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Jun 13, 2010 12:20 PM

Bought too much plain yogurt.. What do you make with it?

I use it to make curries, milkshakes, mix it in with my baby's cereal, some baking recipes..

Any other suggestions?

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  1. You could make a smoothie (I know - it is in the milk shake area) but I just saw this yesterday.

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    1. re: boyzoma

      Blue Cheese Dressing

      8 oz yogurt,
      8 oz lite mayo
      1 Tbl granulated garlic
      1 tsp lemon pepper+
      dash worcestershire
      6 oz crumbled blue cheese.

      This is based on the old Vallee's Steakhouse recipe but is using the yogurt in place of sour cream. We use non-fat yogurt here but I'm sure the regular will be even nicer.

    2. My family enjoys flavored yogurts but I prefer not to use the commercially prepared varieties so I use plain yogurt at a base and stir in chopped fresh fruit, maybe a little honey, or some sweetened cooked fruit for those who prefer it without the fresh fruit texture.
      I use it to prepare salad dressings and as an ingredient in breads, cakes, and as a topping for simple desserts like custards or flavored gelatin.

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      1. re: todao

        And/or jams/preserves. A good way to use up open jars. Unopened containers of yogurt will last for many months longer than the expiration date. I recently opened a perfectly good container of yogurt that had been on a lower rear shelf in the fridge for 2 years.

        LauraGrace mentioned below about a baking substitute for buttermilk or sour cream, and you can also sub it for regular milk in baking. Dilute with water to a milky consistency.

        1. re: greygarious

          Two years! Sam would be proud of you.

          1. re: tidecreek

            Oh, yes! Nothing better than fresh tzatziki (and I don't particularly care for cucumber)!

          2. Add it, along with some fruit or other flavorings to a ice cream maker for frozen yogurt. Mix it in with mashed or as a topping for baked potatoes, risotto or rice, creamed spinach or another creamed vegetable like broccoli; add yogurt, milk, ginger, freshly grated orange zest & a touch of brown sugar for carrots. Mix it into pancakes or use in a rice pudding (which I did recently)