Tuesday, July 24, 2012
There was a time when I was making yoghurt fairly often in my slow cooker. But I gave up after a while - all that blanket wrapping and waiting around and then it was always sloppy and I'd end up making so much it would go to waste. But I am so in love with my yoghurt maker that I think I could make an infomercial for it. You just mix up a litre of milk with 200mls of plain yoghurt, pour it into the jars, pop the lids on and turn the gadget on for 6 hours. After that it goes into the fridge for a while and it comes out lovely. And thick.
Littlest Monkey assures me that it is much better than any yoghurt I have ever bought. And 'cos it's still a novelty, both monkey boys are happily hopping into a jar of it when they come home from school. Which makes me very pleased because I was doing my head in trying to decide which yoghurt at the supermarket had the least amount of cacky additives.
I've been flavouring the yoghurt with: puree of mushy overripe banana, spoonfuls of honey, out of season strawberries (tsk, tsk) and frozen berries. I even lashed out and bought a vanilla bean today and was feeling very masterchefy until I saw the mess I'd made of it with my blunt knife. Next week I think I'll try some toasted oats and nuts too. I'm also thinking that when the plum tree drips with plums again this year I'll stew and freeze some up especially for the yoghurt.
So who else in blogland makes their own yoghurt?