Fisheaters easy recipe thread
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Okay, last one today. Another versatile recipe.

Crockpot Yogurt - overnight method

1/2 gallon (roughly 2 L) of milk, 2% or whole recommended
min 1/2 cup of yogurt with active bacteria (such as from an old batch or just from plain store-bought yogurt)
a crockpot (at least 3 quart)

At 4 o'clock (16:00), put the milk in your crockpot and set it to "low".

At 7 o'clock (19:00), turn off your crockpot and let it sit. Leave the lid on.

At 9:30-10:00 (21:30-22:00), check your milk. It should have cooled to roughly body temperature. Whisk in the starter/already made yogurt. At this point, I usually turn the crockpot back on low for 5-10 minutes, then turn it off again. Put the lid back on and make sure it's unplugged.

Wrap up the crockpot in several beach or bath towels, and leave it overnight in a draft-free place.

(go to bed)

When you get up in the morning, unwrap your crockpot and whisk your yogurt again. It may have formed a liquid on top - that's normal and can poured off or just whisked back in. It will be thinner than store-bought yogurt.

Transfer to a clean container or jar and put in refrigerator. Chilling will slow the bacteria down/off (if you like it tangier, you can leave it out for a couple more hours). It will keep about a week.

Things to do with your yogurt:


- If it's too thin for your liking, you can strain it to remove some of the whey. To do this, line a colander with several layers of cheesecloth, or use a tightly-wovened dish towel (that's what I do). Pour the yogurt into the lined colander and set inside a large bowl. Allow to drip in the refrigerator to desired consistency.

- Make yogurt cheese. Set to strain as above. Leave at least overnight, and possibly as long as 24 hours, until it's thick like cream cheese. Use in place of cream cheese (delicious on toast).

- Add it to smoothies instead of milk. Great way to get a dose of beneficial bacteria.

- Use instead of sour cream.

- Use it in baking instead of buttermilk.

- Eat it with fresh fruit, or mix in jam, apple butter, or other fruit preserve.

- Sweeten with honey and use as a desert topping.

- Combine with herbs and garlic to make salad dressing.

- If you've strained it and have whey, you can either toss it, or use it in baking or breadmaking in place of water or milk. It adds a distinctive tang. It can also be used to acidify soaking liquid for beans and grains.

Just remember to save at least 1/2 cup for your next batch! Nothing is more annoying than when you go to add the starter, only to realize your spouse has eaten the last of the yogurt!!!!  :LOL:
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Re: Fisheaters easy recipe thread - by PrairieMom - 10-11-2016, 10:19 PM
Re: Fisheaters easy recipe thread - by Zubr - 10-13-2016, 09:58 AM
Re: Fisheaters easy recipe thread - by PrairieMom - 10-13-2016, 12:01 PM
Re: Fisheaters easy recipe thread - by PrairieMom - 10-13-2016, 09:52 PM
Re: Fisheaters easy recipe thread - by Zubr - 10-13-2016, 11:06 PM
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Re: Fisheaters easy recipe thread - by PrairieMom - 10-14-2016, 12:32 PM
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Re: Fisheaters easy recipe thread - by Zubr - 10-15-2016, 10:22 AM
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Re: Fisheaters easy recipe thread - by PrairieMom - 10-16-2016, 06:08 PM
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