The entire Provence in a jar – Lavender yogurt with peach-apricot compote
Toute la Provence dans un pot – Yaourt à la lavande sur lit de pêche-abricot
Lavender simply evokes Provence. Wherever I go, if I see lavender, that makes me think about the South of France but particularly about Provence, its wonderful lavender fields and cicadas singing. I adore Provence, its picturesque medieval villages, its natural light, wonderful cuisine and friendliness of its inhabitants…but most of all, the delicious sensation of the Provencal sun caressing your skin with a light breeze, making it pure heaven. I think that’s one thing I really miss about Mediterranean climate, being able to dress lightly until midnight without wearing any sweater sipping a Pastis…that is true happiness.
Does anyone know where the last picture has been shot? It’s a famous city in the South of France…
So to celebrate Provence, I wanted to make something combining summer and Southern fruits like peaches, apricots and lavender flavor; and this delightful yogurt has all of it in one bite.
Homemade yogurt can be made in many different ways, in a pressure cooker, in the oven, and of course in a yogurt maker, like I do. Well, it’s the easiest way to make them and the only way I know not to fail them, so why take the complicated route when you can take the easy one? There is definitely nothing better than homemade yogurts, nothing to compare with store bought yogurts, they can be creamy, thicker, depending on the time you leave them to incubate, and the amount of powdered milk you use. I have been substituting powder milk with evaporated milk and it works quite well.
- 4 cups milk
- 1 plain yogurt or 1 bag of lactic ferments
- 6 tbs evaporated milk
- 2 tbs unsweetened condensed milk
- 3 yellow well ripe peaches, peeled and cut in pieces
- 2 apricots, cut in pieces
- 2 tbs sugar + 2 for the milk
- 2 tbs lavender
In a pan combine peaches, apricots and sugar and cook to obtain a thick mixture. Remove from heat and let it cool.
Boil milk with lavender, then remove from heat and let it cool to less than 45C. Drain to remove lavender flowers.
In a mixing container, mix yogurt with condensed milk, evaporated milk and sugar. Add gradually milk.
Divide the fruit compote in each jar, then pour carefully milk mixture. Place yogurt in yogurt maker and let it incubate for about 8 hours. Remove from yogurt maker, place lids on and place in the refrigerator for about 3 hours.
So did you find out where this is?
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I have yet to make my own yoghurt. No maker so need to wait till weather gets warmer?
Just came back from Provence and surroundings
Ile de Porquerolles, Gordes, Calanques, Cassis, Gorges du Verdon, Roussillon, Fontaine de Vaucluse … had great time and great food!
Oh my, what lovely photos. I’m ready to pack my bags!
What a great idea to combine lavender, fruit and creamy homemade yogurt in cute little jars. This would be a perfect breakfast of snack to take anywhere! LOVE IT!
What a beautiful post, thanks for inspiring me at the start of my day! I love the idea of the entire Provence in a jar, very creative and delicious idea!
Hi Silvia,, I just shared you on my Facebook page!
Beautiful photos and what a great recipe! I would love to try my hand at making my own yogurt. Yours looked stunning with the lavender sprinkled on top. Thank you for sharing!
Quel magnifique mélange de saveurs! Je rêve de vacances en Provence.
Ah, I want a vacation now! I’m going to guess Nice
I love the idea of Provence in a bottle of yogurt, I can imagine how aromatic and lightly perfumed the yogurt is! Mmmm, looks delicious!
Vu d’en haut ca pourrait etre une jolie petite ville comme Gordes sauf que Gordes n’est pas au bord de la mer
Profite bien !
My mom always makes yogurt and it’s the best! I love your lavender yogurt and the photos of France. I’ve never been but hope to visit soon!
I really like the combination of peach, apricot, and lavender. What a lovely compote.
Beautiful photos. That looks like Marseilles. And the smiling cook…what a great smile.
A delicious yogurt and beautiful photos!
Oh, wow a heaven in a jar! I love lavender, it definitely makes me think of Provence and my honeymoon there!
Your trip looks wonderful. I bet it was hard to come back after that. My peaches are just about to get ripe so I’m storing away the recipes I can use…soon!
Ces yaourts semblent tout à fait délicieux… Mais ces photos!!! Ce que c’est beau la Provence!
I love your pictures. It makes me feel like I am there! Your yogurt looks delicious as well. Great recipe!
Wow I am not sure what to comment on first…the yogurt is uniquely wonderful but between the views of these pictures and your lovely smile its hard to remember this is a recipe blog…..everything including you is gorgeous!
This is wonderful, and the photos are fantastic!
What a wonderful way to capture the essence of lavender. I have many fond memories of traveling in France and your pictures have brought them all back.
I’ve never tried this, but this looks so nice. Wonderful photos and you look so relaxed!
I have lavender in a jar and I so want to try this!!! Love the flavours and you know I cannot live without yoghurt.
I have no idea where this is – but wherever, it is breathtaking!
I LOVE the picture of you – that’s a stunning smile and you just reminded me that I seriously need to work out *eeeeeek* LOL
Très belle photo de toi! Je n’ai aucune idée de la ville charmante; serais-ce St-tropez? ou Antibes?
enfin le yaourt est vraiment génial; j’adore toutes ces saveurs mélangées! ici on commence à déguster des p´ches et des abricots splendides! les fruits du Liban et du sud de la France sont incomparables.
I bet there’s no comparison between homemade yogurt and store-bought. I’d love to try it. Gorgeous photography and image composition.
Will you share with us where that last picture was taken? I’m not so wordly…I need to travel abroad.
Oui, c’est Marseilles! Thanks for both the virtual trip to France and a beautiful recipe. Mmmmmm, peaches and lavender. Simply lovely–just like you!
Hey Silvia, this combination of flavors just sounds beautiful. I love it, though I’ve never been to Provence.
By the way, is that you in the photo? So pretty!
p.s.-I don’t know what city that is in the bottom photo, but it looks the way Pais Vasco looked when I went to school there. Maybe it’s close by???
Silvia, that is such a beautiful photo of you! It made me forget about that gorgeous yogurt entirely!! Aah, photos like yours of all that beautiful scenery really make me want to run away from home.
I adore absolutely EVERYTHING about this post. My favorite of yours to date.
Last year I had the fortune of traveling in and around the coast of Provence…very memorable area. Looking at your photos brings it all back…however…I just can’t pin point the location. So many look alike.
Lavendar fields bring a very refreshing visual to my spirit…however…not a fan of it in my food…sorry.
Now, homemade yogurt may just be something I’d be willing to experiment with one day.
Thank you for sharing this very nice slice of your life;o)
Flavourful wishes, Claudia
OMG Silvia, those are such beautiful photos! You taken that during your last visit to your hometown, is it? Your photos tell us all, how enjoy and happy your are! And not to forget about the yogurt, they look as stunning. Have ag reat weekend, dear.
Hi Silvia, delicious yogurt and beautiful photos!
Beautiful photographs – my daughter will be visiting the south of France very soon! Unfortunately, I’m not as fortunate as she The flavors that you’ve mixed with your homemade yogurt are so fresh and evocative of Provence!
Ah it brings back memories of my trip to Provence more then a decade ago. And I also associate lavender with Provence. I recently made one of my fave ice cream with lavender.
Love the yogurt. I do not have a yogurt maker. How about I get a nice rich plain one and add the fruit and lavender and let it infuse? Will I be shot?
Mais oui, on voit la belle Notre Dame de la Garde qui veille sur Marseille – j’ai passe un an a La Ciotat, juste a cote! Merci de m’avoir rappelle de tres beaux souvenirs de Provence!
Provence and lavender all wrapped up in a jar! How lovely. Stone fruits are sheer heaven right now too! And I love cooking with lavender…this really is a delicious treat!
You are right that this yogurt is a quintessence of summer tastes from Provence…thanks for the yogurt recipe (I have never made it at home). I was in Provence 4 years ago – we were traveling from St Tropez through Luberon to Marseille (and the last pictures is from Marseille, I think). I would love to have the possibility to move there even for a few months – to learn more about the region and the food.
Nice pictures !
Oh Silvia, i’m glad i put France on my travel list in October! The photos are beautiful and I can’t wait to visit Provence seriously!
Lavender is my favorite scent. This yogurt is full with great aroma. I don’t have a yogurt maker but I’d want to try yours!!
The lady in the photo is so pretty!! right? :=)
I have been in Saint-Tropez one month ago: amazing places! And I totally agree: this recipe is “the entire Provence in a jar”! Thanks for sharing!
I think I answered in the wrong side:)
“Blogger” is a bit of trouble …
A quick greeting!
The yogurt looks great and the pictures of Provence are beautiful–just like the author. My guess was Menton but I’m not confident.
Your pictures are making me excited for my September trip to France, though!
I just discovered your blog via FoodBuzz. Love the idea of combining peach, apricot and lavender in a yogurt. I can’t wait to try this. Thank you, and great pictures. The last shot is of the vieux port in Marseille. Beautiful city near and dear to my heart!
I love the title – Provence in a jar! Love itttttt