The letter this week is Y
Y is for Yogurt
Until a decade ago Yogurt was the' plain Jane' of the dairy family, but now it has assumed Star Quality with so many health conscious people acknowledging its benefits.
And with the advent of Frozen Yogurt as a dessert its wonderful creamy texture and the great variety of flavours have made it a splendid way to replace all the calories in Ice Cream, - at least at our house.
So what kind of frozen yogurt will you have today?, - Capuccino, Peach and Almond, Deep Dutch Chocolate, Wild, Wild Berry, Maple Walnut, Nanaimo Bar - all exotic and sweet to the taste.
Or perhaps you will choose an unfrozen yogurt, - the one that makes me weak at the knees - Lemon Meringue!
Can you imagine folding these luscious lemon meringues into a carton of yogurt and then trying to put it back into the fridge before every delicious morsel is scraped from the bottom of the container!!
I could tell you how to make homemade yogurt, but instead here is a recipe for a Lemon Meringue Loaf that should delight your taste buds.
In a large bowl combine 3 cups of flour, 1 cup of sugar, 4 tsps of baking powder, 1 tsp of salt and 1 tbsp of grated lemon rind, whisking all ingredients until well blended.
In a separate bowl combine 1/2 cup of vegetable oil, 4 large beaten eggs, 3 tbsps of lemon juice and 1 1/4 cups of lemon meringue yogurt, plus 1/2 cup of milk.
Mix the dry and wet mixtures together, just until combined, - pour the batter into 2 greased leaf pans and bake in a 350F oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
Glaze it with 1/4 cup of sugar, 3 tbsps of lemon juice and 2 tbsps of lemon rind, brought to a boil and cooked for two minutes.
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