Yogurt

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Post: # 2996Post Chickenlady
Sun May 15, 2005 9:03 pm

So you don't heat treat the milk or use UHT? I wonder what I did wrong? I used ordinary milk and a bit of live yogurt in my Easi yo and it stayed really runny.

I have just made some more with UHT and added a couple of spoons of dried milk too. Will try it for breakfast. Thanks for all the help.

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Post: # 2997Post leedarkwood
Sun May 15, 2005 9:10 pm

I don't heat the milk as I am using the heated yogurt pot thingie, an electric long thing that takes five pots. If I wasn't I would heat to blood warm, and keep in an insulated box.

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Post: # 3008Post Lyds
Mon May 16, 2005 12:38 pm

Instructions for making yoghurt in a wide neck flask (or immersion tank) -

For 1 pint of pasturised use 1tbsp natural yoghurt
Bring milk to boil and simmer for 10 mins (use milk saver thingy to stop it boiling over). Leave to reduce temp for about 20 mins then test temp. Between 43 and 49c is fine. Mix some of the milk in the flask with the starter and when smooth mix in the rest of the milk. Cover and leave for at least 5 hours. Test for set and if not quite ready leave for longer. Dont forget to leave inner lid off when its done and just put outer lid on pot.
Warning......this does not stay in the fridge very long - make sure you get to it first.
Save a tbsp to start next batch. :roll:

Hope you like it :roll:

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Post: # 3012Post leedarkwood
Mon May 16, 2005 1:59 pm

If your milk is pasturised, why do you boil it? Just curious.

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Post: # 3013Post Lyds
Mon May 16, 2005 2:35 pm

Hi Lee, boiling the milk and simmering for 10 mins reduces the quantity, then when made into yoghurt it is thicker and has a natural layer of cream on the top. Also it retains the sweetness of fresh milk which you dont get in supermarket yoghurt. :roll:

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Post: # 3019Post Chickenlady
Mon May 16, 2005 5:48 pm

I forgot about the stuff I made last night until 4 pm today - you are supposed to remove it from the Easiyo after 6 or 7 hours or it gets a bit sharp. It is very sharp, so I don't know if addiing the dried milk made any difference!

Think I will need to experiment until I get a milder result. Will try boiling the milk first next time.

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Post: # 3375Post ina
Thu May 26, 2005 9:46 pm

Need to add my bit on yoghurt, too...

I don't use any fancy gear, I just use an empty icecream tub (the flat type), and stick it on the radiator. Bit of a problem in summer, of course, but summers tend to be rather short here, and since I also dry my clothes over the radiator (on one of those pull-up thingies that hang from the ceiling - never know what they are really called), the radiator has to be on occasionally anyway. Just need to co-ordinate everything properly.

I have used a wide-mouth flask in the past, too, and that worked fine for me, until the flask broke. :cry:

I use a pint of pasteurised semi-skimmed, bring it to the boil, whisk in a tablespoon of dried milk (full fat), stick the pan in cold water to cool it down to body temperature relatively quickly, stir in a tablespoon of yoghurt and tip it in the tub; then leave it in a warm place (airing cupboard will do, if you have one and it is warm enough, or the side of Raeburn or Aga...) for 5-10 hours, depending on heat.

The pasteurised milk is not quite as sterile as UHT, that's why it has to be boiled, otherwise non-beneficial cultures can overpower the desired yoghurt cultures and cause the end product to be thin. Simmering it for 10 minutes produces the same results as adding dried milk - but I tend to burn my milk! And I know the commercial yoghurt producers do it by adding milk powder, too (unless they add something cheaper to make it set, like gelatine, or something starchy... Yuk!)

I don't make my own regularly, but I do it when I end up with too much milk in the fridge. Before I dump it, I rather make yoghurt.

Getting hungry now; I think I still have some yoghurt in the fridge, and last years final jar of strawberry jam...

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Post: # 3379Post catalyst
Thu May 26, 2005 10:39 pm

we find that warming the flask with boiling water, while the milk is warming to blood temperature, makes much thicker yoghurt.... guess it just stays warmer longer...

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Post: # 3559Post Guest
Wed Jun 01, 2005 4:14 pm

Someone told me to heat 1pint of milk to boiling point then leave it to cool until it feels warm. Take a tablespoon of live yoghurt and mix it with a little of the warm milk. Add the milk/yoghurt to the rest of the milk and stir it in, put it in the flask and leave it for around eight hours. Ready to eat.

You can add honey or fruit to it, but take out another tablespoon for use next time...


We get through so much yog in this house - will this work do you think?

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Post: # 3565Post pureportugal
Wed Jun 01, 2005 8:09 pm

i notice andy (catalyst) giving advice about how to make yoghurt - in fact it's me that makes it and him that eats it :roll:

if you use uht/long-life milk (the only sort that's widely available in portugal) there's no need to boil it, just warm to blood temp - test with your finger. i make it in the morning, take it out of the flask in the evening and put in the fridge overnight - putting it in the fridge will help it thicken up a bit more.

ours was sometimes coming out a bit runny and i realised this was when i hadn't bothered to warm the flask first.

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Post: # 3601Post Mad Dad
Thu Jun 02, 2005 7:43 pm

Well I'm now inspired. Been thinking of making yoghurt for a little while so tomorrow I'll give it a go.

will let you know how it goes...
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