Originally Posted on Blogspot, 1/11/14
Spring is approaching!
I have great hopes that spring will arrive a little early this year. Maybe it’s due to the fact that winter came hard and fast, or maybe it’s only because I am so eager to begin my journey into homesteading.
I made yogurt! This is my very first batch and I made it in my crockpot!
I found the recipe at Live Simply and it was super EASY. The only thing I’ve added to it, is to take 4 layers of cheesecloth and place it in a strainer, over a deep bowl. Then I poured the yogurt into it and strained out the whey before I put the yogurt into containers and put it in the refrigerator! It makes it a bit thicker, like Greek yogurt. It took no time at all to make, I did it last night and this morning it was done.
The flavor is wonderful…very mild, not really tangy at all. I understand the longer it sits, the tangier it becomes. Mine sat for about 10 hours.
If you don’t own a crockpot, you can place your bowl on a heating pad set at the lowest temperature, cover it with 2 towels, and leave it overnight!
Just a little ps. here. I just had a bowl of the yogurt after it sat in the refrigerator for several hours. I am so pleased! Thick and smooth and absolutely delish. I added a spoonful of maple butter to it and it was like eating a dessert!