Your amazing Chef Wale is here to save you stress and money when it comes to yogurt as always.
I know you may be thinking, can I make my yogurt in the comfort of my home?
Yes, you can.
Yoghurt is one of the first things I learned 9 years ago and I have done and seen different types of Amazing yoghurt.
Yoghurt has many health benefits mainly because it’s a fermented milk product.
Why is a fermented milk drink good for your body?
Firstly, you should understand that not all microorganisms are evil in the body; in fact, without them, we might all be dead (As a microbiologist and a chef, you can take that from me).
So, one of the good organisms comes into play when we make yogurt and that’s the Lactobacillus acidophilus which comes in branded packs called Yoghurmet.
Benefits Of Taking Yoghurt ( Fermented Milk Product)
Table of Contents
- It enhances digestion
- Taking yogurt regularly prevents or treats intestinal diseases
- It enhances or improves the immune system and has lots more amazing benefits… (Don’t be lazy and read more online… Our focus is on how to make it. lol)
STEPS TO MAKING YOGURT:
Yogurt making is a delicate art so it is highly recommended you wash and sterilize all the equipment that would be needed to make the yogurt. Don’t forget to get your kitchen thermometer… very important.
Why do you need a thermometer?
This is because you are dealing with the fermentation process which requires that the good bacteria be alive to perform their duty. If the milk gets too cold, the bacterial growth and work will be hindered and if it gets too hot, they will be denatured —-die.
- yogurt (yogurt culture)
- Powdered milk (250g)
- Flavor (s)
- Water (5litres)
The first step is to mix your milk thoroughly with water making sure there are no clumps.
The next step is to pour into a clean pot and heat the milk to 180 degrees. (Now you see why you need your thermometer)
Then, take off the heat and let it cool down to 115 degrees (it’s not compulsory it’s the exact 115 however, get between the range of 112-115 degrees)
Dissolve your starter culture (yogurt) with a little water mix with the warm milk and stir gently.
Now this is the important part:
THE INCUBATION PERIOD
The processing yogurt needs to be placed (9-12hrs) in a warm environment that will maintain the warm temperature and allow the starter to work efficiently.
Then, you have your Yoghurt. However, how do you achieve this?
Strategy 1: You can set up a 60-watt bulb inside a big box, Set your container/s inside and cover. This will do the trick as the heat from the yellow bulb will help maintain the temperature.
Strategy 2: If you live in Africa or Dubai where we have abundant sunlight and heat, you don’t have a problem. Just wrap the container in a clean piece of clothing and put it in a stuffed corner.
Strategy 3: Put in an oven. Ovens generally do have a warm temperature especially if the burner above has been used to cook earlier; Just don’t be forgetful to switch on your oven.
After 9-12 hours, your yogurt is set. Add sugar to taste, flavor, and food coloring and package for sale or consumption.
Why do I love making yogurt?
One of the reasons I love to make yogurt is because if I want to make another fresh batch, I don’t have to procure another yogurt. All I need to do is separate a batch of yogurt before adding sugars and flavors store it in a refrigerator and use it as my starter.
I hope I have done justice to this post However, if you need clarification, all you need do is reach out to me and I will respond immediately.
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