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Yogurt

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Izabella Fri 25-Jan-19 11:35:05

This is specifically about making greek yogurt in a slow cooker. Has anyone done this please and if so did you do it/quantities etc?

Izabella Fri 25-Jan-19 11:41:42

how did you do it. Didn't proof read properly!

Craftycat Sat 26-Jan-19 11:51:49

I can make it in my Pressure cooker/slow cooker but so far have not tried ( it was a Christmas present) Looking in the book it says
700ml Full Fat Milk
150 ml 18% Single Cream
150 ml Kefir ( I know Sainsburys sell this but I expect other supermarkets do too.)
It takes 8 hours .

LullyDully Sat 26-Jan-19 12:11:38

Can it be made with skimmed milk? isabella.

Jalima1108 Sat 26-Jan-19 12:13:33

I haven't made yogurt for years but I used to also put some milk powder in as well as milk which made it thicker.

Mamissimo Sat 26-Jan-19 12:30:19

If I do it with skimmed milk I use some milk powder as well because otherwise it’s a bit too thin. I also find UHT milk makes better youghurt. I make 1 Ltr at a time.

Elegran Sat 26-Jan-19 12:45:33

Lots of links www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b&q=how+to+make+greek+yogurt+in+a+slow+cooker

Izabella Sat 26-Jan-19 12:45:38

Thanks all. I am going to use full fat milk but unsure how much of a starter live yoghort to put in and when. Not bothered if its thin as straining it makes it thicker the more you strain

LadyGracie Sat 26-Jan-19 13:57:16

2 litres of milk, 2 tablespoons of live yoghurt, whisk it into warmed milk.

dragonfly46 Sat 26-Jan-19 13:59:47

I make kefir every day and drink it every morning. I find it pretty disgusting but am assured it is doing me good. It is easy to do - just pour 250ml organic milk onto the kefir granules and let it stand for 24 hours at room temperature.

dragonfly46 Sat 26-Jan-19 14:00:40

I dont know if yoghurt is the same but you cannot use metal spoons or containers.

Polly99 Sat 26-Jan-19 15:42:45

I used the bbc good food recipe at recently and it turned out really well. I used long life full fat milk. Sorry can't post the link but it should come up if you google it. Just two ingredients. You wrap the slow cooker in a towel overnight after heating to the correct temperature. Easy to follow instructions.

Anja Sat 26-Jan-19 15:47:38

All the recipes I’ve looked at say either 4 pints or 2 litres (approx)

There’s no way the two of us can eat 4 pints of yoghurt. Can I just adjust amounts pro-rata and what about cooking time? I’d imagine this must stay about the sane?

Greciangirl Sat 26-Jan-19 17:53:38

Does anyone know where to buy kefir granules to make that particular milk.

Also, Dragonfly 46, is it really that simple to make,?

dragonfly46 Sat 26-Jan-19 18:06:48

Yes it is really easy. I got mine granules from a friend because they increase as you make it. You put a teaspoonful of granules in a jug with 250mls of organic milk, cover it and leave it for 12 hours at room temperature. Then stir it with a plastic spoon and sieve it using a plastic sieve into a glass. Put the remaining granules back in the jug and repeat. If you like it stronger you can leave it for 48 hours but I find it hard enough to drink after 12! As the granules increase in number discard the ones you don't need of give them away.