Monday, March 11, 2013

How to Make Laban

Hello there! i realize it's been a while since i last posted but the internet connection is all to blame. We have tried several providers and no one seems to be honest enough to say they never answer their phones and you will barely have any internet and when you do you will have to wait a few hours for each page to load. So anyways we finally found someone who seems professional and hopefully a man of his word!

Back to our subject! Today's post is about Laban making, this is a very easy and straightforward way, our laban is a lot like greek yogurt, if not exactly the same. It's packed with calcium and protein and if you're on a diet it can help keep you full a long time ;)

Here's the details:
To make 1kg of Laban you need 1kg of milk.
1- heat milk till 90 deg Celcius.
2- Cool it to 45-47 deg.
3- add one table spoon of yogurt culture or laban you already have (could be any kind from the store), mix it well, avoid bubbles.
4- Cover and preheat oven a little, just 2-3 mins, add laban for 3-4 hours.
5- check it with a spoon, it should have lumpy laban consistency.
6- put in fridge and enjoy once cold! :)

Simple and easy! doesn't even take a lot of time to prepare. Try It with a few cloves of garlic and some chopped cucumbers for a refreshing salad (laban b khyar).