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Friday, October 28, 2011

My Yoghurt Discoveries (1)

First Batch - EDC Recipe - Full Cream Milk
800g full cream milk
50g milk powder
3 Tbsp Pot Set Yoghurt

Combine milk and milk powder in Thermomix - Speed 7 for 10 Seconds
Cook for 30 minutes at 90 degrees on Speed 1
Allow to cool to 37 degrees - (I stuck my finger in when the light came up 37 degrees and it still wasn't really body temperature, i waited an extra 10 minutes or so and then it was perfect)
Add the pot set yoghurt - Speed 4 for 4 Seconds
Cook for 10 minutes - 37 degrees - Speed 1
Pour into thermoserver and wrap in a blanket/towel to keep warm (Or use a thermos like Easiyo)
Leave for 8-12 hours to thicken - be sure not to fiddle with it during this process or move it around
Pop in fridge to chill before serving

* Use Jalna brand POT SET Yoghurt - This is definitely the key - I've tried with Farmers union, generic brand etc natural yoghurts and it is no where near as thick and creamy - kind of hit and miss with these brands.  Jalna is the WAY TO GO.
* When the 37 degree light comes up just test with your finger, it usually needs a tad longer to cool, you'll know if it's too hot - I waited 10 extra minutes
* Don't move your yoghurt around while it is setting - do not disturb the process!!!

This was the best batch I've ever made and I owe it all to the Jalna brand pot set yoghurt.  It was nice and tart and very thick - my husband even commented on how 'shop bought' it looks.  Using the thermoserver was new to me also and it worked great.  Means you can do a double batch if you like.

I would rate this 10/10 - although time consuming and annoying having to wait for the cool down process this is a job worth doing.  I find night time a great time to do it - it can then set overnight and be ready to go in the fridge in the morning


  1. I just made this for the first time a couple of days ago. I used a Greek yoghurt from our farmers market and it turned out fantastic. I used a small flask instead of the thermoserver. Don't know why its taken me so long to try this one!! Really happy with the results.

  2. So, each time you make it, do you use the pot set yogurt or can you 3 Tbsp of your homemade yogurt instead? Do you add fruit or sweetener as you serve it up?

  3. That's great Lisa :-) Bet it was great.
    Michelle, yes you save 3 Tbsp from the batch you just made ready to do your next batch. So you only have to buy the pot set yoghurt to start you off. Usually after about 8 uses I start my culture again by buying another shop bought pot set can go a bit too sour I find the longer it gets used. We just add homemade jam or honey to sweeten. Or honestly my kids now are great at eating it natural. My next experiments will be to add some sugar before cooking it to see the result.....