Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Easy, Easy, Yogurt
When my kids were little, I used to make yogurt on a regular basis.Back then I had to sterilize all the jars, heat the milk, use the thermometer, strain it because I like mine thicker and on and on. Some chores I look back upon with fond happy memories, but yogurt making is not one of them.
My youngest daughter has been making yogurt for her family lately and I decided that I should try my hand again. I asked her for her recipe since she keeps saying how easy it is. She uses the crockpot. I thought sure she was going to tell me to clean jars and measure water. I couldn’t get it through my head that she just pours the milk into the crockpot. Wow!
The rest of the process was just as easy. I took a picture of the ingredients, but forgot to set-out the powdered milk. She told me to add it since I like a thicker yogurt. So add it in if you want. She didn’t really have measurements, she just throws it in, but I measured everything out. I added the powdered milk and it was really thick and nice. Wow, my little girl grew up pretty smart!
2 quarts milk
½ c. plain yogurt
Optional - add up to 1 cup dry powdered milk to make a thicker yogurt (I used 1 cup.)
1) Heat milk in slow cooker for 2 ½ hours on low. Whisk in powdered milk, if desired.
2) Turn off heat and unplug. Let sit 3 hours.
3) Whisk in ½ cup plain yogurt. Wrap entire slow cooker in a bath towel. Let sit without disturbing for 8 hours. (Overnight is great.)
4) Strain if desired.
Yogurt with Cherry Pie Filling
I couldn't wait to try some. I scooped up some and put on a dollup of cherry pie filling. It was really good! Saved me from the cherry pie I was planning on. Yum!!