Sunday, July 17, 2011

Crockpot vs. Yogurt Maker

Crockpot
                                                                           VERSES
Yogurt Maker


A friend asked if I could make yogurt in a crockpot? Good question, as you know I have made yogurt different ways.
1)
http://domesticatedengineer.blogspot.com/2009/01/yogurt-making.html
2)
http://domesticatedengineer.blogspot.com/2009/11/easy-yogurt-making.html
 3)
Today I will show you yet another way, but no I didn't invent this. Sharon did. Her website is here:
 http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/10/you-can-make-yogurt-in-your-crockpot.html
And if you want another idea go here, to Sofya's site:
http://girlsguidetobutter.com/2010/02/crock-pot-yogurt/
I really liked both of their blog sites.
 8 cups whole-milk (1/2 gallon)
1/2 cup Dannon plain yogurt (1/2 cup from a previous batch of fresh yogurt or package of starter)
 thick bath towel
 4 quart crockpot
Plug in crockpot on low.
Add milk, cover and cook on low 2 1/2 hours.
Unplug crockpot. Leave the cover on and let sit for 3 hours.
When 3 hours have passed scoop out 2 cups of the milk and put in a bowl.
Whisk in 1/2 cup of the yogurt (or stater).
Then dump the bowl contents back in the crockpot. Stir to combine.
Put the lid back on and keep it unplugged.
Wrap the towel around the crockpot for insulation.
Go to bed, or let it sit for 8 hours. In the morning, the yogurt will have thicken--- it's not as thick as store-bought yogurt.
This will last 7 to 10 days. Save out 1/2 cup to start new batch.

Can eat plain or

add some fresh fruit and sweetener of your choice. 
My verdict: I think I like the yogurt maker better as it is thicker and creamier. The crockpot will do if you can't find or afford a yogurt maker. It did taste good and there are many recipes you can use yogurt in, especially baked goods.
ENJOY!

1 comment:

Lizzy said...

Cool! I've never made yogurt before, so nice to know I can try it without investing in a yogurt maker :)