YOGURT: Hangop (Dutch yogurt curd)

Hangop (Dutch yogurt curd)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
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
Cuisine: Dutch
Servings: 2
  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • special equipment: cheesecloth or a clean white kitchen towel string
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Open the towel and scrape the yogurt curds (hangop) into a bowl with a spoon.
  4. Return to refrigerator.
Recipe Notes

Serve with a berry quick jam or compote for desert, or mix with fresh fruit and muesli for breakfast.

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