Yogurt

Yogurt has been around for centuries, with recipes first appearing in Turkey and other parts of Eastern Europe. The dish is thought to have originated as a way to preserve milk for longer periods of time. Yogurt was traditionally made by adding milk to a mixture of live bacteria and then allowing it to ferment.

The fermentation process not only preserves the milk, but also gives yogurt its characteristic thick, creamy texture and tangy taste. Yogurt recipes began appearing in Western cookbooks in the early 20th century, and the popularity of the dish has only grown in recent years.

There are now countless ways to enjoy yogurt, from simple bowls of plain yogurt topped with fruit, to more elaborate dishes like yogurt-based curries and stews. Whether you enjoy it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, there’s no doubt that yogurt is a delicious and nutritious food that has a long and rich history.

Advice

Making yogurt at home is easy and rewarding. To start, use the best quality ingredients you can find. Start with a good quality pasteurized, whole-milk yogurt as the starter. You'll also need a pot, candy thermometer, yogurt maker, and mason jars. Heat the milk on the stove to 180° F and add the starter yogurt to the warm milk. The mixture should be stirred until it's even and thick. Then, pour the mixture into a yogurt maker and let it set for 8-10 hours. When ready, store the yogurt in mason jars and place it in the refrigerator to cool. Enjoy your homemade yogurt!

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Recipes

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Yogurt Cake

  • butter
  • lemon
  • sugar
  • greek yogurt
  • salt
  • all purpose flour
  • egg
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Earl Grey Yogurt Cake

  • yogurt
  • vegetable oil
  • sugar
  • salt
  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • all purpose flour
  • vanilla extract
  • egg
  • loose leaf earl grey tea
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Pan brioche dolce allo yogurt

  • farina
  • farina manitoba
  • latte tiepido
  • lievito di birra
  • limoni buccia grattugiata
  • olio di di girasole
  • uovum
  • vanillina
  • yogurt bianco
  • zucchero
  • zucchero velo
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Plumcake allo yogurt

  • baccello di vaniglia
  • burro
  • burro
  • farina
  • farina
  • fecola di patate
  • lievito
  • sale fino
  • uovum
  • yogurt greco
  • zucchero velo
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Biscotti allo yogurt

  • baccello di vaniglia andfrac12
  • farina
  • lievito
  • olio di di girasole
  • sale fino pizzico
  • scorza di limone
  • uovum
  • yogurt magro bianco
  • zucchero
  • zucchero velo
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Ciambellone allo yogurt

  • burro
  • farina
  • farina
  • fecola di patate
  • lievito
  • olio di
  • scorza di limone
  • uovum
  • yogurt greco
  • zucchero
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Muffin allo yogurt

  • burro morbido
  • farina
  • lievito
  • sale fino pizzico
  • scorza di limone
  • uovum
  • yogurt greco
  • zucchero
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Torta allo yogurt

  • amido di mai
  • burro temperatura ambiente
  • farina
  • lievito
  • sale fino pizzico
  • scorza di limone non trattato
  • uovum
  • yogurt greco temperatura ambiente
  • zucchero
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Torta fredda allo yogurt

  • biscotti digestive
  • burro
  • frutti di bosco
  • gelatina
  • latte intero
  • panna fresca liquida
  • yogurt bianco naturale
  • zucchero velo
  • zucchero di canna
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Torta fredda allo yogurt

  • burro fuso
  • digestive
  • fragole
  • gelatina
  • mirtilli
  • panna fresca
  • yogurt bianco cremoso
  • zucchero velo zucchero al velo paneangeli
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Pancake allo yogurt

  • burro
  • farina
  • frutti di bosco
  • granella di nocciole
  • lamponi
  • latte intero
  • lievito
  • scorza di limone andfrac12
  • di girasole
  • uovum
  • yogurt intero
  • yogurt intero
  • zucchero
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Chili-Honey Chicken & Sweet Potatoes w/ Cilantro Yogurt

  • Cilantro Yogurt Sauce
  • jalapeño
  • lime juice
  • chili powder
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • cilantro
  • green onion
  • greek yogurt
  • sweet potato
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • garlic powder
  • ginger
  • olive oil
  • cayenne pepper
  • chili powder
  • chicken thigh
  • honey
  • green onion
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Banana Yogurt Cake

  • vanilla extract
  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • butter
  • egg
  • banana
  • all purpose flour
  • yogurt
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Spinach and Yogurt Dip

  • walnut
  • salt
  • yogurt
  • clove
  • coriander seed
  • spinach
  • nutmeg
  • cinnamon
  • garlic
  • olive oil
  • allspice berry
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Chickpea-Yogurt Dip

  • cumin
  • mint
  • salt
  • pomegranate seed
  • garlic
  • greek yogurt
  • sherry vinegar
  • chickpea
  • olive oil
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Blackberry Lemon Yogurt Cake

  • all purpose flour
  • greek
  • lemon
  • all purpose flour
  • oil
  • white wheat flour
  • vanilla extract
  • blackberry
  • salt
  • baking powder
  • egg
  • sugar
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Frittelle allo yogurt

  • farina
  • fialetta aroma limone
  • lievito
  • limoni la scorza grattugiata
  • olio di di girasole
  • olio
  • uovum
  • yogurt bianco
  • zucchero
  • zucchero velo
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Yogurt Cake

  • powdered sugar
  • salt
  • butter
  • baking powder
  • all purpose flour
  • egg
  • corn oil
  • corn starch
  • sugar
  • greek yogurt
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Lemon Yogurt Cake

  • all purpose flour
  • lemon zest
  • vanilla extract
  • almond flour
  • sugar
  • olive oil
  • baking powder
  • egg
  • milk greek yogurt
  • salt
  • lemon glaze

Ingredient Breakdown

 
salt
greek yogurt
yogurt
garlic
sugar
olive oil
vanilla extract
mint
lemon juice
all purpose flour
farina
uovum
honey
water
egg
zucchero
lievito
baking powder
black pepper
butter
milk
burro
dill
cucumber
heavy cream
lemon zest
zucchero velo
pistachio
cilantro
fruit
olio di di girasole
yogurt bianco
yogurt greco
green onion
cumin seed
ginger
cayenne pepper
strawberry
lemon
lime juice
blackberry
sale fino pizzico
scorza di limone
spinach
tomato
oil
jalapeño
chickpea
chive
pepper
cumin
almond
fecola di patate
sale fino
olio di
parsley
frutti di bosco
gelatina
latte intero
brown sugar
yogurt intero
peanut
blueberry
chia seed
pomegranate seed
sweet potato
chili powder
garlic powder
chicken thigh
light brown sugar
powdered gelatin
light corn syrup
cinnamon
cardamom
nutmeg
powdered sugar
walnut
clove
shallot
vanilla greek yogurt
onion
greek
coconut milk
cashew
coconut oil
fresher the better
flavorless oil
lemon marmalade
vegetable oil
baking soda
loose leaf earl grey tea
farina manitoba
latte tiepido
lievito di birra
limoni buccia grattugiata
vanillina
baccello di vaniglia
sour cream
white vinegar
rose petal
sour cherry
persian cucumber
sweetened condensed milk
ritz cracker
baccello di vaniglia andfrac12
yogurt magro bianco
cioccolato fondente
scorza 'arancia
tuorli
burro morbido
amido di mai
burro temperatura ambiente
scorza di limone non trattato
yogurt greco temperatura ambiente
pita chip
sumac
feta
biscotti digestive
panna fresca liquida
yogurt bianco naturale
zucchero di canna
maldon salt
mellow white wine vinegar
turmeric powder
berry
burro fuso
digestive
fragole
mirtilli
panna fresca
yogurt bianco cremoso
zucchero velo zucchero al velo paneangeli
green serrano
cornstarch
cashew milk
cherry
almond extract
granella di nocciole
lamponi
scorza di limone andfrac12
di girasole
oregano
red pepper flake
runny peanut butter
strawberry jam
pomegranate juice
swiss chard
sesame tahini
gingersnap
black grape
skyr
non ​
liquid animal rennet
banana
nonfat
limoni
olio extravergine di oliva
pangrattato
petto di pollo fettine
apple
almond butter
paprika
black quinoa
blueberry jam
brown rice cereal
white chocolate
tangerine juice
tangerine zest
peach
hazelnut liquor
vanilla bean paste
maple syrup
white wheat
plum
coriander seed
allspice berry
crudite
mayonnaise
sharp gorgonzola
tabasco sauce
light cream cheese
black sesame seed
pinhead oatmeal
poppy seed
palm sugar
pumpkin seed
sunflower seed
nonfat milk
sweetener
flavoring
rose water
fig
pine nut
sherry vinegar
white wheat flour
tahini
summer squash
plant based yogurt
coriander
fialetta aroma limone
limoni la scorza grattugiata
olio
hot paprika
tarragon
red wine vinegar
red
lemon juice lemon zest
nut
raspberry
skyr yogurt
dark chocolate
egg yolk
basmati rice
sweet paprika
chicken stock