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Recipe: Ayib

July 14, 2011
  • Ayib
Ayib (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles…)


Total time: 20 minutes, plus cooling time

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Servings: Makes 1 generous cup ayib.

32 ounces of plain yogurt, plain low-fat yogurt or buttermilk

1. In a deep, heavy-bottom saucepan, heat the yogurt over low heat until it comes to a gentle boil. Continue to boil until the yogurt separates, about 15 minutes (you will be able to see the solid white curds separating from the yellowy liquid whey).

2. Remove from heat and very gently pour (or strain) off the whey. Place the soft cheese into a covered container and set it aside to cool. This makes 1 generous cup ayib. Refrigerate the cheese after using; it will keep, refrigerated, for up to 1 week.

Each tablespoon: 26 calories; 2 grams protein; 0 carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 2 grams fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 8 mg cholesterol; 0 sugar; 6 mg sodium.

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