Saturday, June 02, 2007

Yo!

Last week I tried something new: making yogurt! I came across this post and just had to give it a try. It looked so simple yet so appealing. I recently became addicted to this yogurt and while I love it, it's pricey! So I thought it was worth a try to see if I could get a similar taste by making it at home.

Here are the progress shots.

Scalding the milk.

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Special equipment!

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Hot water and milk + yogurt culture getting cozy in the cooler.

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Chilling out after six hours of hibernation.

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Next morning. It worked!

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Yum!

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I'm so happy with the result. Thick, creamy yogurt. Plain, simple, ready for any embellishment. I used organic whole milk for this batch, with plain Stonyfield yogurt as my starter. I may experiment with 2% milk next time, just to see the difference. If you're a yogurt lover, I highly recommend giving this a try. It's easy and fun.

7 comments:

Rani said...

Look in your local co-op or supermarket to find Skur - it's an Icelandic yogurt - not as tart as American and very thick.

I may have to try this! Skur is hard to find here - my family usually smuggles it in from Iceland.

Carole Knits said...

Good for you, that looks delicious.

tristitia said...

Very cool! I'd like to know how the 2% goes... I'm trying to get away from excess food packaging, and yogurt is really bad for that - I may have to try this!

La Cabeza Grande said...

Sounds really easy and looks good too!

sgeddes said...

that looks so yummy. I've wanted to try making my own yogurt for awhile now. I was thinking about getting on eof the yogurt makers, but you make it seem easy without one.

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Abbey said...

I was just thinking about trying this recently! I saw a new yogurt maker at a yard sale last weekend.. but I passed it by... now I wish I'd picked it up!
It looks so yummy!