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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Yogurt Done

My first attempt of homemade yogurt was fun and rewarding.
The tasting test was this morning.
I found that three of the jars were never did firm up like the others.

Originally I thought I would brew it for 4 hours, but it ended up to be ten hours.
Because I used non-fat milk, I felt it needed to be in there longer.
Next time I am going to try for seven to eight hours in the maker.
I have been told the longer it is in there, the tangier it could taste.

I am feeling very encouraged for my first try.
I may of driven my husband nuts yesterday with yogurt chat.
This is definitely a project I never imagined myself doing.
I would highly suggest it for others to try.
It isn't a lot of work once you get the knack of it.
Next time I will add two tablespoons of honey instead of one.
I believe I mixed it a bit too much, and will buy a better thermometer.
Below
Is the tall lid that came in addition to the shorter one that I mentioned in yesterdays post. This is great for making large portions at a time. I will search for larger jars when I am ready to make a bigger batch.
One thought I had was make large one with WHOLE milk for others.
Then put the small jars in there with non fat starter and do it all at once.



4 comments:

texwisgirl said...

glad it turned out okay - for your first attempt! i can see all sorts of experiments in the future... :)

Sandra said...

all that yummy food PLUS a really pretty container to put it in. yumm

Lisa RedWillow said...

I have never heard of this or seen it before . How very very intersting Janie.

Colleen said...

A friend of mine just told me tonight she makes tons of yogurt in her crockpot! Of course, I didn't write anything down on how she does it. lol I'm glad your first attempt went pretty well! I'm sure once you make several batches, it'll get easier. :)