By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Ferne_Merrylees]Ferne Merrylees
My dad is a yogurt making fiend and this is one of his favourite recipes for making the best tasting yogurt there is. Our family thrives on yogurt and the great thing about making it at home is you can have as many flavours as you want without having to buy huge expensive tubs at the shops! I prefer vanilla, Dad likes his plain mixed with fruit and Mum likes hers with muesli! Try different flavours to find your favourite!
1. 3 cups 1% organic milk (pasteurized)
2. 1 cup heavy cream
3. 1/4 cup organic raw sugar
4. 1/2 cup of starter yogurt
5. flavours (strawberry jam, vanilla essence etc)
3. clean sterilized jars
1. Heat the milk and cream in a saucepan and dissolve the sugar into it.
2. Bring the mixture to 43 degrees Celsius (110 degrees Fahrenheit) and add the starter yogurt, whisking well.
3. In the base of the clean jars, add the flavours of your choice leaving one jar plain to be used as starter yogurt for your next batch.
4. Fill the jars with the milk mixture, filling the jar to about an inch from the top. Screw the lids on tight.
5. Fill an esky (a cooler) with hot tap water and then place the jars inside, making sure that the water doesn't cover them entirely.
6. Put the lid of the esky on and leave for 8 hours or so (or overnight.)
7. Place in the fridge to help the yogurt thicken.
Vary the amount of sugar you add to the mixture. This yogurt is extremely creamy and a bit to sweet for my liking. I find just adding fresh fruit or jams makes the yogurt sweet enough. Experiment and find a yogurt that suits you and your family!
I've been a fan of yogurt for years and recently I've put together a blog on everything I know about yogurt including the research into how yogurt might be able to fight cancer, the benefits of eating yogurt such as improving the immune system and how yogurt might help us live longer, healthier lives. Check out my blog at http://makingyogurt.wordpress.com/
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