Monday, June 28, 2010


While in Arkansas I was talking with a friend about cooking different foods. I had mentioned trying to make yogurt while in Mozambique (which was a flop) and asked her if she had ever tried. She hadn't, but by this time I was wanting to try making yogurt again. (I am a huge yogurt fan! :) ) I decided to take pictures of the process of making it just incase it worked, and lo and behold, it did work :) So, if you wanna know how to make yogurt, here is a good recipe that I found online :)

Step one: Get out all your ingredients. You will need:
  • Vanilla
  • Plain Yogurt (with active yeast cultures!)
  • Sugar (both brown and white)
  • Milk (whole, skim... doesn't matter)
  • Instant Milk (aka powdered milk)

Step two: Measure out 4 cups of milk.

Step three: Measure out 1/2 cup of powdered milk and pour into the milk.

Step four: Measure out 3 Tablespoons of brown sugar and 3 Tablespoons of white sugar. Mix into milk mixture.

Step five: Mix together 1 Tablespoon vanilla.

Step six: Mix in 1/2 cup yogurt starter (plain yogurt). Mix very well! (but not with a blender!)

Step seven: Put into covered jars and if you live in a hot place set them out in the sun. (This is to cook them. They cook at 110ºF for 12-15 hours!)

Step eight: Clean up :) And not to many dishes to clean! YAY!

Step nine: WAIT! The yogurt "cooks" for 12-15 hours. The longer it cooks the more bitter and thicker it becomes. If it is not hot outside, place in oven on 110ºF for about 12 hours. Once that is done place in fridge for four hours.

Step ten: Eat and enjoy! It's great with fresh fruit or plain :)

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