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Old 10-01-2012, 10:01 AM   #11
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I just make it in the crock pot. SO easy! And then I buy sugar free vanilla syrup and add it to flavor it. The kids scarf it up and I make it about twice a week. I even started making and canning homemade jams to flavor the yogurt... I've made strawberry, blueberry, cherry and grape. I have small containers for my daughters school lunch, I put the jam in the bottom and then the yogurt over top. She stirs it and eats it!

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Old 10-01-2012, 08:06 PM   #12
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Yes the vanilla sounds great! I love Nigella too. I've seen the vanilla in her sugar jar too. That would be a nice xmas gift to give!

Oh the honey/maple syrup I meant is if I make it plain, then when it's set the kids add in the maple/honey to sweeten it.

I do like the jam idea though too, that would work great.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:50 AM   #13
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Yes the vanilla sounds great! I love Nigella too. I've seen the vanilla in her sugar jar too. That would be a nice xmas gift to give!

Oh the honey/maple syrup I meant is if I make it plain, then when it's set the kids add in the maple/honey to sweeten it.

I do like the jam idea though too, that would work great.
How wonderful to have found a fellow Nigella follower!!!

Its a really good idea to sweeten plain yogurt with honey/maple syrup. If your kids dont mind it, you can grind up almonds/pralines/walnuts a little coarse and add it in step three. Adds to the nutrition. Wont spoil milk.
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The thread inspired me to try, voila I have yogurt and it was really so easy. I did use a thermometer, but there was no way I was not going to. I didnt think it was going to be so simple. Heat, cool add, stir, set.
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Subbing to read this thread later. I have tried making yogurt in the crockpot and 50% of the time it doesnt thicken so I quit but, would love to start doing it and have it work EVERYTIME!
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Subbing to read this thread later. I have tried making yogurt in the crockpot and 50% of the time it doesnt thicken so I quit but, would love to start doing it and have it work EVERYTIME!
The biggest trick to flawless yogurt every time, is paying attention to the temperature. You have to let it heat up to at least 180 degrees, and then do NOT add the live starter until it cools to 120 degrees. I ladle out a cup of the heated milk, let it cool to 120 and then mix it with the starter yogurt and let it sit uncovered for an hour. This helps the bacteria multiply.... Then when the milk in the crock hits 120, mix it all together, cover the crock pot and insulate with a towel overnight. I wake up to yogurt, every time! Then o spend an hour or two straining it to get it thick.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:39 PM   #17
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That makes it sound so simple! I've finally mastered yeast breads so maybe I"ll move on to yoghurt. I think I'll try it on the weekend and start it in the morning and let it set during the day. It's freezing cold in my house at night.
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Subbing to read this thread later. I have tried making yogurt in the crockpot and 50% of the time it doesnt thicken so I quit but, would love to start doing it and have it work EVERYTIME!
I used to use a milk cooker to boil milk and the yogurt never set right /was runny. I used the milk cooker to avoid forgetting that the milk is on the stove.

Now,on stovetop, I invariably let the milk over boil and its all over the stove. Dh says we housewarm everynight. (In India, housewarming is done by letting a pot of milk boil over and spill, you add molasses/sugar to it and drink it, the idea behind it being that everybody hopes for happiness to spill over in the new house. So he jokes that even after a bad fight some days, his DW is spilling over with happiness!)

Anyway, so Im guessing your crockpot too is just heating the milk and not boiling it. Stovetop may be your route.

I would recommend that you boil milk when you are in the kitchen so you can keep an eye on it-maybe while you are making dinner/breakfast.

Would pictures of the process help you guys?
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The thread inspired me to try, voila I have yogurt and it was really so easy. I did use a thermometer, but there was no way I was not going to. I didnt think it was going to be so simple. Heat, cool add, stir, set.
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