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Youghurt maker

Posted: 15 Jul 2011, 18:44
by mojo
we have a automatic timer new yoggy maker...........it works super .......tastes great BUT we would like it thicker....can we change recipe which is 1 pot nature yoggy to half litre milk ..... cant change time .....any bright ideas please....ps. cant have greek yoggy as allegic to enzimes so must be normal yoggy

Re: Youghurt maker

Posted: 15 Jul 2011, 18:53
by kated
Either boil the milk to drive off some of the water (make it more concentrated) or add some dried milk to the milk. Give me a little while and I'll come up with the amounts.

Edited to add: recipe says three tablespoons of dried milk to one litre of milk.

Re: Youghurt maker

Posted: 15 Jul 2011, 18:54
by milkmaid
pasteurize afterwards :scratch: ,mines always made a greeky sort of yoghurt
can you eat live yoghurt mojo ?

Re: Youghurt maker

Posted: 15 Jul 2011, 19:36
by mojo
i can eat them all EXCEPT greek which use a differant enzime thingy .............i usually eat activa or the french equivalant.............i made my yoggy with that nature one...........as our machine makes it in little pots i am really looking for a recipe change or addition ................will definately try Kates idea

Re: Youghurt maker

Posted: 29 Jan 2012, 09:28
by goatlady
OK, I know it's several months since this was posted - but I've never looked in the "Recipes" section before! I make goat's milk yoghurt at least a couple of times a week. When it's finished in the yoghurt maker, it's horribly thin and watery. So I put it into a colander lined with a cheesecloth, cover it (either by twisting the corners of the cheesecloth over the top, or putting a plate or cling film over), sit the colander in a bowl or basin and put it in the fridge at least overnight. The whey drains off and you have a lovely thick yoghurt left in the cheesecloth. The longer you leave it, the thicker it becomes.

You can use Activia as a starter culture, by the way.

Re: Youghurt maker

Posted: 29 Jan 2012, 10:14
by mojo
have to get abigger fridge if i want to try that ours is always full

Re: Youghurt maker

Posted: 29 Jan 2012, 10:22
by goatlady
It's worth a try, though. Everyone who tastes it says that it's better than any you can get in the shops. You could try it in something smaller - a sieve over a small basin, for example. If you don't have a cheesecloth then any small cotton cloth will do - even a handkerchief (but best to boil it first).

Afterwards, you can add jam, fresh fruit, sugar or honey - but keep a little bit back as a starter for the next batch.

Re: Youghurt maker

Posted: 29 Jan 2012, 10:31
by mojo
have found the yougurt power from supermarket makes a good thick yoggie........alsa brand several types sold in wee boxes of satchets ...........ferments lactiques on box..........watch sell by date