My daughter is sitting behind me eating my second batch of homemade yogurt. She sort of cringes after each bite and then gives me an encouraging smile. Clearly yogurt making is not as foolproof as the internet would like you to believe.
I ordered the EuroCuisine Yogurt Maker with an Amazon gift card thinking it would:
1) Provide my children with a healthier snack
2) Save us tons of money on yogurt
3) Reduce our impact by eliminating all the plastic containers
4) Satisfy the cravings of my inner mad scientist
Option 4 was the deciding factor and I'm glad because I'm not yet saving any money at all. And yes, I know, I know - I read all the articles on how you can make yogurt on a heating pad but I tend to actually sleep on my heating pad and it reminded me of one of the few "Seinfeld" episodes I saw where Kramer was making salad in the shower.
Batch 1 - I had grand dreams and used the last of our summer berry jam to flavor the milk. I think I overheated the milk and ended up with highly separated yogurt - curds and whey. It was tasty, but odd.
Batch 2 - A bit smoother, with absolutely no flavor. I don't want to over sweeten it and tinkering with the recipe is a bit more wasteful than I'd like. I can use this batch for smoothies.
Any recipes out there, friendly readers? Because my daughter has ingested all she can stand and has moved on to M&Ms.