27 September 2011

Labneh Wa Za'atar

So after the labneh has drained for 24-36 hours, you make it into balls and put in the refrigerator to dry for another 24 hours.

Then roll in za'atar until covered and place in an airtight storage container.

  pour in olive oil jar.  Store away from light but not in the refrigerator.  I have read it will keep for over a month but I am expecting them to be gone by then!

25 September 2011

making labneh....yogurt cheese

So, I have made yogurt cheese dip before (see my post Sundried Tomato dip)  but I didn't know about Labneh. It is a Lebanese yogurt cheese made with whole milk yogurt.  It is pretty easy to make but takes a couple of days.

Draining yogurt

This the whey that drains from the yogurt.  You can save and use in other recipes.
This is the recipe I am using.

But I am going to roll the balls in this!

Za'atar to roll the cheese balls in when done.

I will post again when they are done.