Hangop (Dutch yogurt curd)
2 hrs 10 mins
The name of this dish literally translates as hang-up. It is drained yogurt. By draining off the excess whey, you get a thick and extra-creamy yogurt. The amount reduces by about half, so 2 cups yogurt yield 1 cup hangop.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
- 2 cups plain yogurt
- special equipment: cheesecloth or a clean white kitchen towel string
Spread cheesecloth in a shallow bowl. Heap yogurt in the middle of the cloth. Gather edges of towel and twist closed. Tie closed with a piece of string.
Using another piece of string, hang the cloth with yogurt so that it will drip into to bowl and allow to drain for 2 hours.
Open the towel and scrape the yogurt curds (hangop) into a bowl with a spoon.
Return to refrigerator.