Sunday, March 7, 2010

Labni (Fresh Cheese made from Yogurt) _ middle eastern recipes

2 cups yogurt
1/2 t. salt

Muslin sack or several layers of cheesecloth made into a bag
Large bowl
Combine yogurt and salt. Pour into a muslin sack, tie up, and suspend over a large bowl. Let drain overnight. The bowl will catch the dripping liquid. In the morning, discard the water. Unwrap the cheese and use as a spread on pita or form into small balls and serve with olive oil and chopped fresh mint or with black olives.
Makes 1/2 cup

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