Recipe: Labana (Yogurt Cheese) Balls

by Habeeb Salloum, Apr 1, 2006 | Destinations: Iraq / Baghdad

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
olive oil

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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