I thought I'd share the recipe I use for making yogurt. I modified it slightly from the recipe on Domestic Soul. This makes a nice thick yogurt. I love to add my garden fresh strawberry jam and some granola for a sweet tasty snack.
42 fl oz Raw Milk
1 packet of sweet yogurt culture
2.5 teaspoons of Great Lakes gelatin
1 Add the milk and gelatin to a saucepan. Gently heat until the milk reaches 110 degrees.
(I usually stop at 105 because my thermometer will go up to 110 from residual heat. Do not go over 110. See notes below.) Stir to fully incorporate the gelatin. No lumps!
2 Add the starter and stir to incorporate.
3 Pour the mixture into the glass jars that came with the yogurt maker – each jar holds 6oz – leaving the jar lids off. I use the Euro Cuisine YM100 Automatic Yogurt Maker
4 Cover the yogurt maker with the yogurt maker lid and turn on.
5 Let heat for 24 hours.
6 After 24 hours, add a lid to each jar and store in the refrigerator. It will thicken up nicely as it chills.
7 Eat and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from domesticsoul.com
7 GREAT USES FOR SOURED RAW MILK
Do you ever have a jar of milk that you just didn’t drink fast enough? The stuff is liquid gold so you don’t want to throw it away. Raw milk does not go bad like pasteurized store bought milk. It sours and it is still good to use. Here are 7 ways you can use the sour milk.
*Don’t want to drink it or cook with it, feed it to the dogs or cats. It is very good for them too.
*Do you love to take a nice relaxing bath? Add it to your bath water for wonderful soft skin. You can even add in some essential oils if you don’t like the smell. Plus they are beneficial also.
*Use the soured milk to soak your grains in some extra nourishment.
*One of my favorite ways to use it up is to make pancakes. You can use sour milk in place of buttermilk. YUMMY!!!
*Soak your fish or chicken in the soured milk to help tenderize the meat.
*Add it to your smoothies for a nutritious boost.
*Add a bit of water and use it to water your garden. Your plants will thank you.
Soured milk can you be substituted in any recipe calling for buttermilk, yogurt, or sour cream. So don’t dump that milk down the sink, put it to good use.
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