How to Make Home Made Yogurt
How can you find out if the yogurt you purchase has active or dead bacteria?
Date: 10/17/2006 11:14:56 AM ( 16 y ) ... viewed 3457 times
A good way to find out is to warm some fresh milk, up to just before boiling temperature. Set it aside and let it cool off until it passes the baby bottle test = a drop on your wrist feels just warm.
Then mix 1 quantity of yogurt with 10 of milk, mix well, put into a jar or a tupperware overnight [put a towel around it so it keeps its tempreature]- the next morning, if it has turned into yogurt this brand has active cultures.... put your jar in the fridge and enjoy! (it will remain good over 3 weeks in the fridge) and now you know which brand has active culture and.... you also know how to make yogurt!
To make youtr own yogurt you can purchase the bacteria from your health store or else start up with a sugar free yogurt (be careful some brand claim to be 'natural' yet put a bit of sugar in their mix). Do the same procedure with a full liter of milk.
You can also purchase a yogurt machine- it will only keep the mix at the proper tempreature to reproduce. I use my rice maker to do the very same.... my friend uses her oven at very low temperature. Another friend uses the towel over night and it all works.
Texture - with the ideal temperature maintaines, 4 hours will do .
WIth the towel, leave overnight.
For a thicker yogurt (cottage cheese texture) leave longer and pass through a chees clothes to get rid of excess liquid.
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