Traditional Greek yogurt is made with goat’s milk and strained to remove any whey to produce a very thick cultured milk product. Traditional Greek yoghurt is not a heirloom culture. You are unable to reculture it indefinitely. Many of the “Greek-style” products you find in the supermarkets are made from cow’s milk and a thickening agent. Our culture is a heirloom “Greek-style” yoghurt starter which means it can be recultured time and time again. Our culture contains the bacteria Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus.
We use single cream as a thickening agent with our culture to product a very airy, thick yoghurt that is often full of bubbles. It is the kind of thing your used to buying from the supermarket as a “Greek-style” yoghurt. The great thing with our culture is that you can make it at home without the need to add sugar, preservatives or emulsifiers. This is a thermophilic yoghurt. It requires a yoghurt maker to be able to work with the culture. These can be picked up online reasonably cheap (less than £20). If your looking to make supermarket style yoghurt at home. This is the culture for you!
To activate your yoghurt, boil 200ml of milk and allow it to cool back down to room temperature. Once cooled, stir in 50ml of single cream. Add the starter culture to this mixture. Place it in the yoghurt maker for 4-12 hours until you notice that the mixture has set and started to turn into yoghurt. This usually happens at around 6 hours.
If your yoghurt maker has a temperature setting, the ideal temperature is 42 degrees. Not all yoghurt makers have this setting. If not, don't worry. It will be around that temperature by default.
Place it into the fridge and leave it for at least 2 hours to set. Remove two tablespoons from the mixture for the next batch and follow the instructions below. You can consume the remainder of the yoghurt left after removing the two tablespoons.
Feel free to experiment with flavouring your yoghurt. The important thing to remember is to always remove enough Greek yoghurt to reculture the next batch before you add any flavourings.
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