Linda Sang

520 g (2 cups) Greek-style yoghurt
1 bay leaf
250ml olive oil
6 black peppercorns
Fresh thyme sprigs
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds

Suspend a fine sieve over a bowl. Line the sieve with a double layer of muslin or chux, spoon in the yoghurt and twist to enclose, tying the top with kitchen string or an elastic band. Refrigerate overnight.
Roll the strained yoghurt into walnut size balls and place into a jar of olive oil with a bay leaf, black peppercorns, thyme leaves and roasted fennel and cumin. Seal and serve with crackers and olives.