Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Salvaging the yogurt

Any of you that have been following my blog for any amount of time should know that there was no way I was going to just throw out all my failed runny yogurt. And I really wasn't feeling gracious enough to give it to the dogs, cats or chickens.

I made this yogurt darnit, I was going to eat it!  So here are a few things I did with all that fermented and runny milk goodness:

Frozen Chocolate Yogurt Cups
Runny yogurt, little bit of Ovaltine, drop of Stevia & into the freezer!
Sour yogurt biscuits.  Homemade biscuit mix, one
egg and enough really tart yogurt to make biscuit dough.
Peanut butter, honey & yogurt whipped up for dipping apples!

Yogurt Pound'ish Cake
Since the Yogurt Pound'ish Cake turned out so well, I'll share the recipe with you....

1 Cup Butter, softened
2 Cups Sugar
3 Eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla
8 oz. Runny Yogurt
2 1/2 Cups Flour (I used 1/2 white & 1/2 whole wheat)
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Salt

Cream butter & sugar, add eggs, vanilla, runny yogurt & mix.  Add sifted flour, soda, salt & add to bowl.  Mix well.  Pour into greased & floured pan.  Bake in pre-heated 325 degree oven for 70 minutes.  Let cool in pan for 10 minutes then flip over to release the cake.


I also made yogurt sour cream by taking the really tart runny yogurt and straining it through cheesecloth overnight.  Delicious on baked potatoes or anywhere sour cream is called for.  I haven't tried cooking with it as a substitute for sour cream yet though, but will let you know when I do.

And of course, yogurt smoothies.  Who could forget about those?  Fruits, sweetener, semi-frozen runny yogurt, blender, done!

Yes Jane, I have "embraced the runny". :)


  1. Talk about making lemonade from lemons, you, my dear, have taken that to an entirely different level! It is all most delicioso!

  2. Sounds like a success to me!

    Have you figured out why it didn't set?

    I need to get caught up reading my blog friends.

  3. All of that looks great to me! Glad that you have found some uses for your less-than-desirable textured yogurt.

    I have purposely never looked up homemade recipes for sour cream... When we have it, I put it on everything! For my hips' sake, I think I am better off not knowing. :)

  4. Good for you but I'll bet the chickens were a tad bit disappointed! Your Pound'ish cake looks great! Wish I was there...

  5. Awesome! I should really bookmark this for future use. ;)