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Until recently I had never made yoghurt at home, I’d never even thought about it. In fact, I hadn’t ever really bothered with yoghurt at all until after major heart surgery, when I had to lose a couple of stone.  My Thermomix mate Nic told me about EasiYo, manual yoghurt maker and the recipe below is inspired by another Thermomix friend Andrea whose blog Forking Foodie  has a great yoghurt recipe with lots of really interesting and informative information. Do check out Andrea’s pages because there are lots of amazing recipes to be found there.

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Ingredients

  • 1 lt full-fat milk
  • 50g natural organic yoghurt

Essential equipment

  • 1 x EasiYo Thermos & 1lt  EasiYo jar (bought together)

Method

  1. Measure 1 lt milk into your TM bowl. Heat milk 10 minutes / 80C / Speed 2.
  2. Immediately carry on the ‘cooking’ process and heat the milk for 15 minutes / 90C / Speed 2.
  3. Pour the ‘cooked’ milk into a small  saucepan, cover with the TM lid and cover with the TM simmering basket. This will help speed up the heat reduction required.
  4. Reduce the heat down to 35C , checking with a temperature probe – this should take around 90 minutes.  The temperature accuracy is critical, however it will still work as long as it is not higher than 37C.
  5. Carefully remove any skin that has formed on the milk and discard and return the milk to your clean TM bowl.
  6. Add 50g natural organic yoghurt and cook for 2 minutes / 37C / Speed 2
  7. While cooking, boil a kettle and pour into the  EasiYo jar to sterilise.
  8. Pour 1 pint (550 ml) of the hot sterilising water into the base of the EasiYo thermos and add a further 1 pint (550 ml) of cold water to the thermos. Add the red plastic spacer provided to the Thermos flask.
  9. Pour the milk mixture into the EasiYo jar, screw the cap on tight and place into the EasiYo Thermos. Screw the top on and put to one side in your kitchen for 8 hours. Ideally you are best not to move the Thermos again.
  10. After 8 hours, remove the yoghurt jar and store in your refrigerator.

PRESTO! You have one litre of fabulous, creamy yoghurt!

So do give this great little recipe a try.

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Thermomixing with Malcy TIP:

1 lt of yoghurt usually lasts me around one week; depending on whether I use it for soups, curry, cakes, brekkies, desserts etc ……

Do try the Yoghurt Cake recipe on Page 328 of The Basic Cook Book (TM5) or on the Recipe Chip – very tasty!

You can also buy small 250ml EasiYo screw top jars – ideal for lunch at work or home.

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