07 Mar '12, 5pm

DIY yogurt is easier than you think. Try this delicious recipe:

DIY yogurt is easier than you think. Try this delicious recipe:

A good thermometer is key when making your own yogurt. (Photo by Dvortygirl.) The following recipe comes from Vanessa Barrington’s book, D.I.Y. Delicious (Chronicle Books, 2010). It’s very easy to make yogurt without a yogurt maker. For equipment, you’ll need a two-quart saucepan, a candy or dairy thermometer (optional but helpful), a one-quart mason jar, and a whisk that will fit into it. You also need a method for keeping your yogurt warm while it cultures. Read the FAQ below before getting started. Makes one quart. Requires 20 minutes active time; 20 minutes passive, but watchful; and eight to 10 hours passive. Ingredients: 1 quart of the best milk available (I use non-homogenized full-fat organic milk from a local dairy) 2 tablespoons plain yogurt with active cultures or 1 teaspoon powdered yogurt starter Pour the milk into a large saucepan and turn the heat to medium-...

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