Sabtu, 13 Desember 2014

Easy Homemade Yogurt In a Crockpot

Making home made dairy products may seem intimidating at first but I can tell you most are so easy its worth it. & nbsp;Probably the best thing to start with is & nbsp;yoghurt. & nbsp; Not only is & nbsp;yoghurt & nbsp; incredibly easy to make at home it is healthier and allot cheaper than store bought too! & nbsp;Home-made & nbsp;yoghurt & nbsp;can be made with fresh milk from a cow (I did when we had our milk cow) or milk from the store, or even powdered milk. Then you just mix in to the finished product what sweeteners you like and fruit and there you have fresh, healthy, cheap & nbsp;yoghurt.

& nbsp;The first thing to choose is what kind of & nbsp;yoghurt & nbsp;you want to end up with. & nbsp;Go to the store and try several different brands and you will be able to see the & nbsp;differences in & nbsp;flavour & nbsp;and consistency. & nbsp;This is because there are dozens and dozens of & nbsp;yoghurt & nbsp;cultures, and each one produces a different & nbsp;flavour & nbsp;and thickness of the finished product. & nbsp;So pick the & nbsp;yoghurt & nbsp;you like the & nbsp;flavour & nbsp;and thickness of the best. & nbsp;I used a Greek & nbsp;yoghurt & nbsp;this time but I usually use tillamook because it produces a sweet, mild, and thick & nbsp;yoghurt & nbsp; & nbsp;You can experiment to find the kind & nbsp;you like best.

Now this recipe may seem very unscientific but it's just that I've made it so often that I don't need to look at the book & nbsp;any more. & nbsp;Where I learned it is from my & nbsp;favourite & nbsp;book of all time for all homesteading knowledge. & nbsp;Carla Emery's & nbsp;Encyclopaedia & nbsp;of Country Living

This book will give you all the temps, times, etc that you need for & nbsp;yoghurt & nbsp;making but this is how to do it. & nbsp;I will say that using the mason jars not only seems to produce better more consistent results, but then I just pop them into the fridge for storage.

What you'll need:

Large non reactive saucepan
Large non reactive bowl
Quart sized mason jars
1 Gallon Raw, Store bought, or powdered milk
1 cup plain hopefully organic & nbsp;yoghurt & nbsp;with live cultures
Large crock pot with a warm setting

So how to do it.

Take out your store bought & nbsp;yoghurt & nbsp;and let it come to room & nbsp;temperature & nbsp;first.

Next turn your crock pot to warm and fill half way with hot water from the sink.

Then take your milk and pour it into a non reactive saucepan like stainless steel.. & nbsp;If you are using store bought or dry milk skip the scalding & nbsp;step and just warm the milk. & nbsp;Scald your milk to kill any other & nbsp;bacteria's & nbsp;that you don't want competing with your yogurt culture. & nbsp;Then cool to warm to the touch of a clean pinkie finger.

Next using a wire wisk mix in the yogurt from the store until no chunks are left.

Then pour into a non reactive pan made of glass or stainless steel or your mason jars, cover with & nbsp;Saran & nbsp;wrap, do not use & nbsp;aluminium & nbsp;foil!

Next set the bowl or jars into the crock pot being careful & nbsp;that the water doesn't overflow. & nbsp;If needed add more warm water to the crock pot until its full.

Now just let sit. & nbsp;Try not to agitate the milk and do not stir it. & nbsp;This will mess with the setting process. & nbsp;In about four to six hours, sometimes more, sometimes less, & nbsp;you will see the the milk has magically turned into & nbsp;yoghurt & nbsp;and is thick and solid looking. & nbsp;The longer you let it "cook" the thicker it will become but it will also become more tangy so beware if you like mild yoghurt.

Take it out of the crock pot and put it in the fridge to cool overnight. & nbsp;Next morning enjoy your & nbsp;home-made & nbsp;yoghurt!

I use my & nbsp;home-made & nbsp;yoghurt & nbsp;for tons of things. & nbsp;I use it in place of buttermilk, sour milk, and sour cream in all my baking recipes. & nbsp;It doesn't change a thing & nbsp;in the finished product and is so much cheaper for me to use my own & nbsp;home-made & nbsp;than buying store bought.


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