Home-made yoghurt

Spoonful of plain home-made yogurt with honey | H is for Home

A while ago, I blogged about getting a yoghurt maker. One of our friends must have read the post as she very kindly donated a vintage 1970s electric one a few weeks ago. I excitedly set it up and used it straight away – and this home-made yoghurt post would have happened a fortnight ago… if only I’d done a little research first.

Ingredients for making home-made yogurt | H is for Home

Alas, the yoghurt maker lost its instructions at some point so I just winged it. My first attempt didn’t set and just tasted like gone off milk… revolting! I took to the internet to see if I could find any instructions and realised that the fresh milk I used needed to be pre-boiled. Alternatively, as I’ve done since then, I’ve used whole UHT milk which can be used at room temperature straight from the carton. I also found that adding powdered milk gives a creamier and more set result. Success!

Home-made yogurt in electric yogurt maker

If like us, you consume a lot of yoghurt for breakfast and in cooking, home-made is the way forward. Yoghurt makers are relatively cheap to buy brand new – and they’re also the kind of thing that often languish in cupboards as unwanted gifts. Perhaps a friend or relative has one going spare – or check out some well known auction sites! So far, we’ve been enjoying it with a squirt of honey, but you can add anything you fancy – fresh or stewed fruit, maple syrup or granola to name but three.