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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Weekly Cultured Gathering: June 28

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Last week’s Cultured Gathering featured some beautiful fermented food pictures here.  Also, Becky shared the following comment: “I have a blog, but have not updated it with my new favorite healthy hobby: fermenting. So far this year I’ve learned to make water kefir soda ( favorite flavor is grapefruit/cranberry), milk kefir, and kefir cheese; kombucha… 

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What’s New at CFH: New Recipes & Weekly Recap

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Every week we’re going to bring you the best of the week in posts from right here at the CFH blog, news you can use from the CFH site, and new recipes and products you might be interested in.

Getting Back Into Goat Milk Kefir

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Our family has been drinking goat milk, in one form or another, for years now. If you’ve never had fresh goat milk, then you might think it tastes funny. As someone who was skeptical after a lifetime of cow’s milk, trust me when I say that fresh goat milk tastes great. Commercially produced goat milk… 

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Gluten-free Sourdough Hamburger Buns

Sourdough Hamburger Buns

These hamburger buns are a spin-off of a dinner roll recipe, but work really well as the bookends to the perfect burger (or sandwich). Butter them and toast them, once split, for a delicious gluten-free burger.