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Found a new blog today (new to me that is) about crock pot cooking
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Posted to Thread #16372 at 8:52 am on Oct 4, 2009
It's called "A Year of Slow Cooking" and after looking at a few of her recipes I think I would like to try her cookbook.
I was particularly interested in the blog about making yogurt at home. Does anyone do this? I really miss eating yogurt but can't do cow's milk, and goat and sheep yogurt, while delicious, it terrifically expensive.
Once I finish using the crock pot with this cursed chicken dish (see Revision to Saturday Six above), and am well enough to go to the store I will try some goat yogurt in the crock pot! (excerpt below)
--8 cups (half-gallon) of whole milk--pasteurized and homogenized is fine, but do NOT use ultra-pasteurized. (Debbie recommends starting with whole milk until you get the hang of yogurt-making)
--1/2 cup store-bought natural, live/active culture plain yogurt (you need to have a starter. Once you have made your own, you can use that as a starter)
--frozen/fresh fruit for flavoring
--thick bath towel
This takes a while. Make your yogurt on a weekend day when you are home to monitor.
I used a 4 quart crockpot. This is so exciting. My fingers are shaking!
Plug in your crockpot and turn to low. Add an entire half gallon of milk. Cover and cook on low for 2 1/2 hours.
Unplug your crockpot. Leave the cover on, and let it sit for 3 hours.
When 3 hours have passed, scoop out 2 cups of the warmish milk and put it in a bowl. Whisk in 1/2 cup of store-bought live/active culture yogurt. Then dump the bowl contents back into the crockpot. Stir to combine.
Put the lid back on your crockpot. Keep it unplugged, and wrap a heavy bath towel all the way around the crock for insulation.
Go to bed, or let it sit for 8 hours.
In the morning, the yogurt will have thickened---it's not as thick as store-bought yogurt, but has the consistency of low-fat plain yogurt.
Blend in batches with your favorite fruit. I did mango, strawberry, and blueberry. When you blend in the fruit, bubbles will form and might bother you. They aren't a big deal, and will settle eventually.
Chill in a plastic container(s) in the refrigerator. Your fresh yogurt will last 7-10 days. Save 1/2 cup as a starter to make a new batch.
Be sure to see the end of her blog that talks about the cost savings. It was rather eye opening....
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Other messages in this thread:
- 16372. Found a new blog today (new to me that is) about crock pot cooking [LINK] - Heather_in_SF - 8:52am on 10/04/09 (37)
- This looks good, thanks for posting. I love my crockpot! [NT] - DawnNYS - 3:06pm on 10/04/09
- If anyone can disabuse me of a fear of leaving a crockpot on while away for the day, I'd love it :) - ErininNY - 3:45pm on 10/04/09
- I have a gorgeous new Rival 5 qt one, a gift from a dear friend, I love it... - Heather_in_SF - 3:52am on 10/05/09
- Erin, I leave mine all the time. Put it on early in the morning and come home to a wonderfully ... - elaine - 5:23pm on 10/05/09
- I have 2, both Rival: a regular-size one and also a mini one - DawnNYS - 2:13pm on 10/06/09
- Heather - Dawn... whoever else -- could we start a crockpot recipes thread? - cheezz - 9:18pm on 10/04/09
- Rump Roast with Peppers by AngAk is terrific! [LINK] - Cindy - 10:34pm on 10/04/09
- Hey Orchid, It worked!!! [NT] - Cindy - 10:36pm on 10/04/09
- WooHoo! Good job Cindy! :0) [NT] - orchid - 2:42am on 10/05/09
- That's a great idea - I'll post some when my finger stops itching/throbbing (see My Saturday Six!) [NT] - DawnNYS - 11:49pm on 10/04/09
- Great idea, I am still learning how to use mine. [NT] - Heather_in_SF - 3:53am on 10/05/09
- Moroccan Chicken - elaine - 5:16pm on 10/05/09
- I know I'll love this one.. Wonder what ever happened to Sally....Someone on the old Prodigy board - Marsha tbay - 5:44pm on 10/05/09
- Chicken Jambalaya - elaine - 5:19pm on 10/05/09
- I tried Manicotti in the crockpot over the weekend and it was AWESOME. - desertjean - 7:05pm on 10/05/09
- oh wow, thanks for this one! [NT] - AngAk - 7:30pm on 10/05/09
- Thank you sharing, Jean. [NT] - Marsha tbay - 12:45am on 10/06/09
- I would have never, ever thought of a crock pot and this type of meal. Thanks dj. [NT] - MarilynFL - 11:28am on 10/06/09
- Will definitely be trying this one! Thanks for sharing. [NT] - fressca - 1:28pm on 10/07/09
- Here are a few of my favorites: Rec: Hearty Bean and Beef Stew - DawnNYS - 11:17am on 10/06/09
- Rec: Chicken Enchiladas in the Crockpot - DawnNYS - 11:22am on 10/06/09
- Rec: Easy Chicken and Rice Casserole in the Crockpot - DawnNYS - 11:25am on 10/06/09
- Favorite crockpot tips to share for the wary? - desertjean - 12:54am on 10/06/09
- I also like to start out at high for the first hour to get the heat up, then turn it down, if I'm - AngAk - 5:51pm on 10/06/09
- REC: Coconut Beef Curry in Crockpot by Anna_X [LINK] - cheezz - 11:48pm on 10/07/09
- REC: Chicken Enchilada Casserole in the Crockpot by DawnNYS [LINK] - cheezz - 11:50pm on 10/07/09
- REC: Crockpot Curried Chicken Legs by Dawn_MO [LINK] - cheezz - 11:53pm on 10/07/09
- REC: Luau Pork by Debbie_in_GA [LINK] - cheezz - 11:55pm on 10/07/09
- REC: Mahogany Chicken in a Crockpot (with pork variation) by DawnNYS [LINK] - cheezz - 12:00am on 10/08/09
- Ranch Pork Roast - lorijean - 2:09pm on 10/08/09
- Easy Dulce de leche >>> [NT] [LINK] - Heather_in_SF - 9:24am on 10/13/09