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PETALIA's tips on making your own yogurt

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Yes, you do need a starter. You can use, I believe, 1 Tablespoon store-bought plain yogurt (make sure it's got live cultures in it) or you can use freeze dried starter. Health food stores sell packets with several sachets of starter. The one I use is 'Yogourmet. The health food store and perhaps the supermarket would have them. Once you've made your first batch you can use 1 Tablespoon per quart of that yogurt for the next batch. I find that my yogurt gets kinda weak and runny several generations down and I use fresh starter again. I switched from store-bought yogurt as starter when my yogurt stopped yog-ing. Containers sterile? Temperature off? No live cultures in my starter yogurt? So many variables...Still, it's fun to make.
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MAW_OH 8/21/2013 10:03PM

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SUSIEPH1 8/21/2013 5:03PM

    I love yogurt .. I have it every morning on my breakfast cereal with fruit .. It's such a good tasty start to the day xx Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CANDIK48 8/21/2013 4:10PM

    Definitely going to investigate the possibilities of making this! I'm making moves toward more homemade products at home. It's more a quality issue than a cost issue and I think it's important to know what's going into our mouths! Thanks for posting this!

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MASTERPIECE8 8/21/2013 3:23PM

    I love yogurt. I never even thought of making my own. This is interesting, as I'm working on making all kinds of new things. It's healthier. It's a lot cheaper. AND - it is fun! Thanks.

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BARBARASDIET 8/21/2013 3:10PM

    I only tried once and it didn't work. Maybe another time....

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SEAJESS 8/21/2013 2:42PM

    Thanks for the tips!

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PETALIA 8/21/2013 2:29PM

    I'm honored. The Kombucha Kurious & Fond of Fermenting team: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/
groups_individual.asp?gid=35223 has information and discussions about yogurt making as well as information about many other ferments and cultures.

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KNYAGENYA 8/21/2013 2:19PM

    I'll have to try making my own yogurt some day.

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