Are you an ice cream person or a yoghurt person? Don’t worry, no one’s going to say anything if you want to admit that you’re both. Mentioned below are 2 yoghurt dishes that you will not be able to say no to.
1. Yoghurt Cake
Why not start off with a quick tea time snack first? Made with the goodness of yoghurt and blueberries, this tea time cake will definitely make your house guests happy.
- 1 cup any flavour yoghurt (250 grams)
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil (112 grams)
- 3/4 cup sugar (154.50 grams)
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (225 grams)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- A little powdered sugar
For the Blueberry Sauce
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1. Start by heating your oven to 180 C and line an 8-inch cake pan with parchment paper
2. To a medium bowl, add the eggs. With a hand mixer on medium speed, lightly beat the eggs for 30 seconds
3. To this, add the oil, sugar and yoghurt
4. Beat the batter for 1 minute or until you get a smooth consistency ( be careful to not overbeat the mixture)
5. To the batter, add the flour and baking powder. Continue mixing until all the ingredients are well combined
6. Pour the batter into your greased cake pan. Using a spatula or the back of a spoon, even out the batter in the pan (try pushing out the batter towards the sides so that the cake will be even when it bakes)
7. Bake the cake for 35-40 minutes. (After 35 minutes, do the toothpick test to ensure that the cake is fully cooked)
8. Remove the cake from the oven and leave it on a drying rack to cool
9. For the blueberry sauce, mix all the ingredients for the blueberry sauce in a medium bowl
10. Over a medium flame, bring the mixture to a boil. Once it starts to boil, lower the flame and let it simmer for about 10 minutes
11. Pour the blueberry sauce over the cake and relish with a cup of your favourite tea.
2. Frozen Blackberry Yoghurt
Can you think of anything more perfect on a hot summer day than a spoonful of cool yoghurt? With the recipe mentioned below, you are sure to have a new favourite dessert during the hot summer months.
1. To a large bowl, add the blackberries and the golden caster sugar
2. Toss the ingredients together until the blackberries are well coated in the golden caster sugar
3. Leave the ingredients at the side to rest for about 30 minutes or until the blackberries start to break down
4. Using a food masher, or the back of your fork, mash the berries (ensure that the consistency is not that of pulp)
5. In another bowl, mix the Greek yoghurt with the honey and the goat’s milk
6. Add the Greek yoghurt, honey and goat milk mixture to a freezable container
7. Add the blackberries to this mixture and gently fold it into the yoghurt mixture
8. Freeze the yoghurt for 2 hours before remove and giving the mixture a swirl
9. Return the mixture to the freezer and let it firm up
10. Take the yoghurt out of the freezer and leave it outside for a few minutes to soften it up before serving
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