Easy Homemade Yogurt (No Gadgets Needed!) / Jednostavni domaći jogurt (bez ikakvih gedžeta!)

I’ve been on a vacation for the past two weeks and it’s been glorious. I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen and what recently piqued my interest are various homemade fermented foods, so expect a few more posts about such ventures. The first installment is a homemade yogurt which only requires two ingredients and no additional fancy gadgets. You will, however, need to get a hold of unpasteurized full fat milk, as the regular store-bought pasteurized milks will only go bad and won’t ferment into a yogurt.

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INGREDIENTS:

(1.00 EUR)

4 cups full fat unpasteurized milk (0.80 EUR)

½ cup store-bought yogurt of choice, at room temperature (0.20 EUR)

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METHOD:

Add the milk to a pot and warm it up to a point right before it starts boiling. Take the milk off heat and allow it to cool down. Once you can hold your finger in the milk for a few seconds without burning yourself, the milk is ready and you can stir in the yogurt. If the milk is too hot, you’ll kill the good bacteria. Divide the mixture between clean glass containers.

In the meantime, preheat the oven to 75°C. Turn the oven off then place the loosely covered containers with milk mix in the warm oven to ferment for 18-24 hours. Do not turn the oven on during the fermentation process and don’t open the oven door, as you want the environment to remain slightly warm. The longer you let the yogurt ferment, the tangier it’s going to taste, so adjust fermentation time to your own preferences. Once the fermentation is done, seal the containers and store in fridge for up to a week. If you want denser and creamier yogurt texture, like Greek yogurt, you can place the fermented yogurt in a fine mesh colander lined with cheesecloth to drain the extra liquid. Should you decide to make yogurt again, you can use your homemade stuff as a starter culture.

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Zadnja dva tjedna sam na godišnjem i život je divan. Malo više eksperimentiram u kuhinji, a ono što me u zadnje vrijeme posebno zaintrigiralo je razna fermentirana hrana iz kućne radinosti. Stoga očekujte još postova koji se bave tim stvarima. Kao prvu postaju donosim vam super lagani recept za domaći jogurt za koji vam trebaju samo dva sastojka i ne morate imati nikakve specijalne fensi naprave. Doduše, trebati ćete nabaviti punomasno nepasterizirano mlijeko, s obzirom kako će se dućanska pasterizirana mlijeka samo pokvariti bez da fermentiraju u jogurt. Mlijeko sa mlijekomata će u tu svrhu biti idealna opcija.

SASTOJCI:

(7,50 kn)

4 šalice punomasnog nepasteriziranog mlijeka (6,00 kn)

½ šalice kupovnog jogurta po želji, sobne temperature (1,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Mlijeko stavite u lonac i zagrijavajte ga do točke netom prije nego zavrije. Maknite s vatre i pustite da se ohladi toliko da možete u mlijeko umočiti prst i držati par sekundi bez da se opečete, pa onda umiješajte jogurt. Ako vam je mlijeko prevruće, pobiti ćete dobre bakterije i ništa od fermentacije. Raspodijelite miks mlijeka u čiste staklene posude.

U međuvremenu zagrijte pećnicu na 75°C. Ugasite pećnicu, pa u nju stavite labavo poklopljene posude sa mješavinom mlijeka da fermentiraju 18-24 sata. Za cijelo vrijeme fermentacije nemojte ni slučajno paliti pećnicu, niti otvarati vrata, jer želite da unutra i dalje budu postojani uvjeti i relativno toplo. Što dulje jogurt bude fermentirao, to će biti kiselkastiji, pa vrijeme prilagodite vlastitim preferencijama. Kada je fermentacija gotova, čvrsto zatvorite posude i jogurt preselite u hladnjak gdje će držati do tjedan dana. Ako želite još kremastiji i gušći proizvod, poput recimo grčkog jogurta, možete svoj fermentirani jogurt staviti da se cijedi u finoj cjediljci obloženoj gazom. Ako se ubuduće opet odlučite raditi jogurt, kao starter kulturu tada možete iskoristiti svoj domaći jogurt.

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Easy Homemade Yogurt (No Gadgets Needed!) / Jednostavni domaći jogurt (bez ikakvih gedžeta!)

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