Home made Yoghurt
The most important ingredients required to make home made food is a good sense of humour, a willingness to make mistakes and to learn from them. Don't worry if things go wrong, the first few attempts are all about getting the feel for it. Home made foods are a part of a healthy wholesome lifestyle that is forever evolving, gathering knowledge and developing skills.
The second most important ingredients for making your own yoghurt are:
- 500ml organic whole milk
- 3 tbsp live, plain whole-milk yoghurt
- 25g dried milk powder (to help thicken but is optional)
- Honey (to sweeten but is optional)
The first step
Pour the milk into a saucepan. If you would like it sweetened then drizzle in the honey first.
Slowly heat the milk until it forms a skin on the top, alternatively you can stand a cooking thermometer in the milk and stir gently until the the temperature reaches 46 degrees.
You can also whisk in the milk powder at this stage.
2. Take the saucepan off the heat and pour the milk into a clean container that has a lid and whisk in the live yoghurt.
3. Put the lid on the container and wrap in a towel to keep warm. Another good idea is to use a wide mouthed flask as the container.4.
Leave overnight (6-8 hours to allow the bacteria from the live yoghurt to ferment) and it should be set and ready to eat. Homemade yoghurt is naturally runny but it may take a few times to get the consistency just right. Transfert the yoghurt into a clean container and store in the fridge for up to five days.