Okay in another post I mentioned I was going to attempt homemade yogurt. Yesterday I did this and I am so glad I did. It is so much better then store bought. The yogurt has this rich,creamy, melt-on-your-tongue texture and flavor. I drizzled a little honey on some this morning and it was perfection. Here is the recipe I used:
Homemade YogurtI haven’t experimented with soy milk, but regular milk -whole, 2% or 1%) and goat’s milk work very well.1 heaping tablespoon of the best plain yogurt you can find, making sure it contains active cultures (no additives, stabilizers etc).2 1/2 cups good quality milk (I like to use organic)Bring the milk to a full boil in a saucepan, then turn down the heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Pour the scalded milk into a bowl, through a strainer or cheesecloth if you have acquired any brown bits around the edge, and cool until you can hold your finger in the milk and count to 10.Place the yogurt in a small dish and add some of the milk to it to warm it up, then whisk it back into the milk. Pour into a glass jar (glass holds heat well), wrap in a towel or sweater and put in a warm place for about 6 hours or overnight. In the morning put the jar in the fridge to chill and you should end up with a lovely jar of fresh yogurt.