Today (May 15th) is "Yogurt Day". It was established by the Meiji era after the birthday of Russian microbiologist Ilya Metchnikoff. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research on "food bacteria" in 1908, and thanks to his research, "yogurt using Bulgarian bacteria is good for health" has spread to the world. ..
Recently, I often hear about recipes using yogurt. Therefore, from the yogurt recipes introduced on the Meiji brand site Meiji Bulgaria Yogurt Club , we will introduce the ones selected by the discretion and prejudice of the En-eating editorial department! All of them are easy to make, so if you have something you are interested in, please try it.
◆ Thick yogurt guy
It is a dish that you can enjoy cold yogurt by sprinkling grated ginger, dried bonito flakes, olive oil, etc. on "drained yogurt" that can be made simply by draining the yogurt.
For drained yogurt, just pour plain yogurt into a colander covered with kitchen paper or a clean cloth and leave it for about half a day. It has a cream cheese-like texture, so you can put it on crackers as it is, or combine it with tomatoes to make it caprese-like. The remaining "whey" can also be used for other dishes.
◆ Boiled pork and cucumber plum
Cool the boiled pork in cold water, cut the cucumber into strips and sprinkle with salt. Just put drained yogurt in a bowl, mix a little salt and coarsely beaten umeboshi, and mix well-drained pork and cucumber, and it will be a refreshing dish.
A refreshing dish of cucumbers that are about to enter the season with umeboshi and yogurt. It seems that pork and umeboshi also have a fatigue recovery effect, so it is a perfect recipe for summer.
◆ Ricotta-style pancakes
I introduced side dish recipes, so sweets are also available. I want to bake ricotta pancakes, but I don't have ricotta cheese at home! It is a pancake that even those who say can make. It takes a little effort, but it seems that a refreshing ricotta-style pancake can be baked.
Prepare 180g (6.35oz) of drained yogurt, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup of milk, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 120g (4.23oz) of soft flour, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, butter and maple syrup for toppings. This amount is about 2 people.
First, put egg yolk and milk in a large bowl, mix well, and add drained yogurt. Sift the cake flour and baking powder together and mix them so that they return from the bottom. In addition, add the meringue in a separate bowl so that it can be loosely drawn in two portions.
Pour the dough into a frying pan with a small amount of butter and bake on medium heat to complete. Toppings are your choice!
Recently, foods containing "fungi" such as yogurt, natto, and mushrooms have been attracting attention for the prevention of pollinosis and dieting.
Mr. Metchnikoff said that he spent his life researching "fungi" so much that he asked a friend to "examine the effect of yogurt on his body after death." In honor of him, why not enjoy the recipe with a little extra work on yogurt.