Until recently I had never made yoghurt at home before, never even thought about it. In fact, I hadn’t really bothered with yoghurt at all as a food of choice, at least not until I became a Thermomix Independent Advisor and got my Thermomix TM5 recently.
I did my Thermomix Advisor training in July 2014 with a group of 9 under the expert tutelage of the amazing Suzanne Crafer. During my training I made friends with Nic Appleton and Nina Benning, who told me about a number of yoghurt recipes that were on Thermomix blogs, so I thought – “Why not?”, so I gave one of the recipes a try.
Although inspired, I felt the recipe I used left too much to chance, so following further advice from my new found friend Nic, I bought myself an EasiYo, manual yoghurt maker. The recipe below is inspired by another new friend Andrea whose blog Forking Foodie has a great yoghurt recipe with lots of really interesting and informative information. Do check out Andrea’s page because there are lots of amazing recipes to be found here.
- 1 lt full-fat milk
- 50g natural organic yoghurt
- 1 x EasiYo Thermos & 1lt EasiYo jar (bought together)
- Measure 1 lt milk into your TM bowl. Heat milk 10 minutes / 80C / Speed 2.
- Immediately carry on the ‘cooking’ process and heat the milk for 15 minutes / 90C / Speed 2.
- Pour the ‘cooked’ milk into a small saucepan, cover with the TM lid or cover with the TM simmering basket. This will help speed up the heat reduction.
- 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.
- Carefully remove any skin that has formed on the milk and discard and return the milk to your clean TM bowl.
- Add 50g natural organic yoghurt and cook for 2 minutes / 37C / Speed 2.
- While cooking, boil a kettle and pour into the EasiYo jar to sterilise.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Thermomixing with Malcy TIP:
1 lt of yoghurt usually lasts me a 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.
You can also buy 250ml EasiYo screw top jars – ideal for lunch at work or home.
Please note this recipe has not been approved by Thermomix.uk