I made up this recipe ages ago when Big S was tiny. All the other toddlers we came across seemed to eat a lot of fromage frais from those cute little yogurt pots, but all Big S could have was large, boring, grown-up looking soya yogurts (and needing the calcium she had to eat a lot of those yogurts)! So I devised a way of making a fromage frais replacement – to be honest it’s just a flavoured, strained yogurt but it tastes suitably different from a regular soya yogurt and makes a usual yogurty pudding more interesting! Add any flavour of fruit puree (I used a strawberry coulis – recipe will follow), or just sweeten with the icing sugar.
Dairy-free Fromage Frais (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, sesame-free, peanut-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan)
makes 4 small pots
- 1 large tub of plain soya yogurt, such as Alpro
- 1/4 cup fruit puree or coulis
- 1 tbsp sifted icing sugar
– Line a sieve with a new kitchen cloth, or some cheesecloth. Place over a bowl.
– Pour the yogurt into the sieve and leave in the fridge overnight to drain. It should end up looking thicker with about 1/2 cup of clear liquid in the bowl.
– Turn the thickened yogurt into a bowl and stir in the icing sugar and fruit puree/coulis.
– Place in pretty glasses and keep in the fridge until ready to use.
– Will keep for 2-3 days.