Sunday, November 11, 2012

Home made Yogurt/自制优酪乳

This is my home made yogurt, we like to add in almond,raisin and sun flower seed when we eat.

This is my yogurt maker. It has 12 small containers/ cups.

This is the "starter / yogurt" that I bought from the supermarket. Only one bottle ( 150 ml) is required.................................................................................................................

It is very easy and economical to make yogurt if you have a yogurt maker....

Yogurt has been praised for its high calcium, protein and vitamin B. The live cultures help maintain a delicate balance of microorganisms in the body, promoting healthy digestive and immune system.

Yogurt or yoghurt  is a dairy product produced by bacterial fermentation of milk. The bacteria used to make yogurt are known as "yogurt cultures". Fermentation of lactose by these bacteria produces lactic acid, which acts on milk protein to give yogurt its texture and its characteristic tang.
Worldwide, cow's milk is most commonly used to make yogurt, but milk from water buffalo, goats, ewes, mares, camels, and yaks is also used in various parts of the world.

The word is derived from Turkish: yoğurt, and is related to the obsolete verb yoğmak "to be curdled or coagulated; to thicken".

酸奶(正式又称酸乳)是乳製品的一种,由动物乳汁乳酸菌發酵而產生。乳酪一詞的英語Yogurt源自土耳其語yoğurt(讀音-- [jɔ‘urt]),引申自形容詞yoğun,意思是濃稠及豐厚,又或是另一動詞 yoğurmak 意思為「揉、使之濃稠」,都是製作乳酪的動作和方法。
  • 台灣依液態或固態分別譯為「發酵乳」、「優酪乳」或「優格」
  • 香港譯為「乳酪」
  • 中国大陆通称「酸奶」、「酸奶酪」

( source: wikipedia)


"starter" 150 ml ( plain yogurt with live cultures)
 fresh milk 1000 ml ( must be plain fresh milk, should not be chocolate flavored or other)

Method :

"Starter yogurt" is required to make yogurt. Starter yogurt is yogurt that has been made with active live cultures, that will help to turn  the milk into yogurt. We can buy a small container of yogurt at the supermarket, make sure that it is " made with live cultures". Furthermore, it should be plain yogurt, not flavored.

Whenever we make yogurt, we need  starter. We can use our own starter too( that is the yogurt that we have made), but over time it looses its potency and the yogurt will not turn out. Therefore, we need to buy a new starter after we have been using over own starter for a few times.

Add the starter to the milk, stir it well and pour it in the containers. Place the containers in the yogurt maker for 8 hours. This is simple and easy.....

Remove the containers from the yogurt maker, refrigerate for 3 hours before serving.

We can serve plain or with any kind of fruits / nuts. If you would like flavored yogurt, just add fresh cut up fruit or a little bit of flavored jam / syrup when you are serving your yogurt... 

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