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Cajeta and Yogurt with Fresh Berries

Nov 13 2015

Cajeta and Yogurt with Fresh Berries

One of the reasons that I love goat milk and its products so much is the extra tang that it carries over cow's milk. Goat milk yogurt can come in a variety of textures; sometimes it is thick and creamy, while others it is fluid and milky. But both kinds always have that slight tang. I often buy both thick and liquidy styles of yogurt and mix the two together, because the contrast in texture and taste of two different kinds is really incredible. My most recent discovery, which really highlights that contrast, is that of mixing Mexican goat milk caramel, known as cajeta, with plain goat milk yogurt, and topping it with berries. Sometimes I have this at night, as a light dinner/snack, but I have also had it in the morning with a little cereal mixed in. I made the caramel myself, which is just goat milk that is cooked with sugar for a long time, until it becomes thick and caramelized. It is densely sweet, which is what makes it the perfect pair for the tangy yogurt. In the Mexican style, I top it with fresh berries (often paired with custards in Michoacan) which you can see here. There are no quantities to be specified for this preparation. All you need is tangy yogurt, sweet cajeta (either store-bought or homemade) and fresh fruit to top it off. Walnuts would probably do some good here as well.