Make Your Own Greek Yoghurt

Total Time
50mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
40 mins

Greek yoghurt is awesome stuff. Thick, creamy, rich beyond belief, but still lighter in fat than commercial sour cream, and a great sub for it. Now you can make your own! This is from gourmetsleuth.com. Time to make is approximate, as there is an overnight process involved.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 1 liter full-fat milk
  • 2 -3 tablespoons plain yogurt (room temperature) or 2 -3 tablespoons of home-made yoghurt, mixed with a few tablespoons of milk, to thin (room temperature)

Directions

  1. Bring milk to just under boiling point and then pour the milk into a glass or earthenware dish. Let the milk cool to about 42°C/104°F Pour the yogurt/milk mixture into the milk carefully without disturbing the skin that may have formed on the surface of the milk. Cover with a cloth, place in a warm, draft-free place for 8 to 12 hours or overnight, and do not disturb it until the yoghurt thickens. Drain any excess liquid and store in the fridge.
  2. To make a "thick" yoghurt, remove the skin on the surface of the yoghurt (this is edible, btw, and lovely sprinkled with a bit of sugar) and pour the yoghurt into a muslin or cheesecloth bag. Hang the bag over a bowl and let drain for about 2 hours or until the desired thickness is obtained.
  3. Note: I have now made this recipe using 2% milk and have achieved very good results. Obviously, richness is lost, but so are calories (and fat). ;-).