Incubating Yogurt: The Hot Water Pot Method

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There are many ways to incubate yogurt. Many prefer the simplicity of an electric yogurt incubator which allows you to start it and forget it. Others enjoy the many do-it-yourself methods of making yogurt, even if they aren’t as sure of a thing.

Over the years I have made yogurt using many methods, but never have I ventured into using the electric incubators. This is for no particular reason other than perhaps a bit of an independent streak when it came to the need for electricity. Now that we’re off-grid, that choice is already made for me.

But here in Central Texas weather is wild and unpredictable and our young homestead is no match with an uninsulated kitchen. So when I came upon a simple yogurt-making method involving a pot on top of the stove I decided I might be able to use this method. A glut of goat milk all in one day sealed the deal.

And this was my first successful batch of thermophilic yogurt I’ve made since moving off-grid! Here’s how I did it.

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Fruit Kvass

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Every time I hear about a new and different culturing project, I simply must try it! Especially when it promises such easy and delicious recipes such as this one! You have probably heard of Beet Kvass, which is one of my favorite all time drinks. But have you heard of Fruit Kvass? My kiddos don’t… 

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A Closer Look: New England Sourdough

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This is an easy sourdough to activate and work with. Someone else has used the word “robust” and that seems a perfect description. It might be a mild flavor but it still does have a sourdough flavor that is very popular at our house. I thoroughly enjoy making bread with this starter. -Bonnie

Weekly Recap & Cultured Gathering

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It’s time for the weekly recap as well as your opportunity to share links for the Cultured Gathering.

What’s New at CFH: Save 20% on Yogurt Starter & 3 New Recipes

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This week you can save 20% on Yogurt Starter.  We also have some new recipes, including gluten-free sourdough stuffing, buttermilk whole wheat bread, and sauerkraut and apple coleslaw.