Friday, June 12, 2009

I am OVER the moon for Oikos!

Greek yogurt? What is that? I was not sure what Greek yogurt was until I watched the food network and they mentioned it occasionally. THEN....I encountered Oikos. What an amazing encounter!

Oikos is an organic yogurt made by Stoneyfield Farms. It has no fat and only 80 calories per 5.3 oz. !! Who would no want to cook with it?
I even tried it by itself and it was AMAZING! It was very thick and creamy!! I created two recipes with this yogurt in mind. Both turned out amazing. Ask my kids.

The first thing I created was a fruit dip. My girls love fruit and every type. I brought home blueberries, peaches, apples, bananas, plum, oranges and pineapple on Wed. from the farmers market. Because of this, I made a fruit dip. I figured the girls can dip their apples and pineapple into the dip. The second thing I made is a blueberry cake using Oikos and even an icing also using Oikos. It turned out better then I could ever imagined. Remember to strain it. The thicker the better. Enjoy the recipes and Oikos!!!

Fruit Dip

1 cp. marshmallow creme

1 5.3 strained honey Oikos yogurt

1 TB. honey

1. Mix it all together well and serve with a variety of fruits!!!!

Blueberry Cake

3 cps. blueberries

1 stick of butter (I have been using I can't Believe its not Butter Baking )

2 cps sugar

1 5.3 Oikos Blueberry strained

2 cps. Milk

2 1/4 cp. flour

3 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt.

1. Cream the sugar, eggs, yogurt and milk together. 2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add this to the wet ingredients. Preheat oven on 325

3. Toss the blueberries in a few tb. of sugar and put at the bottom of a 9x13 greased pan. Add the cake mixture. Bake for about an hour. Until brown on the top and tooth pic comes clean.

Oikos Blueberry Icing:

1 5.3 oz. Oikos Blueberry

3 cps. powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

Beat 1/2 cp. sugar at a time until creamy. Drizzle on top of each piece of the blueberry cake. Yummy!!!