Valerie is A Canadian Foodie who has inspired many to make their own yogurt and yogurt cheese with Thermomix. Her video for making yogurt can be seen here. The recipe for Valerie’s fool-proof yogurt is shown below. Read below the recipe too for my notes about making yogurt cheese.
- 2 litres (70.5 oz) whole milk
- ½ - 1 cup natural unsweetened yogurt for starter
- Put milk into Thermomix bowl and cook for 20 minutes at 80°C/175ºF. on speed 2-3.
- Cool milk to 37°C/100ºF. This can take up to an hour. I put my Thermomix bowl in the fridge with lid off and then put it back onto the Thermomix base after 30 minutes to check. Watch lights on the base for temperature indication. The temperature of the liquid in the bowl is revealed very quickly because the integrated heat sensors are so accurate. After the first 30 minutes, I check it every 10 minutes or so, depending on how quickly it is cooling. Alternatively, you can use a cooking thermometer for checking as it cools.
- Once milk has cooled add ½ cup to one cup of yogurt (starter) to the milk. The yogurt must be a plain, natural yogurt without sweeteners. I use an organic yogurt with high levels of bacteria indicated on the label as my starter.
- Gently mix yogurt in to milk for only 3-4 seconds on soft speed. (stirring too fast can ruin the yogurt!)
- Cook for 15 min at 37°C/100ºF. on speed 2.
- Pour into directly into Thermo Server (it fits exactly) and leave for 5 hours (or overnight) to incubate. If you don't have a Thermo Server, use a large bowl -- covered with lid or kitchen towel - and place in the oven with just the oven light on. This will keep it warm for the necessary incubation time.
Thanks to cathy79 for transcribing from the video to forumthermomix
It’s easy to make yogurt cheese: All you need is a strainer, or cheesecloth hanging device. I use a jelly bag as shown here. The photos below are to show the lovely solid consistancy of a Thermomix Yogurt Cheese. In this case, the ‘cheese’ is made from Goat’s Milk Yogurt.
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