Yogurt

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Post: # 2897Post Chickenlady
Thu May 12, 2005 12:31 pm

Does anybody else make their own yogurt? I bought a brilliant device a while back, the EasyYo yogurt maker, and use it all the time. It makes good yogurt, very nice with a bit of jam or sugar in it.

However, I used to buy a very mild type of natural yogurt, but the stuff I produce is very sharp. I make it with UHT milk and a bit of live culture.

Does anybody know how I can produce a milder version?

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Post: # 2898Post Lyds
Thu May 12, 2005 2:55 pm

Hi Chickenlady, yes I make yoghurt using a Prestige Yoghurt flask. This is just a wide neck flask with double lid bought in 1987 for £4.95
(have just found reciept in bottom of box!).

I always use full fat pasturised as it makes a mild flavour yoghurt of a nice consistancy. Semi skimmed milk makes a thinner yoghurt and evaporated makes a thick sweeter yoghurt. For a starter I try to buy a live yoghurt from the health food shop as it works better than supermarket natural yoghurt, thereafter I save a tablespoon of one batch to start the next. This could go on for ever I guess but my lot suddenly say no more yoghurt and so I give up for a while. A couple of months later it can be a 'guess what?' home made yoghurt and they all tuck in.

Anyway I still have the instructions and can pass on a copy if you wish. All the best, Lyds :roll:

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Post: # 2900Post shiney
Thu May 12, 2005 3:12 pm

I have one of those yogurt makers with six pots. It's never enough as I eat loads of yogurt. At least half a big pot a day. I love it.

I do use semi-skimmed organic milk and 4oz pot per batch, I don't find it too sharp. But I guess it's down to person taste. :wink:

Where can you get those big yogurt pots from?
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Post: # 2952Post Lyds
Sat May 14, 2005 9:14 pm

I have looked around and cannot find a yoghurt flask like mine anywhere but I guess a wide neck flask would be just as good - worth a try anyway :roll:

Delia has a few handy hints on yoghurt making in the complete cookery course :roll:

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Post: # 2953Post shiney
Sat May 14, 2005 9:21 pm

Thanks Lyds!

Are you another or the same Lyds from some other forums that I cruise on btw?
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Post: # 2954Post Lyds
Sat May 14, 2005 9:28 pm

Hi Shiney, I dont think I've been on any other forums so maybe there is another Lyds out there. Mine is short for Lydia but nobody uses my full name, pity really.... :roll:
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Post: # 2960Post Millymollymandy
Sun May 15, 2005 5:44 am

I've made yoghurt in a wide necked flask - works fine! However they sell plain yoghurt so cheaply in some of the supermarkets now that it is cheaper to buy it than make it!!

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Post: # 2964Post shiney
Sun May 15, 2005 8:46 am

Hi Lyds, yes I guess there are a few Lyds out there in the world!

Lydia is a lovely name as well. I'm a Natalie but everyone calls me Nat, which is just fine.

M3, I may try a wide necked flask. I know that the supermarkets sell yogurt very cheaply, but now and again, it's nice to make your very own batch. I'd actually have to have something the size of an imersion heater for all the yogurt I eat. :shock:
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Sun May 15, 2005 9:12 am

Lyds sounds cute!
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Post: # 2968Post leedarkwood
Sun May 15, 2005 10:06 am

I use the five pot type, with semi-skimmed milk and a spoon of dried milk in each. makes a mild greek style set yogurt.

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Post: # 2971Post shiney
Sun May 15, 2005 10:42 am

Oh that's an interesting way of making it. I'll give that a try.

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Post: # 2972Post leedarkwood
Sun May 15, 2005 12:03 pm

you know I didn't know there were any other ways of making it, it is the way I have just always done it!-

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Post: # 2987Post Chickenlady
Sun May 15, 2005 6:13 pm

I tried to make it with normal rather than UHT milk and it didn't work. Would it if I heated it first?

At what stage do you put the milk powder in, Lee? I might try that.

There is no way you can buy live natural yogurt as cheaply as you can make it! A litre of UHT milk costs 48 p from T***o. 500g of their cheapest live yogurt is about £1. Then you can flavour it with lovely additive free home made jam, instead of all the poo they put in the flavoured stuff.

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Post: # 2990Post Millymollymandy
Sun May 15, 2005 6:39 pm

I'm not in England. Here I pay 1.10€ for 12 pots of plain yoghurt. It's the cheapest I've seen and it's not even from Lidl! I can't make yoghurt cheaper than that - unless I had a cow! :mrgreen:

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Post: # 2994Post leedarkwood
Sun May 15, 2005 8:58 pm

Into each pot I put one teaspoon of yogurt from last batch and maybe two teaspoons of dried milk, add milk and stir. I used to only use yogurt which says 'live yogurt' but I find any cheap natural yogurt works for me. Maybe I just have an un-natural strange talent? I sometimes add jam at this stage, but usually not.

Tip. take a couple of cups of milk from a four pint milk container, add a cup of yogurt, and the juice of a couple of lemons and sugar to taste, replace lid, and shake hard. Lassi, lovely with curry.

Lee

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