Tuesday, August 24, 2010
My first attempt at yogurt.
I heated one brik of whole milk to 180 degrees stirring so it wouldn´t stick, let it cool to 110, added 1 container of plain active yogurt (with sugar - it was the only one I could find) to a little of the milk, stirring slowly, then added that mixture back into the cooler milk. Then you´re supposed to keep it at 90 degrees for hours. I put it in a water bath on the stove on the lowest setting intermittantly until I went to bed. This morning - yogurt! And it´s delicious.
The two containers of commercial yogurt were 0.99 € and the brik of whole milk was another 0.99. I got 5 big servings to enjoy. Also pictured, some peach preserves I made last week.
I´d like to try some soft cheeses, but am having trouble tracking down a cheesemaking kit with the right cultures. Either they don´t ship here, or they are for batches of 400 litres.
In other news - still no response to our initial offer from the sellers of the house. We are not amused.