I’m a big, big fan of cereal. Any kind really. But as you may have noticed, a box of the stuff seems to run at about $6 a pop away from home. Cambodia is also pretty void of any dairy industry. So, with some powdered milk and phnom-penh-grocery-store ingredients, this homemade yogurt and granola combo has become one of my favorite breakfasts:
Super-Easy Yogurt (makes 3 cups)
- Put 9 large spoonfulls of powdered milk in a clean glass container ( or enough to make 3 cups of milk)
- Add 3 cups of warm water. The water should be warm enough to activate bacteria, but not so hot that it kills them.
- Stir well until milk powder is dissolved!
- Add about 2 spoonfulls of starter yogurt (any kind of store-bought plain yogurt, or your own after you make a first batch).
- Stir well, screw on the lid, then set it in the sun for about 5 hours. Try not to move it, or the yogurt will not set as well. When it is set, refrigerate.
Chunky Granola (adapted from Simply in Season)
- In a large bowl mix the following together: 3 cups of oats and 1 cup of flour. I’ve also added wheat germ and bran.
- Add raisins, almonds, shredded coconut, or whatever dried fruits and nuts you like.
- Add a bit of salt, plus a teaspoon of cinnamon and/or ginger.
- Mix together well, then create a crater in the middle of the mixture and add the following mixture: 1/3 cup of milk + 1/3 cup of oil + 1/3 cup of honey.
- Mix well, spread on a cookie sheet and bake on medium (about 275 or 300 degrees) for 45 minutes or until golden. Golden, but not burnt : ) Remove and stir every 15 minutes or so.
– Posted by Daphne | Prey Veng, Cambodia