If you’ve read Quark Part I and Quark Part II, then you know that I can make fake Quark (Greek Yogurt) from regular, plain yogurt. And that I’m quite happy about it because it’s super easy and removes one plastic container from our fridge.
Now to make it even better, I’ve experimented with making yogurt, because that would eliminate another plastic container and would make me even happier.
I followed roughly this recipe from Trina Holden: Easiest Yogurt Recipe Ever. And I can confirm, it is super easy.
To summarize what I’m doing:
- Cook 1 Liter of fresh Straus milk
- Let cool down till finger warm
- Stir in 3 table spoons of yogurt
- Place in hot water bath
- Wait a couple of hours till it has yogurt consistency
Isn’t that simple? And so lovely plastic free!
And now with that you can make the simple fake quark by letting the whey drip out of it over night as described in the quark posts.
It’s all together like 15 min work on my part to make 500 ml yogurt and 500 ml quark. Not even. There is much waiting in between but who’s waiting till milk cools down by standing in front of it? So that doesn’t count into preparation time.
Next level will be to make cream cheese. Has anyone tried that? Any good recipes that you could share with me? The easier the better.