Thursday, September 26, 2013

Adventures in food styling

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This recipe was absolutely delicious, though putting it together was a bit of a head-scratcher at first.  The yogurt "cheese" is just regular yogurt strained through cheesecloth overnight.  Then you mix in a syrup made from reducing apple cider and spices. The yogurt cheese has a thick, creamy texture and takes on a lovely warm hue from the syrup.  But with all those apples on there (top left photo), you can't see any of the goodness.  That wouldn't do.  So I took everything apart, rinsed (um, or maybe, licked) the apple slices clean and reassembled everything in some new bowls (bottom pic).  I like the syrup-drizzle, but that shot didn't make the cut.  Here's how it looks on the site:

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