Yogurt? Maybe?

April 23rd, 2010 by chrislovescatherine

I took my first attempt at making yogurt today using Heavenly Homemaker’s method. It was so easy to get it all going, however I’ve yet to see if it will turn out okay. She said to let it sit for seven hours in the hot water. It’s been nine so far, and it looks like this:

It is very runny. It does smell like yogurt though!  Could the problem be that I used a body temperature thermometer (sterilized of course) to check the temp of my milk? I only had a meat thermometer that starts at 135 degrees, and I needed it to read just below 100. My Perkins genes kicked in to find a creative solution to that problem.

Do any of you know how to make yogurt without having to buy a yogurt maker?

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3 Responses

  1. Angie

    Hi Catherine! I’ve enjoyed keeping up with your blog through the email updates. I miss you and wish we didn’t live so far apart.

    I wanted to share that I have been making yogurt regularly (without a yogurt maker), for about 2 years now. I make a gallon about every two weeks. We eat it for breakfast every morning and I often use it as a substitute for buttermilk.

    My husband is a computer and got our yogurt-making down to a science. The texture is absolutely gorgeous every single time, it is creamy and thick, even better than the store bought version of plain yogurt. Although we have never used a yogurt maker, we do use two tools to perfectly maintain the temperature: a candy thermometer and an electric skillet. Email if you’re interested and I’ll give you the recipe!

    Love you!

  2. Amy Cahill

    I’ll have to ask my sister, Stacie – she did yogurt at our house. In fact, she will be there for the conference this week if you can find her.

  3. Auntie Sarah

    soooooo….HOW did the yogurt turn out!?

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