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 14

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We had 2 great comments and a link shared last week.  We will recap those and open it up for more in this week’s Cultured Gathering!

What’s New at CFH: Save 20% on Kefir Starter & New Recipes!

South Dakota Cultures for Health Story

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. This week save 20% on Kefir Starter!  Also, don’t forget to check the weekly roundup and… 

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Easy Raspberry Yogurt Muffins

Raspberry Yogurt Muffins

  A berry good start to any day, these muffins are the perfect addition to brunch or great for grabbing on the go.

The Space Cadet’s Guide to Keeping a Sourdough Starter

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No one has ever accused me of being Type A, worked up about to-do lists and deadlines, or obsessed with organization. It’s not that I don’t like to-do lists and organized spaces, it’s just that chaos follows me around like a dust cloud follows Pigpen in a Peanuts cartoon. Part of that is my general… 

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