Sunday, May 12, 2013
We go through a lot of yoghurt at our house, especially now that I'm experiencing serious smoothie cravings, so I've been experimenting with ways to stretch our store-bought Greek yoghurt sachets further, without sacrificing taste or texture.
Here is my new yoghurt-making routine, which allows me to stretch one yoghurt sachet into four 1KG batches of thick, creamy yoghurt.
Firstly I recommend getting yourself an EasiYo yoghurt maker. Yoghurt-making is a breeze with these things! You can often find them at Op shops for about $3, or brand new from the supermarket they will cost you about $20 - still not breaking the bank.
Here's how I make my yoghurt x4.
Step 1 - Make up a batch of yoghurt using half an EasiYo or Hansells sachet and half a sachet's worth of (cheaper) plain whole milk powder. (Store the other half sachet in the fridge until you're ready to use it.)
Step 2 - Eat this batch of yoghurt almost to the bottom, but while there are still a few tablespoons left in your container, fill it back up with one cup of plain whole milk powder whisked with filterered water. Make a second batch of yoghurt in your EasiYo yoghurt maker with this and eat it all the way down.
Step 3 - Repeat step 1 with the second half of your yoghurt sachet to make your third batch of yoghurt.
Step 4 - Repeat step 2 to make your fourth batch of yoghurt.
You could stretch your yoghurt further by continuing to use milk powder and water mixed with the last bit of yoghurt again and again, but I don't like the taste and texture as much after the first time doing this, so I'm happily sticking with my four lots.
If you give this technique a try, let me know how you get on.
Posted by Emma at 8:45 PM