Yogurt MagicPosted: January 25, 2011
It was like magic! I woke up to yogurt in the crockpot! I’ve not wanted to add another gadget to my kitchen and that held me back from the magic of homemade yogurt, until I discovered the yogurt making instructions at A Year of Slow Cooking. I’ll post the simple instructions here, but you’ll still want to check out the link for detailed instructions with photos and tips.
Magical Homemade Yogurt
8 cups milk
1/2 – 1 cup instant milk powder
1/2 cup yogurt w/active cultures
Warm the milk in a 4 qt. crockpot on low for 2 1/2 hours. Unplug crockpot and let sit 3 more hours. Take out 2 cups of milk and wisk in yogurt, add this back into crockpot. Wrap crockpot with a towel and let sit 8 more hours. That’s it!
This recipe can also be made with other types of milk, including powdered milk. I found this comment at A Year of Slow Cooking;
I live in a very remote part of Yukon Territory (Canada), so we don’t see much fresh milk. I used reconstituted dry skim milk powder, adding extra powder. I also added the gelatin with the starter in the hope that it would set and it did!!! Wonderful flavor, mild and slightly tart.