How to Make Yoghurt at Home
March 20, 2012
When I committed to skipping the supermarket yoghurt was one of the items I was most concerned about replacing. My two little boys, and Mr Fresh eat lots of yoghurt. The most obvious alternative was to try to make it myself. I did, and it is with a great sense of satisfaction that I have been watching Cuddles and Punky greedily spooning my home made yoghurt down and requesting it as a dessert treat.
I have discovered that home made yoghurt:
If we return to the supermarket in the future, I will not return to purchasing store brought yoghurt. Why would I ?
Yoghurt is so loved in our home that before I commenced skipping the supermarket I Googled home-made yoghurt to research how feasible it was for me to try to make it. I found many recipes, and an amazing number of variations in technique! The recipe I selected to try was from The Frugal Girl . I have re-written the steps of the process The Frugal Girl describes because I found it challenging to complete each activity at the correct time when I first tried it. I made some changes to the recommended timing and I changed the measurements to metric. (I have a background in writing training material and in documenting processes…..I can’t help myself)
I would like to try a batch of soy milk based yoghurt next as I am intolerant to dairy. I had a tiny taste of this yoghurt and I really liked the smooth mild flavor but I would like to be able to eat more than a 5 cent sized spoonful!
Stay tuned if you are interested in dairy-free yoghurt made with a soy base. If you “like” my Face Book Page you will be sure to know when I write about it.
If you have questions about making yoghurt I will do my best to answer based on my experience to date. I found a great resource at: Make Your Own Yoghurt with a range of Frequently Asked Questions that may also assist.
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