Monday, April 22, 2013

Homemade Yogurt with Fresh Berries and Honey


Good morning! How was your weekend? Mine was relaxing, and filled with baking, old movies, a few good books and of course the Internet. It was so nice to wake wake up Saturday and know that things in Boston had switched from uncertainty and terror, to healing and moving on to the future. 


In addition to a few chocolate creations, I did make something healthy, easy and delicious. Homemade Yogurt from Bon Appetit.



Homemade Yogurt
Recipe from Bon Appetit


Tools:

Heavy Sauce pan
Candy Thermometer
32 oz. jar with lid

Ingredients:

4 cups of whole milk
3 tablespoons yogurt with active live cultures

Directions:

Over medium heat, in a medium sauce pan heat milk to 185 degrees on a candy thermometer. Stir the milk gently, and often so that it does not stick to the bottom.

Once the milk reaches 185 on thermometer, reduce heat to low and let the milk cook for an additional 20 minutes.

While cooking the milk prepare a bowl of ice and water.

 Place pan of heated milk in the water bath and sir constantly until the milk reaches 110 degrees. Do not go below 110 degrees. Once milk reaches 110, immediately add the 3 Tablespoons of yogurt and stir gently. 

Pour mixture into 32 oz jar, cover and place in a warm spot for 10-12 hours. Do not move. 

Stir and store in the refrigerator.

Notes: For tangier yogurt, let sit an additional 8 hours. Then refrigerate.

To make Greek yogurt: After the initial 10-12 hours,  line a small sieve with coffee filters pour in yogurt, suspend the sieve over a bowl and let sit for an hour. Or pour into a yogurt strainer and let whey drain off. 





This yogurt is scrumptious. I particularly like with with fresh berries and a little honey. Have you ever made your own yogurt? Is it something you would try?



If you have I would like to know how you liked it, or if you have another recipe to try let me know. 

Have a great week!

21 comments:

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    1. I hope you are having a great week! Thanks for visiting!

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  2. OH YUM! I have never made my own, but I am sure it is wonderful. I am hooked on Greek style vanilla yogurt with cocoa powder and raspberries or cherries! SO GOOD!

    Have a super week my dear! Anita

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    1. Oh my friend, thank you for visiting! I hope that you are having better weather! Take care, Elizabeth

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  3. Yum! This is a staple for me, well not the homemade yogurt part, I normally buy Greek yogurt and love mixing it with berries and at times granola. Healthy and satisfying. Enjoy your day!

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    1. Tina, I have never made my own either but I thought it would be fun to try. I only eat it a few times a week so I am not sure I will continue to make it. Have a great day!

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  4. I've never made my own homemade yogurt, but I probably should since I eat it everyday! I love the Fage with honey, so I think I'd like your yogurt with the berries and honey. :D

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    1. I have never made my own, but as I had seen it several times on Pinterest and in Bon Appetit I thought I would try it!

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  5. I love plain yogurt with fruit and a touch of honey...yum! I have long wanted to try making my own. Thanks for sharing the recipe...bookmarking this!

    Hope you had a nice weekend.

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    1. The recipe is so, so easy. And delicious. LEt me know if you try it!

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  6. Elizabeth, this looks and sounds delicious! And your photos are beautiful. Have a great week!

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  7. Love this! I used to make it all the time as a kid.. and this is incentive to try it again. I recall it having a very unique flavor. Love the berries on top!

    xxleslie

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    1. Leslie, it is so good, and easy. I love the berries and the honey.

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  8. I have actually been wanting to make yogurt, and it doesn't look that hard. Thanks for sharing!
    Stacy

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  9. tHANKS FOR STOPPING BY THE BLOG.
    -lr

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  10. It has been too many years. I was never really happy with the consistency; a bit too thin. I may need to try again. Your photographs are wonderful.

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  11. It looks like my "go to" breakfast without the homemade yogurt part! I use greek yogurt and add my homemade granola and whatever fruit I have around. The perfect way to start the day!

    xoxo

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  12. This looks amazing - so wish I had yogurt and fresh berries right now with my morning coffee...can't wait to try!!

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  13. I haven't made my own yoghurt, but must give it a try, your breakfast looks superb.

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  14. Quite a way to start the day....

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