Homemade yogurt was on my list of projects to do for quite a while,
and I was amazed at how easy it really was to make,
not to mention a whole lot cheaper and healthier than what you buy in the store!
Since a few of you had requested this recipe, I decided it would be easier to blog about it than to try to post it on Facebook!
The recipe comes from the A+ Cookbook - a new favorite of mine - and originates with Laura Showalter.
1 gallon milk
2 1/2 T unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 cup sweetener (sugar, honey or other)
Heat milk in large kettle to 180 degrees. Remove from heat, let cool to 120 degrees.
Meanwhile, soak gelatin in 1/2 cup cold water. When milk reaches 120 degrees, stir in gelatin, yogurt and sweetener. (May also add powdered acidolphilus.) Beat well. Pour into glass jars. (I prefer wide-mouth quarts.) Incubate by one of the following methods:
1) Place in a large lunch box cooler or large thermos, fill to neck of jars with hot water, and leave 6 to 8 hours.
2) Or set jars in oven on pilot or with oven light on (temperature should be approximately 110-120 degrees); leave 6-8 hours.
Refrigerate 12 hours before eating.
I didn't have quite the full gallon of milk that the recipe called for, so the yogurt was more the consistency of a gelatin. I think I'll try using a little less gelatin the next time I make it (and obviously, more milk!)
I also used honey as a sweetener and thought the flavor was delicious.
We all loved it, especially Hadassah!!
A favorite of mine is eating it with fresh fruit & homemade granola!
And there you have it...your own homemade yogurt!
Let me know if you like it :)