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Yogurt & Granola

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)

  1. Put 9 large spoonfulls of powdered milk in a clean glass container ( or enough to make 3 cups of milk)
  2. Add 3 cups of warm water.  The water should be warm enough to activate bacteria, but not so hot that it kills them.
  3. Stir well until milk powder is dissolved!
  4. Add about 2 spoonfulls of starter yogurt (any kind of store-bought plain yogurt, or your own after you make a first batch).
  5. 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)

  1. 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.
  2. Add raisins, almonds, shredded coconut, or whatever dried fruits and nuts you like.
  3. Add a bit of salt, plus a teaspoon of cinnamon and/or ginger.
  4. 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.
  5. 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



One thought on “Yogurt & Granola

  1. Thanks for posting this – making yogurt is on my list of things to do this week! 🙂

    Posted by amanda | September 23, 2010, 3:50 am

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