Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Staple Recipe: Homemade Yogurt

Although I've always been meaning to try, for some reason I have always been a little intimidated by making homemade yogurt...I somehow think I'm going to poison us all! When I've looked into making it before, I've encountered so many different methods -- thermos, oven, slow cooker, yogurt maker, etc, etc that I had the impression that it would be time consuming to find what method would work well. 

Then I  read a recent post on making homemade yogurt over at Dinner with Julie and I finally decided to give it a try using her directions since her method needed nothing more than a pot, a jar and a towel for equipment coupled with minimal effort. 

It could not have been easier or turn out better....all on the first try! It was thick, creamy and just plain good and we've been enjoying it all week. I'm so excited about having added this new staple to my home cooking arsenal.

  If you've ever toyed with the idea of trying to make yogurt at home, or even if the thought hadn't crossed your mind until now...check out Julie's instructions here...you won't be disappointed!

UPDATE: I have found that to get thicker yogurt, just simmer for 10 minutes rather than the 2 minutes in the instructions.
Is there anything that you're a little intimidated to try to make yourself?


  1. I've been wanting to try homemade yogurt, too! Thanks for the link.

  2. Still reading you with great interest. Been meaning to tell you that Barbara Kingsolver's book really inspired me too. Heard we're gonna get to meet one day. The sooner the better. Until then, I'm a fan of yours as you've guessed by now.

  3. Thanks Ludivine! Yeah, I am hoping to make it there in the spring...fingers crossed!


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