02 June 2010

Ayummayumma

Do not buy a yogurt maker! This works! In my refrigerator is living active cultural proof! I drained off some of the whey to thicken it up and so I can make this bread (HT Gauntlets).

You can make it too!

8 comments:

Thursday's Child said...

Why on Earth would anyone want a yogurt maker? I have 2 Lebanese cookbooks that tell you how to make yogurt. You don't even need a crock pot...though it would probably be better at keeping you from scorching the milk.

Drain off the liquid after to get labneh...kind of a mock cream cheese. It's the typical spread/dip for pita bread. Smear labneh on half a round of pita bread, drizzle with olive oil, and roll it up. Sahtayn!

Thursday's Child said...

OK, I should have read that recipe before posting. It's identical to the recipes I have for yogurt, only with a crockpot. And the fruit. I need to remember the crockpot part...easier to prevent a sorry demise for my yogurt. I don't make it here since it's so easy to get in large containers and so cheap. Cheaper than making it from fresh or powdered milk.

Katy said...

I found that recipe on that site about 6 months ago and we have saved so much money and eaten so much yogurt.

I make tzatziki (greek yogurt dip). You use cheesecloth to strain and thicken it (my husband's yiayia used to strain and thicken it 3-4 times, so it was thicker than sour cream. I'm not so particular). The cuke/garlic combo was completely foreign to me until I married a greek. I grew up only with FRUIT in yogurt.

Someone commenting on that site also said in WW2 Europe folks used to bring their stew to a boil, and then wrap the pot up in towels and let it cook all day. I tried it earlier this year, and it really works.

Rebekah said...

TC, I was too scared to try yogurt on the stovetop because of the temp thing, but the crock pot takes care of that! I do want to do more draining next time but the baby was getting tired of the whole operation.

Katy, I was thinking this would make great tzatziki too. YUM.

Jody S. said...

From one who does use a yogurt maker, I love my yogurt maker. I like that I make it has two half-gallon containers that I can just stick in the fridge. And then make another container of it. I also don't like my crock-pot that I would use because it seems to get way too hot with other foods. Another gadget I love is the special yogurt strainer (the Wave or something) I have because the whole lined colander thing was just too hard. With the strainer I just put yogurt in, put the lid on it...and when I'm done, just wash with other dishes easily. Yes, both gadgets cost some money, but it is recouped easily within half a year or less of steady yogurt making.

But however you make your yogurt, it is awesome. I use it in all sorts of baking and such instead of buttermilk. And yogurt bar at breakfast with all sorts of toppings in a favorite.

Rebekah said...

Jody, I just have an aversion to gizmos that sit on my counter. :D

Gauntlets said...

This is one of those thing I keep trying and feeling sad about. I demand a tutorial.

Rebekah said...

Aw, and here I really thought I was speaking your language. No matter: this will all be resolved shortly, DV.