Fresh Yogurt

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Recipe for yogurt using re-cultured starter.

Ingredients

  • 1 qtMilk
  • 2 TbspPrepared active yogurt

Procedure

Heat 1 quart of milk to 180°F. Cool the milk to 115°F then add 2-4 Tablespoons of previously prepared active yogurt. Whisk it in gently making sure it is completely mixed. Hold the temperature at between105 – 110°F for about 8 hours. You may adjust the time more or less depending on how tart you want the flavor to be. Once your yogurt has reached the desired flavor and texture it must be refrigerated. This method may be repeated until the yogurt becomes too tart or develops undesirable flavors. This can occur in as little as 3 generations.

Tasty Tips

To make yogurt with added body and protein add ½ cup of nonfat powdered milk (either cow or goat) before the initial heating and/or hold the milk at 180°F for 30 minutes before cooling.

For enhanced flavor add a few drops of vanilla extract when adding the culture. You can try other flavored extracts as well such as banana, almond, etc. or a teaspoon of instant coffee or espresso powder.

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