Every day of this week so far, I thought it was Friday. Eventually, I’ll be right, but time is crawling! I think it’s because I’m counting down–to this weekend (Matthew comes over), till the end of the semester and a break from teaching (online too) (the 19th-ish till Jan 2nd), till people start visiting for the holidays… I’m also counting up–3 days so far with no coffee (why? I don’t know–it has been grossing me out lately—don’t tell Allie!).
Over the past week, I made yogurt several times, and it was so easy I thought I would share it with you (well, you’ll have to come over if you want to try some!).
Step 1: heat 1L milk to 185 degrees F.
Step 2: Cool milk to 110 degrees F (or if you don’t have a thermometer, just cool till it feels like body temp—stick your clean finger in it!).
Step 3: Put a cup or so of the milk into another bowl, stir in (1) yogurt starter or (2) a container of good quality plain yogurt, until thoroughly mixed.
Step 4: Add this starter to the milk, and stir until mixed.
Step 5: Option 1: pour into containers of a yogurt maker, set timer according to yogurt maker instructions.
Option 2: Pour into glass mason jars (lids off). Heat oven to warm, and then turn it off. Put the jars in the oven, and leave overnight.
Step 6: Transfer to fridge with lids on! Will keep for a week.
I added vanilla stevia to it, and also tried it with peanut butter powder–both were good! I’m not exactly the best at being thrifty in the grocery store, but I am proud to say that this liter of yogurt was significantly cheaper than if I had bought plain yogurt—and I know exactly what is in it and how it was processed!
Other things from my week:
I think that’s enough for one day. I’m excited to be wrapping up the semester so I can focus more on fun things (not that teaching isn’t fun, but it’s a huge time suck).
Sorry the pics are dark and fuzzy—it’s winter in NY–there’s practically no daylight, let alone sunshine!
I have some fitness things to post about soon—Ugi review update, sandbag workout, and other good stuff!
Have you ever made yogurt?
Have you ever done the “egg white trick” to poof up your baked goods?
Hope you’re having a great week!