Saturday, 31 October 2015
Yogurt Cheat - Part 2
So we covered the basic method to make yogurt using the cheat's method with Easiyo powder in the last blog. But there are oodles more ways to play around with making yogurt.
Some folks like the "pot set" type of yogurt with more of a tart taste, so here is a way to make it.
When your yogurt container is almost empty and contains a dessertspoon of yogurt in the bottom and around the sides, don't wash it out. Put milk in it again, add some milk powder (a dessertspoon or maybe two) and shake it like crazy for approximately half a minute.
Put the container into the canister with the boiling water surrounding it and leave for 12 hours.
The yogurt that was remaining will contain enough culture to inoculate the milk and turn it into yogurt again. If you like you can add a dessertspoon of Easiyo powder. Try both methods to find out which you prefer.
Once you get into yogurt making, not only are you going to start saving lots of dollars, you will also let your imagination drive you forward to start experimenting.
Wait until the yogurt has set before adding fruit and sweetener, ie honey or sugar.
To turn your yogurt into cream cheese strain it through a loose weave cloth over night to drain off the whey. There you have a delicious cream cheese as a base for dips, cake icing, a spread or cheese cake.
Do you make tzatziki? What else can we do with yogurt?
I love learning new ways to use my home made products and to stretch my dollars further.