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: May 3

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Post your comment or link in this week’s cultured gathering!  We will get the ball rolling with these:  The Truth About Fermented Foods Pogi Kimchi (Traditional Napa Cabbage Kimchi)

What’s New at CFH: Save 25% on Sourdough Starter

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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. This week you can save 25% on Sourdough Starters.  Also, check out the weekly recap and… 

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Savory Sourdough Skillet Pie (using “discarded” sourdough)

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I often get stuck in a rut with my meals, and my sourdough. I go through the same rotation of dinners and only ever make pancakes from that sourdough starter I keep on feeding. This one pan meal busted me out of both of those ruts, made a super simple meal, and utilized sourdough starter… 

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Cultured Banana Cream Pie with Sourdough Pie Crust and Piima Whipped Cream

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From the Editor: Please welcome Eve, CFH Customer Support Representative and Cultured Kitchen Keeper. Potlucks are a big deal to me. I take them very seriously and always try to challenge myself. A friend decided to throw a pie potluck for their birthday. Luckily, I had just started the Australian Sourdough Starter and I’m not… 

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