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jema
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 05 3:46 pm    Post subject: Any volenteers to write a yoghurt making article  Reply with quote    

As i was tasting my yoghurt today as I made up a marinade for my Lamb Biryani It occured to me, that this is one heck of an omission from our article list on the site

I'll do one if need be, but I know there are loads of people better than me out there.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 05 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I will but can I wait a couple of weeks, until things settle down here.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 05 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

alison wrote:
I will but can I wait a couple of weeks, until things settle down here.


Thanks, no rush, it has waited almost 6 months now, a few more weeks will do no harm.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 05 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Remind me if I forget

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 05 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Will ask mother-in-law.......... She buys a pint of milk and STARES at it. Instant yoghurt !!!!!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 05 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

at Blacksmith...hope Mrs Blacksmith doesn' t pop in here too often!

I think Fiddlesticks Julie recently offered, off her own bat, to do a yoghurt making article...I didn't know we were waiting for one though?

One thing worth bearing in mind though is methods...like I think Tahir's mum uses/used the airing cupboard and Jema uses a flask? And I use a Lakeland yoghurt maker...and then there're all the things to do with it afterwards. Iced yoghurt...baking...curries as you say...strained for Greek style/cheese...


So I think the best summary is asking Alison and F Julie to have a chat and see what they can come up with between them (if previous offerings from both are to judge by, both will be worth the waiting )

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 05 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have the lakeland YM so I can do that bit if you want.

I am also going to try buttermilk yog too, seeing that the butter making is going great guns here.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 05 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

alison wrote:
I am also going to try buttermilk yog too


Never heard of it, so that sounds very interesting

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 05 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I find the big flask the lazy way of doing things and my aircupboard is not good for balancing things in.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 05 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bugs wrote:

I think Fiddlesticks Julie recently offered, off her own bat, to do a yoghurt making article...I didn't know we were waiting for one though?

So I think the best summary is asking Alison and F Julie to have a chat and see what they can come up with between them (if previous offerings from both are to judge by, both will be worth the waiting )


I did offer, I've taken one photo ready, just had to get the kids back at school and the house straightened out ( should be vacuuming now actually ) No I didn't know we were 'waiting' for one as it were.

Sounds like Alison certainly has more experience than I, what do you want to do Alison? I don't mind either way.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 05 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

what method do you use Julie?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 05 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I know my own technique has got simpler and simpler, i used to add dried milk, use a thermometre to check temperature, and strain the yoghurt in a mylon straining bag.

Now it's boil, cool till it's about right, flask, wait several hours and pour into container.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 05 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

One of the benefits about adding a couple of teaspoons of dried milk is you do get a thicker yoghurt, which becomes even nicer if you then strain it.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 05 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Any progress on this, or anyone else want to get their oar in?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 05 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you're looking for a 'yoghurt in a flask' how to with pictures for absolute beginners, I can have it for you by tomorrow night?

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