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jema

Any volenteers to write a yoghurt making article

As i was tasting my yoghurt today as I made up a marinade for my Lamb Biryani Smile It occured to me, that this is one heck of an omission from our article list on the site Embarassed

I'll do one if need be, but I know there are loads of people better than me out there.
alison

I will but can I wait a couple of weeks, until things settle down here.
jema

alison wrote:
I will but can I wait a couple of weeks, until things settle down here.


Thanks, no rush, it has waited almost 6 months now, a few more weeks will do no harm.
alison

Remind me if I forget Embarassed Cool
Blacksmith

Will ask mother-in-law.......... She buys a pint of milk and STARES at it. Instant yoghurt !!!!!
Bugs

Laughing at Blacksmith...hope Mrs Blacksmith doesn' t pop in here too often!

I think Fiddlesticks Julie recently offered, off her own bat, to do a yoghurt making article...I didn't know we were waiting for one though? Shocked

One thing worth bearing in mind though is methods...like I think Tahir's mum uses/used the airing cupboard and Jema uses a flask? And I use a Lakeland yoghurt maker...and then there're all the things to do with it afterwards. Iced yoghurt...baking...curries as you say...strained for Greek style/cheese...


So I think the best summary is asking Alison and F Julie to have a chat and see what they can come up with between them (if previous offerings from both are to judge by, both will be worth the waiting Wink )
alison

I have the lakeland YM so I can do that bit if you want.

I am also going to try buttermilk yog too, seeing that the butter making is going great guns here.
Bugs

alison wrote:
I am also going to try buttermilk yog too


Never heard of it, so that sounds very interesting Very Happy
jema

I find the big flask the lazy way of doing things Smile and my aircupboard is not good for balancing things in.
Mrs Fiddlesticks

Bugs wrote:

I think Fiddlesticks Julie recently offered, off her own bat, to do a yoghurt making article...I didn't know we were waiting for one though? Shocked

So I think the best summary is asking Alison and F Julie to have a chat and see what they can come up with between them (if previous offerings from both are to judge by, both will be worth the waiting Wink )


I did offer, I've taken one photo ready, just had to get the kids back at school and the house straightened out ( should be vacuuming now actually Rolling Eyes ) No I didn't know we were 'waiting' for one as it were.

Sounds like Alison certainly has more experience than I, what do you want to do Alison? I don't mind either way.
alison

what method do you use Julie?
jema

I know my own technique has got simpler and simpler, i used to add dried milk, use a thermometre to check temperature, and strain the yoghurt in a mylon straining bag.

Now it's boil, cool till it's about right, flask, wait several hours and pour into container.
alison

One of the benefits about adding a couple of teaspoons of dried milk is you do get a thicker yoghurt, which becomes even nicer if you then strain it.
Bugs

Any progress on this, or anyone else want to get their oar in?
pink bouncy

If you're looking for a 'yoghurt in a flask' how to with pictures for absolute beginners, I can have it for you by tomorrow night?
Bugs

That would be fabulous if you can, Pink Bouncy, especially as it is probably something most people could do with what they have in the house already!

There is no absolute hurry on it though, as it will probably go up next week some time, so don't feel pressured! Email editor at downsizer.net with the text and pics and we'll do the rest Wink

Thanks again - but everyone else, don't let this put you off, other methods would also be welcome, as well as anything about straining/using the resulting yoghurt.
Mrs Fiddlesticks

Well done, Pink Bouncy. I'd forgotten about it! Embarassed I think me and Alison were trying to be too polite to each other ie 'no you're more experienced, after you.. etc, etc!!

Straight to the point and delivered! Well done!
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