I eat a lot of Greek yoghurt, so when I discovered an easy method to make it I was thrilled.
I have tweaked the method to suit my own liking and this is what I am sharing with you today.
You will need one of these Easiyo's to make this yoghurt. They are very cheap to buy. I found mine in the op shop.
Step 1: Fill up the kettle with water and boil.
Step 2: While the kettle is boiling, half fill litre container with cool water. I use filtered rain water.
Step 3: From the freezer I take out a packet with one tablespoon of saved frozen Greek yoghurt inside. You can either use a purchased packet of powdered yoghurt or use a tablespoon of purchased Greek yoghurt.
And add this to the water. This doesn't take long to thaw.
Take out one and half cups of the milk.
Step 6: Add the one and half cups of powdered milk to the jar half filled with water and yoghurt added. Mix well with the fork.
Step 7: Top up the jar with water and continue to mix until powdered milk is well combined.
Now is the time I will explain about the glass jar I use. I just prefer glass to plastic for obvious reasons.
The only thing is that the boiling water can be too hot when placing the jar into the flask. I have learned the hard way, trust me haha!
Step 9: I put the lid on and then place the container in the hot water inside the flask. Leave to sit overnight (I make mine at night). If you cant leave it overnight, let sit for at least eight hours.
Next morning your yoghurt should look like this. Nice and thick!
And there you have it. Tania's method for Greek yoghurt, easy peasy! A while ago I worked out the cost for this and can not quite remember the total, but it is a lot less than a dollar a litre, so a great saving there. Tastes so much better than the store bought variety!
Do you make your own yoghurt? If so, what method do you use?
~edited to add; to make sure the yoghurt mix is blended really well, you can use a stick blender or give a good shake once the lid is on securely. A good beating with a fork works for me but may not for others.
See you soon with an overdue update!