We’ve got a competition this week for delicious fresh yogurts made for great taste from Tims Dairy in Buckinghamshire. Their exquisite range includes Greek style bio-live, wholemilk live and low fat live yogurts all made with natural ingredients.
There are some excellent recipe ideas on their website at timsdairy.co.uk and their wholesome range is great for lots of eating occasions. Greek style yogurts are luxury and good as a dessert, low fat yogurts can be poured onto cereal or eaten as a healthy snack and Tims wholemilk small pots are excellent in packed lunches.
As an example of the versatility of their yogurt (and because my family have been getting into the wonders of rice pudding lately) here’s a recipe for Cardamom and Orange Rice Pudding – it’s the ultimate comfort food for us – warm, sweet and sticky, and the cardam om gives it an Arab/Sicilian twist…
* 100ml Vin Santo, dessert wine or sherry
* 50g raisins
* 1 litre milk
* 100ml double cream
* 250g risotto rice (Arborio)
* 1 vanilla pod, split
* 3 cardamom pods
* 1 cinnamon stick
* 1 strip of orange zest, about 5cm long
* 3 tablespoons honey
* 150ml Tims Dairy Greek Style Natural Yogurt
1. Put the raisins in a bowl with the Vin Santo to soak.
2. Put the milk and cream into a large saucepan with the rice, vanilla pod, cardamom pods, cinnamon stick and orange zest and bring to the boil over a medium heat. Stir frequently to prevent the rice from catching and leave to simmer for 30–40 minutes or until the rice is done.
3. Remove from the heat and add the honey to taste. Stir in the soaked raisins and Vin Santo. Remove the vanilla pod, cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods and orange zest.
4. Stir in the Tims Dairy yogurt and serve topped with a swirl of honey.
Don’t miss this competition to win a box of Tims
The key question I always ask is: is it yogurt or yoghurt? Opinions differ. It seems that the American spelling ‘yogurt’ has crept into the marketing of products and no one has noticed!
But the yogurts (sp?) themselves are still British. Tims Dairy use fresh British milk in full support of UK Farmers. The family run dairy has been making yogurt for over 60 years and they are passionate about their products. The philosophy is quite simple – use the simplest, freshest ingredients to make traditional yogurts, and the team at the Dairy are committed to the highest standards of quality and production.
Now, to win a box of yogurts worth £10 from Tims Dairy why not email me with your opinion on whether we should spell it yogurt or yoghurt? I promise there’ll be no bias in picking the winner! All names will go into a hat and a lucky winner is picked out this Thursday 24th March 2011 (UK addresses only).
I’m just really interested to see what people think…
Don’t forget that a good yogurt is rich in calcium and a good source of potassium and vitamin B12, so you can really enjoy your yogurt or yoghurt while contributing to a balanced diet. Here’s hoping you win!