The Quest for the Perfect Yogurt

For the past few months, I have been experimenting with yogurt-making and this is also when I first bought my yogurt machine.

My first experiment failed, miserably. It looked like semi-yogurt when it was still in the fridge but as soon as it was out of the fridge it became liquid, more like laban! For my first attempt, I followed the instructions that came with the machine., which was basically mixing a litre of milk with 1/4 cup yogurt and then adding it to the machine.

On my second attempt, I adjusted it slightly by adding two tablespoons dry milk powder. It turned out fine but it was still very liquidy! And then I tried to adjust the amount of the milk powder and I even used the yogurt that I made as a starter thinking it would work.

I would of course still eat it but it was still not yogurt! I remember once giving up on a batch I made, so my mother took it and made it into labnah. It turned out really good!

It’s been awhile since I last used it. I was lately inspired in the supermarket (Co-Op) the other day and bought milk and activia yogurt to use as my starter. After some research online, I finally used the long-route method.

And this is the result… Continue reading