If you’re like most Americans, you’ve been finding unique ways to stay busy during the coronavirus pandemic. All across the country, people are taking to challenging recipes and culinary experiments to occupy their copious amounts of free time. Need proof? Just take a look at how many people are baking bread these days!
However, bread isn’t the only demanding culinary adventure out there. Yogurt is another great option for home chefs looking for a challenging process that results in deliciously creamy homemade yogurt that’s free of additives and artificial ingredients. Are you up to the challenge? Here is a simple, two-ingredient recipe for plain yogurt that can be completed in approximately 12 hours.
• 1 gallon 2% milk
• 1 cup plain yogurt with active cultures
1. Pour the milk into a pot and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Reduce heat and simmer, about 10 minutes; do not let it boil over.
2. Remove pot from heat and allow to sit for 30 to 60 minutes. Dip your finger into the milk every once in a while to determine when you can leave your finger in the milk for 10 to 15 seconds without burning. Pour in the yogurt; there is no need to stir.
3. Put the lid on the pot and carefully wrap a blanket around it. Place the wrapped pot in a slightly warm place where it will be undisturbed for 6 to 10 hours; overnight is best. Transfer to the refrigerator to allow the yogurt to continue to thicken.
4. When your yogurt is complete, try it served with fruit or other toppings. You can also mix it in with recipes for a creamy alternative to sour cream.
Shake up your household menu – and put your fully equipped kitchen to use – with this easy-to-follow recipe, courtesy of Oxford at Crossroads Centre Apartments in Waxahachie, Texas.