & Wine. She lives in Napa Valley but teaches cooking and cheese-appreciation classes around the country (see www.janetfletcher.com).

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Making Yogurt at Home 11

Homemade Yogurt 19

Making Drained Yogurt 22

Making Greek Yogurt 23

Making Yogurt Cheese 23

Using Whey 23

Yogurt for Breakfast 25

Yogurt with Fresh Fruit 26

Yogurt with Eggs 26

Yogurt with Nuts & Seeds 29

Yogurt with Other Natural Sweetners 29

Yogurt with Granola 29

Yogurt with Fruit Preserves 29

Yogurt with Dried fruit 30

Appetizers & Salads 33

Roasted Tomato Bruschetta with Yogurt Cheese 35

Yogurt Cheese with Feta, Pumpkin Seeds S. Za'atar 36

Cucumber Salad with Yogurt, Golden Raisins, Walnuts & Mint 39

Smoky Eggplant Salad with Pita Crisps 40

Cherry Tomato Raita 42

Roasted Cauliflower Raita 44

Grated Carrot & Yogurt Salad with Cumin 45

Grated Beet & Yogurt Salad with Beet Greens 46

Radish Tzatziki 47

Chopped Summer Vegetable Salad with Farro, Yogurt & Za'atar 48

Soups 51

Spicy Yellow Split Pea Soup with Tomato, Cumin & Yogurt 53

Yogurt, Leek & Barley Soup with Red-Pepper Butter 54

Chicken Soup with Toasted Pasta, Chickpeas & Yogurt 55

Shredded Beet & Cabbage Soup with Yogurt 56

Creamy Tomato & Bulgur Soup with Yogurt 58

Chilled Golden Beet & Yogurt Soup 59

Chilled Avocado & Yogurt Soup with Tomato Salsa 61

Mostly Meat 63

Harissa-Roasted Chicken with Sweet Peppers 65

Lamb Meatballs in Warm Yogurt Sauce with Sizzling Red-Pepper Butter 66

Lamb Souvlaki with Skillet Flatbread 68

Orzo with Spicy Lamb, Chickpeas & Yogurt 72

Braised Lamb Shoulder with Artichokes, Peas & Yogurt 74

Grilled Hanger Steak with Grilled Red Onion Raita 77

Grilled Swordfish with Yogurt Tahini Sauce & Sumac 79

Vegetables & Grains 81

Roasted Butternut Squash with Yogurt & Toasted Pumpkin Seeds 82

Spinach with Brown Butter, Yogurt & Dukka 85

Turkish-Spiced Green Beans with Yogurt 86

Seared Mushrooms & Shallots in Yogurt with Carom Masala 87

Grilled Zucchini with Yogurt Sauce, Feta, Lemon & Dill 88

Alsatian Pizza with Onions & Pancetta (Tarte Flambée) 91

Warm Chickpeas with Toasted Pita, Pine Nuts & Yogurt Sauce 94

Warm Chard Ribs in Yogurt with Toasted Walnuts, Cilantro & Cumin 97

Fettuccine with Fried Onions, Yogurt & Poppy Seeds 98

Rice Pilaf with Fava Beans & Yogurt Sauce 99

Asparagus Frittata with Yogurt Cheese 101

Desserts 103

Yogurt Parfait wish Peaches & Peanut Brittle 104

Yogurt with Mango. Toasted Coconut & Cashews 105

Warm Baked Figs with Pernod, Candied Wainuts & Yogurt 106

Yogurt with Blueberries, Hazelnuts & Maple Syrup 109

Poached Quinces with Yogurt & Pistachios 110

Yogurt Parfalt with Cinnamon-Apple Compote & Granola 111

Yogurt Mousse with Orange Marmalade & Toasted Almonds 112

Indian Yogurt Pudding with Saffron, Cardamom & Toasted Nuts (Shrikhand) 115

Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta with Strawberry-Rhubarb Sauce 116

Yogurt with Raspberries & Pomegranates 119

Greek Yogurt Sorbet 121

Absinthe s Golden Yogurt Cake 122

Beverages 125

Fresh Pineapple Lassi 126

Strawberry-Mango Smoothie 129

Banana-Fig Smoothie 130

Ayran 131

Four Seasons of Fruit Smoothies 132

Bibliography 134

Resources 135

About the Author 136

Acknowledgments 136

Index 139

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