Thursday, December 2, 2010

ariel and chef sam make ... yogurt

i can't believe we've never tried making yogurt before. it's sooo easy, tastes better than anything you can get in the store ... and it's really cheap to make a huge pot of it! this is our second batch ... and i have a feeling we'll never be able to go back to the store bought stuff.

all you need is milk and a T. of yogurt as your starter (you might have a buy a small yogurt for the first batch, but then after that, always save a spoon of your last batch to make the next one in the future!).

start by adding milk to a pot (the milk into yogurt ratio is one-to-one -- so pour in as much milk as yogurt you want to end up with). then put the milk over a double boiler and cook it for about 15 minutes.

let it get frothy and boil for a few minutes, then turn it off. let it cool until it's like a warm-ish bath. then stir in the T. of yogurt. cover -- and store in a warm place (we put it in our oven since the pilot light makes it a nice warm spot.) now the hard part ... WAIT!

about 7-10 hours later -- you have yogurt!! once it's done, store it in the fridge.

i just made my fave breakfast with it -- raw oats, yogurt and bobeda farm plum jam. yum!

happy yogurt making!




  1. mmmm delicious! you've inspired me to make yougurt again :-)