July 6, 2012 at 12:03 pm #257131
I just made my first batch of homemade yogurt. Its nice but it needs some work.
Does anyone have any recipes. My kids are used to the shop brought yogurts and want me to put more honey in my batch.
JoJuly 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm #525571
Well done! :clap: If it’s a bit sharp can you just drizzle more honey when you serve it?
Sorry , no recipes, as I only use the Easy-Yo maker and sachets – must experiment from scratch – but it’s stronger than shop bought, so if serving with breakfast cereal or fruit I drizzle with lots of honey.July 6, 2012 at 5:08 pm #525572
Are you doing esi-yo? or your own?
If you run through how you did it.. I have a ocuple recipes.. like how to do it in the crock pot etc. I will post my ones if they are not like yours. 🙂
I stopped making my own yog because my girls didn’t like it at all. I liked it, but could’t ever eat as much as I made so it got chucked out.July 6, 2012 at 8:46 pm #525573
Vickie , if you make 1 litre of easy -yo , or whatever, and if you eat breakfast cereal , a small cereal helping , plus half a banana , two heaping tablespoons of yog (no extra milk) and a dessertspoon of honey will easily use up a litre by yourself in about five days.July 7, 2012 at 1:24 am #525574
Sorry for the late reply I have been fitting a new gutter to the tractor shed and panelbeating/stabilising the new duck coop with my dad today.
I made the yogurt by heating 1lt A2 milk to 170f with 1/3 cup powdered milk (I will leave out next time) then letting it cool to 112f. I then mixed in 1/2 cup of jalna natural A2 yogurt. And placed it in an easy yo container for 8 hours.
Then I added some honey and pureed some can strawberries. I’m working on ways to use up surplus fruit if I get any. Plus my kids do eat alot of yogurt And I like to mix it in the Chooky ducks mash from time to time.
I’m allergic to normal dairy but I can use A2 and soy. Anyone tried to make homemade soy yogurt.
Vickie I saw the link on here for slow cooker yogurt. Going to have a read now my day has finished.
Are the sachets nice Bluewren. Even just for the kids.
JoJuly 7, 2012 at 2:21 am #525575
The Easy yo sachets are just the yoghurt starter and powdered milk that you add to 1L water and leave in the maker ,filled with boiling water, for about 8 hours/overnight..You can use half a sachet plus some extra powdered milk and it still works but the yoghurt is then more sloppy.
I only use the natural Easy yo sachets which I think make very nice yoghurt.Can’t comment on the fruit flavoured ones as I have never tried them.More expensive , not much if any cheaper than buying ready made.
I think there’s a site called GreenLiving that sells starter very cheaply – keep meaning to try it.
Here it is.Think I will try some of their culture.
Link not working?I’m having big problems with links lately and I do know how to add them! Just copy to your browser then, or Google.
Their cultures cost $14.95 and make up to eighty or two hundred one litre batches depending on the type….. :jawdrop: :jawdrop: Now that’s what I call economical!! I am definitely going to try it!July 7, 2012 at 10:41 am #525576
Thanks Bluewren. I will check it out for sure.July 7, 2012 at 12:15 pm #525577
Bluewren, i am a porridge gal in the winter. But even still i have been having muffins now DD2 is at school and i never seem to have time 🙂 My mother always had yog on her cereal.. and it just seemed gross to me 😛 but i never actually tried it.. i’ll vow to try it in summer 😉
Now This is a recipe for the in the eai-yo but don’t remember it being super thick.
1 small tub plain yog with live cultures.(and a long use by date)
1 litre UHT long life milk or powdered milk.
2-3 tbsp powdered milk extra
Put small tub yogurt in a bowl, beat it until smooth. Disolve the extra tbsp’s of powdered milk in the litre of milk. Add milk to yogurt very very gradually and mix well.
Allow 8-15 hrs to set/cool down. Then a further 2 hours at least in the fridge.
You can use yogurt for a starter,but this will only work for another 8-10 times befor eyou will need to buy a new one.
*keeps ten days in fridge, longer it is left, less strong it it to make new batch.
As i said this was a recipe we found that avoided using the easiyo packets becuase they still had flavours or colours or something in from memory, and at the time my daughter was on a no preservative diet.
I think i also tried it in the slow cooker but i dont have the temps anywhere.July 7, 2012 at 4:34 pm #525578
I just checked the ingredients in the EasiYo Natural Unsweetened sachet.
Pasteurised whole and skim milk from free range cows. That was a nice surprise. :tup:
Lecithin from soy beans – some folk might want to give that a miss
Live lactic cultures. Three with very long names I am not about to type out!
Vickie – the yog on cereal is not at all gross with some fruit and honey! And I am very gross conscious.My DH mashes his cereal to a pulp with the milk before he eats it …..that really is gross!! Can’t bear to watch him – I like my cereal crispy, and the yoghurt does that because it doesn’t soak in nearly as much as milk. Each to their own! :laugh:July 7, 2012 at 8:09 pm #525579
I’ve put in a few links from old discussions about yoghurt. I’m sure you’ll find them useful. 🙂July 8, 2012 at 12:02 am #525580
Thank you for he links Gianna I look forward to looking through them.
Vickie and Bluewren Im not a cereal person at all and its only this years that I have started to eat breakie at all. I do intend on making some homemade granola so I can control what goes in it. Maybe i will add yogurt to that.
Unfortunatly until I realised i could drink the A2 stuff soy was the only thing i could use for my coffee and for cooking. Im beginning to move away from substituting something natural (that Im allergic to) to something more processed. Im trying A2 instead of standard Dairy, Duck eggs instead of chicken eggs, galangal instead of ginger. Since im not happy with any of the Gluten Free products or bases like rice flour or soy flour I think I will drop carbs for the most part.
I will have to do a search on here about allergies. Im so happy with thie site. I sit down of a night with my pen and notebook reading through the wonderful information on this site. Every nitgh i find something new something exciting.
JoAugust 31, 2012 at 11:40 pm #525581
I bought a easy yo recently
I wasnt that keen on the first one I made, greek yogurt with honey, so I took it to work, stuck mangos in it and sold it to the kids, they loved it LOL
I then tried a Hansells product I think it was, extra thick strawberry smells like a strawberry milkshake, I didnt mind this one and the kids at school loved it with extra strawberries thrown in.
I made the second batch up with half hansells mix and half milk powder, wasnt as nice but the kids still ate it.
I love greek yogurt but its soo expensive, I might try the plain greek yogurt one next and pop some honey in it before eating and see if I like it, if not it will go to school with me againAugust 31, 2012 at 11:50 pm #525582
Nice try !! you should try Spring hill Farm Lemon yoghurt its good in taste & gluten free !!September 1, 2012 at 11:36 pm #525583
I make easiyo natural and greek with half a packet of mix (or less) and 3/4 cup powdered milk. Still makes good yoghurt. For those who dont think they will use it all- try hanging it in a clean cloth for a while. You end up with an excellent quark like cheese that can be substituted for cream cheese and sour cream in recipes. I use it on the kids’ lunches when the butter is too hard and I am in a hurry and havent had any complaints yet. 🙂 It also makes a splendid icing for carrot cake when mixed with icing sugar and lemon juice- sort of the one that makes you want to eat the entire bowl!
I find the dogs are most eager to consume the remaining liquid or it goes in the chook mash.November 19, 2012 at 6:14 pm #525584
As an addit: I have brewing at the moment my first batch of yoghurt made with our cow’s milk and yoghurt starter from Green Living Australia (link posted above in Blue Wren’s post. They are so helpful too and I rang with a query and there was no trouble at all with them explaining things to me.
Fingers crossed- Miss5 has decided she is ‘over’ easiyo and the only one she was eating was the posho brand from the fruit and vege shop with the fruit puree in the bottom. It was costing me a small fortune as I would have to buy a kilo a week in the hope that she would get some away from her three brothers.
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