Recipe: Labana (Yogurt Cheese) Balls
This basic cheese, as old as time, is a great breakfast dish, especially when served with Arabic (pita) bread
4 cups yogurt
1/4 lemon rind, finely grated
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon dried mint
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
Thoroughly mix all ingredients, except olive oil, then place in a cloth bag and hang over a sink or another vessel to catch the liquid, and allow to drip for four days.
Form into balls a little smaller than walnuts, then place in a jar. Pour in enough olive oil to cover, then store and use as needed.
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Published on 4/1/06