Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Greek Yogurt

Greek Yogurt is  a special treat for me. I really like it, but we rarely buy it. We had some in the fridge this week and I decided to use it as a starter to make my own. I followed (well, mostly followed) the directions from this web site:

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The instructions were simple and easy to follow. The first step is heating the milk up to about 180* F. I turned the burner on and walked away from the kitchen. After a minute I forgot about the milk until I heard the sizzle of boiling milk running over the sides of the pan.


Another part of the directions that I did not follow exactly was leaving the oven light on while the cultured milk incubates. As you can see in this picture my oven light is not working because I knocked the light bulb off and broke it. I have not tried to unscrew it to replace it for fear of electrocution. I used a candle to keep the oven warm instead of the light and it worked just fine.

I learned that the only difference between regular plain yogurt and Greek yogurt is that the Greek yogurt is regular yogurt that has been strained through cheese cloth or a tea towel in my case
I am hoping to use the Greek yogurt I made as a starter for another batch and continue on like that, using yogurt from the previous batch to start the next, and so on and so on. That way I can enjoy Greek yogurt to my heart's content. :) Not to mention all the heath benefits that it provides!


JoAnna said...

Oh my, this sounds so good!! I love Greek yogurt. I like eating mine plain with some honey drizzled on top. Yum! :)That's really interesting, I didn't know that the only difference between Greek yogurt and regular was that some of the liquid was drained off like that. I might just have to give this a try sometime! Thanks for sharing!

A Heart of Praise said...

That's nice you are able to make your own Greek yogurt to enjoy! I've never taken the time to make it myself, I do like it though! My favorite way to eat it is with homemade granola sprinkled on top. :)

Sister in the Mid-west said...

Thank you for commenting. I had no idea either. (About Greek yogurt just being strained yogurt) I thought it must be special some how. It costs more, right? :)

Sister in the Mid-west said...

Thank you for the comment, Heart of Praise. That sounds like a good way to enjoy Greek yogurt. I usually eat mine with fruit. :)

Life in the Midwest said...

This looks like something I would like to try!! Greek Yogurt is one of my favorites!! Thanks!!

Sister in the Mid-west said...

Life in the Midwest, thank you for commenting. If Greek yogurt is something you enjoy I would definitely recommend that you give this a try! I thought it was very easy. :)