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Old 04-04-2008, 06:09 AM   #31
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I do not use a yogurt machine when making homemade yogurt

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Old 04-13-2008, 05:00 PM   #32
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Yogurt Making with Diaper Bag Question

Originally Posted by xmascarol1 View Post
I used to make two quart of yogurt a day when my kids were home. Of course this was the 60's and 70's, but the best recipe I ever used was one in the old Adelle Davis nutrition books. She would use a can of condensed milk as part of the 2 quarts of milk. I found back then that the best incubator was a diaper bag into which I would put a heating pad set on low, and then the towel wrapped jars of innoculated milk. I usually make it in 2 single quart jars. I just buy it by the quart now from the store as I can't even eat a quart in less than a week.
Would you please confirm my assumption that you left everything in the diaper bag for 24 hours and then refrigerated?

I used to used my gas oven with just the pilot light on but now adays with the electronic ignition it's impossible. Your method sounds perfect... wondering if one of those silver lined hot/cold bags would work the same. Hmmm, might get too warm... maybe with just a towel for cover and not zipped shut.

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Old 04-13-2008, 07:53 PM   #33
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Would you please confirm my assumption that you left everything in the diaper bag for 24 hours and then refrigerated?

I Thanks for any help!

I have never seen instructions for setting yogurt to be 24 hours. Usually incubation lasts from 4 to 10 hours.
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Old 05-05-2008, 08:27 PM   #34
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I make yoghurt in a heated garden propagator (a new one of course not one from the garden)

2 pints Skimmed UHT Milk,
6tbsp Milk Powder and
5tbsp Full Fat Yeo-Valley Yoghurt.
(18 hours in a heated propagator then chilled)

It had turned into a set yoghurt which tasted really creamy and when it was stirred thinned slightly but still remained quite thick (not quite as thick as the Yeo-Valley but thick enough).

We stirred in 2tsp Salt, 1tsp Garlic Powder and 2tbsp Chives and it is now draining over the sink in the kitchen slowly turning into Roule style cheese for tomorrow!

The price also equates to Yeo-Valley 1.27 / Home Made 63p. You can use your home made to make more so you only have to buy the Live from the supermarket once every 3 months or so!

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