Pot Set Yoghurt

Author: Valerie Pearson   Date Posted:24 March 2017 

This recipe makes a really thick, greek style, pot set yoghurt using using our Mild or Tangy yoghurt cultures.Follow these directions carefully, using regular full cream, homogenised and pasteurised milk, add our Yoghurt Starter Culture, and you will have

This recipe makes a really thick, greek style, pot set yoghurt using using our Mild or Tangy yoghurt cultures. Follow these directions carefully, using regular full cream, homogenised and pasteurised milk, add our Yoghurt Starter Culture, and you will have the best homemade yoghurt ever... no preservatives or additives. Low fat milk can also be used, although the yoghurt may not be as creamy and thick as the "full cream" version. Ingredients:

Equipment:

  • A yoghurt maker or a jar large enough to hold one litre of milk.
  • A stainless steel pot or glass jug if planning to heat the milk in a microwave.
  • Dairy thermometer
  • An esky to put the jar in or a blanket and a warm spot if you do not have a yoghurt maker. Note: The amount of culture used for one litre is VERY SMALL.

Direction:

  1. Add the milk powder to your milk, and heat treat to 90° C for ten minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. The addition of 1/3 cup of powdered milk is optional, and assists in achieving a thicker yoghurt.
  3. We have found that two or three drops of calcium chloride will help produce yoghurt that is just a little thicker, this step is optional.
  4. Allow the milk to cool to 40° C. Add your starter culture and mix well to ensure the culture is evenly distributed.
  5. Pour your milk into the yoghurt maker, or jar you have selected. Maintain the milk mixture between 37° and 43° C for 8-12 hours, or even longer.