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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Gluten-free Blueberry Cottage Cheese Pancakes

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These pancakes are higher in protein than most pancakes with the addition of cottage cheese and eggs. They don’t need any topping other than a little fresh cultured butter, but a blueberry sauce will make an extra special breakfast treat! Make these pancakes small and leave plenty of space between them on the griddle because… 

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A Closer Look: Liquid Vegetable Rennet

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Today we are going to take a closer look at Liquid Vegetable Rennet for cheesemaking.

Weekly Cultured Gathering: April 26

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Donna posted last week, “In addition to kombucha and water kefir, I have my first jun starter almost finished brewing. (Jun is a fermented green tea and honey drink.) I’m backing off the sourdough for a while, because we overeat it and we don’t need the carbs…”

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

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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 20% on Yogurt Starters.  Also, check out the weekly recap and… 

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