July 29th, 2008

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Well.. all my plans of making s'mores with homemade marshmallows, good quality chocolate, and homemade graham crackers are shot because of all this rain.. and my darling husband thought it was a bit extreme anyway..

But! He got me a food dehydrator. Probably so I'd stop making notes about how to convert one of the old tower cases into one.. boy is he fooled! I'm still working on that..
I'm considering, seriously, making him homemade yogurt covered raisins. He loves them, and the regular brand he gets has a lot of partially hydrogenated oil in the coating. Which is not strictly necessary if you are willing to refrigerate them.
Ingredients of his favorite yogurt covered raisins..

Chocolate Flavored Yogurt Coating (sugar, partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil, nonfat milk, cocoa, nonfat yogurt [cultured nonfat dry milk], whey, natural chocolate flavor, soy lecithin, vanillin), Raisins, Confectioner's Glaze, Corn Syrup, Tapioca Dextrin, and Maltodextrin.

If we make the yogurt from scratch... well.. then my dad will decide I've completely gone over to the Tie Dyed Side.. but yum yum!
Ingredients for homemade yogurt coating-
yogurt for cultures, non fat milk, instant milk powder to thicken it a bit (basic yogurt ingredients)
Good quality cocoa powder
Honey? Maybe.
Sugar
Vanilla
possibly a bit of soy lecithin for smoothness. (which is in a lot of non stick sprays, and that's the easiest way to add just a touch for smoothness)

Of course, I'm half wondering if I can do sugar free pretzels with chocolately yogurt coating for my uncle.