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03 May 2009 @ 11:07 am
I have successfully made my own yogurt!

It was INSANELY EASY, with no crazy equipment required (I did use a cooking thermometer, because I suck at temperature guessing, but you don't even really need that). And the most miraculous part: it looks and tastes just like YOGURT! Like it's real, store-bought yogurt! Huzzah!

I got the recipe from Food on the Dole, where there are pikshurz. Works A+ well! Onlee thing I did differently was use 2% milk instead of whole milk.

Yogurt was previously the most expensive item on my weekly grocery list (next to meat, when I buy meat), and I crave it all the time. So now -- CHEAP! Every week, our local grocery store tends to have $1/half-gallon milk coupons, so yogurt = win! (Cheap dairy products with hormones and filler = fail, but still, food > no food.)

Seriously, though, try this just for the OMGSCIENCE element if nothing else. Given my perennial suck at lab science, I doubted it would work, so I was in SHOCK when I pulled out ACTUAL YOGURT.
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Loriel Eris: jack geek // sg1loriel_eris on May 3rd, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
Awesome!!! Not sure whether not I feel brave enough to try it, but I've bookmarked it...
Little Red: aw - cj/d *hugz* - natushkamylittleredgirl on May 3rd, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
No bravery required! :) Srsly, so easy. And, you know, it's bacteria ANYWAY, so it's not like you're worried about bacteria getting in it. Hee.
One Whose Honesty is Stronger Than Her Fear: cookieamilyn on May 3rd, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
Very cool!!!
you're thinking of mr wizard: Borg of Joycleverocity on May 3rd, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I want to try making yogurt!
ankareeda: yellow_heartankareeda on May 3rd, 2009 11:52 pm (UTC)
Awesome! :D

You should totally sell your yogurt ;), the Sparky yogurt would be a topseller. *giggles*
Jessi: oy with the poodles alreadyj_guda on May 3rd, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
Ah, crap. I was gonna ask first and I sort of forgot! So... better to apologize than to ask permission? *headesk*

I recced a story you wrote. A very old story. het_reccers is having their SG1 challenge and I thought "Fave SG1 stories? littlered's "Breaking the Code"!" So I recced it. Is this okay? If it is not I will go take it down immediately.

N/R: our local grocery store tends to have $1/half-gallon milk coupons and orange juice! My sister hoards those coupons for the orange juice.
Little Red: b5 - ivanova oven - crazybeemylittleredgirl on May 3rd, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC)
Of course you may rec me! :-D

Mmmm... ORANGE JUICE! See, I said this, and then those coupons didn't come in this week's circular. Fail!
Jessi: mcgeej_guda on May 4th, 2009 12:21 am (UTC)
Oh good!


Or the eggs/giant pack of english muffins* coupon! Weird! They've been doing that for months!

*Who needs 24 english muffins?! How many people are you feeding?! They don't freeze well and they go stale quickly. There are four people in my house and we usually have trouble finishing a pack of six in a week, let alone four times that!

Ahem. Sorry. FM's ad occasionally sends me into a tizzy of "Whut? No, seriously -- WHAT?"
redbeardredbeard on May 4th, 2009 12:42 am (UTC)
Wow! I am inspired, and may have to try this myself. I'm assuming you stir in a little vanilla, and *presto*! vanilla yogurt?
Little Red: gleee! - nenyamylittleredgirl on May 4th, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
I haven't experimented yet! I love plain yogurt, so I'm just going with that for now. I imagine that you can stir things in after the initial bacterializing phase and it will work? Let me know!
Jainabrightcupenny on May 4th, 2009 03:54 am (UTC)
My mom used to add a little vanilla and some powdered sugar to plain yogurt to make vanilla yogurt.
Havochavocthecat on May 4th, 2009 04:28 pm (UTC)
I'm so trying that. Thank you!
Ravennoradannan on May 5th, 2009 01:10 pm (UTC)
I want to try that too, but I find myself still doubting. It really tasted like yogurt? And it didn't kill you? Seriously that easy?
Little Redmylittleredgirl on May 5th, 2009 02:50 pm (UTC)
Still not dead! And it tasted exactly like the store-bought yogurt that I took the original culture from!! It's plain unsweetened yogurt, so it's naturally on the tart side, but mmmm delishhhh. I left it in the bacterializing stage for about 5 hours... I might leave it longer next time to see if it gets even firmer. But dude. MAGIC. And no death!