Sunday, January 25, 2009
My awesome friend Lori gave me a yogurt making machine. She knows I like "less messed with foods" whenever I can eat them. Yes, processed foods get plenty of use in my house, but I am trying to simplify and cook more REAL food for my family.
I finally made a batch.
OK - I confess..... I experimented RIGHT AWAY instead of actually following the directions. I just love goat cheese, so thought I'd try making it 25% goat milk (canned - I still can't find it fresh, despite the high population of goats around here). I tossed in some vanilla and the base was the World's Cheapest Stuff: powdered milk (non-fat).
The first bite was a little disconcerting, what with the tangy goatiness of it and all. But enough to encourage a second bite. After that, I was gobbling it out of the jars like I hadn't eaten in weeks. It has the most velvty, creamy texture and is even slightly reminiscent of creme brulee.
The hardest part now will be reserving that last 6 ounces out of each batch to "start" the active culture in the next batch.