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Homemade yoghurt

homemade Yoghurt

You can use this recipe with or without a yoghurt maker.

A yoghurt maker keeps the culture at an even temperature and takes six or seven hours for the yoghurt to set.

Alternatively, you can pour the mixture into a large, sterilised glass jar, then wrap it up in blankets or towels to insulate warmth.

Place the wrapped jar in a warm place, such as a hot water cupboard, and leave for six hours or overnight to set.

  • 900ml milk
  • 4 tbsp live culture yoghurt (check it has live cultures such as acidophilus and is not sweetened. It should be tart tasting and may contain small lumps)
  • 2 tbsp whole milk powder (this is optional, but it makes the yoghurt a bit thicker)

1 Heat the milk to scalding, then set aside to cool until it is lukewarm.

2 Add the yoghurt and the milk powder, and mix to thoroughly combine. Place the mixture in the yoghurt maker and leave to set. Alternatively, you can pour it into a glass jar and immediately wrap in blankets.

3 Transfer to a warm place and leave for six hours, or overnight, to set.

* When you begin to run out, reserve 4 tablespoons of the yoghurt to use as the starter for your next batch.

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