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Old 04-19-2013, 08:21 AM   #1
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Homemade yogurt.

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Anyone make their own yoghurt?? Anyone keen to know how??? How do you do it? Why do you like it??

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Old 04-19-2013, 08:40 AM   #2
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Anyone make their own yoghurt?? Anyone keen to know how??? How do you do it? Why do you like it??
I do, sometimes.

I scald the milk. I put it in a scalded jar and let it cool to "warm on the skin". Then I dissolve some yogourt in some milk and gently stir it into the cooled scalded milk. At this point, I put it on a can of tuna and wrap it with a heating pad and plug in the pad. Oh, I cover the top of the jar with cling wrap and put a thermometer through the cling wrap into the jar of milk.

I know which setting usually keeps the milk at the right temp. The tuna can is to lift the jar, so the bottom is properly wrapped by the heating pad.

Sometimes I use cream to make the yogourt. I also make quark, sour cream, and creme fraiche on occassion.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:16 AM   #3
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I do. I use whole milk, bring it to 180, let it cool to about 100, add my starter yogurt (usually Dannon--plain, of course) and then I put it in a cooler with hot water poured around the jars of yogurt. I use a gallon of milk at a time.

I leave it in the cooler overnight, and the next morning, I put the yogurt in the fridge. When it is cool, I pour it into a cloth lined colander and drain some of the whey off, to make Greek style yogurt. I usually drain it over night, and if it is too thick, I stir some of the whey back in.

The whole milk, and the heating to 180, ensures that the yogurt is thick and not grainy.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:54 AM   #4
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My mom made yogurt every week. Dad didn't consider dinner complete until he had had a dish of yogurt.

She would scald the milk, put it in a large bowl and later add the starter. Then she'd wrap the bowl in towels and leave it on the counter until it was "done".
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I like taxlady 's recipe ! It's great to start things from scratch
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:26 AM   #6
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I tried making yogurt one time. I made it from a recipe I found from the internet, using a crockpot. It came out so disgustingly bitter that I tossed it out.

I like Greek yogurt & I would love too learn how to make it. I found a few recipes I may try out & it also gave my the idea of using jams for flavoring.
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I tried making yogurt one time. I made it from a recipe I found from the internet, using a crockpot. It came out so disgustingly bitter that I tossed it out.

I like Greek yogurt & I would love too learn how to make it. I found a few recipes I may try out & it also gave my the idea of using jams for flavoring.
What did you use as starter?
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:07 PM   #8
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I used 8 oz of plain Walmart brand yogurt.
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I used 8 oz of plain Walmart brand yogurt.
8 oz in how much milk? What temperature was the milk at while the yoghurt was growing? How long did you leave it grow?
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:22 PM   #10
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The recipe called for half a gallon of milk, I believe. I heated it to the temp it called for in my crockpot then left it go down (again, I don't remember the temp cause I threw the recipe out) then I wrapped it up in a towel and put it in the oven overnight.
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