Monday, July 2, 2012

Homemade yogurt

I saw milk for super cheap today. I knew it was time to try making yogurt again. I tried once in the past with limited sucess. It ended up stringy and a yucky texture. Thanks to the internet, I was able to troubleshoot. SUCCESS!   It cost me $1.60 to make  nearly four quarts of yogurt.

Wikihow has the best tutorial  that I have found on how to make your own yougurt at home. The instructions are easy to follow. They were detailed, and had good information about many different methods of incubation. I love that there are many ways to acheive the end result. Choose what method might work for you. No need for any fancy equipment. I began the incubation proccess with the rice cooker on warm, but the temp got up to 140 in about 40 minutes time. (To warm for this process). I cooled it back down and stirred in another starter. I ended up using an ice chest.

I lined the bottom of the ice chest with a blanket. I wrapped each quart jar with a dish towel and placed the jars inside. I then used some small kids blankets to insulate all around the jars. I tucked the jars in all nice and cozy. I then popped the lid on tight and put the whole thing away where the kids wouldn't bother it. 9 1/2 hours later (when I remembered to check on it), the yogurt was done. It was really yummy and we had enough to share with some friends and bless their lives as well.

This post shared at homestead barn hop

also shared at momma moments monday

and monday mania
also at melt in your mouth monday
and at make a move monday