Make your own yoghurt

Make your own yoghurt

Homemade yoghurt is easy, cheap and doesn’t require lots of equipment

If making your own yoghurt sounds like something someone else would do, think again. It costs pennies, is dead easy – we’re talking just two ingredients here – and the results are delicious and super-healthy (all that good bacteria!).

Difficulty level: medium
Cooking time: 1 hour
Preparation time: 1 hour

• 1 litre milk
• 3 tablespoons of plain live yoghurt (make sure it’s live yoghurt – you need the microorganisms to ‘start’ your new batch of yoghurt)

1. Put the milk in a saucepan with a thermometer placed in it. Cook for about 5-7 minutes until it reaches 180 °C. Stir occasionally to stop the milk from scorching.
2. Take the milk off the heat and let it cool to 115 °C.
3. Whisk 1 cup of the milk with the yoghurt. Then stir this into the rest of the milk.
4. Transfer the mixture into a sterilised jar. Wrap this jar (without its lid) in a couple of clean tea towels. This helps keep the mixture at the right temperature.
Now leave to stand undisturbed for 4 to 5 hours or until the mixture has the consistency of thick custard.
5. Put the lid on your yoghurt before refrigerating until cool, then enjoy.

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low no fat

suzie53 07/08/2016

can i use low fat milk as im trying to diet and have fruit to put in it seems simple enough but i know some things dont work with semi or no fat milk ........

Very Simple Inexpensive Recipe

Seychita36 27/07/2016

This sounds a great recipe for home-made yoghurt! So much cheaper than the manufactured kind that too often has added artificial sweetners that taste bitter or too much sugar added. My husband has insulin dependant Diabetes but it is so hard to find delicious yoghurt that has the right amount of sugar in it to balance his diet. I would also like to know if alternative milk products such as Rice or soya milk can be used instead of cows milk for our grandchildren as they are lactose intolerant

Great savings

Baytrees 13/06/2016

This is a very good money saving idea.with two autistic kids this will save me quite a lot if money . Just one pot of yogurt a week and some milk to make several batches is the perfect recipie to keep our breakfast nice and fresh. Add strawberries from your garden and home grown kumquats to add natural flavour. Yum yum

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