Yogurt, yoghurt, or yoghourt is a food 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.

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Using fermenting muesli to make muffins

I make a large bowl of Swiss muesli for summer meals. The basic ingredients are 1 part yogort, 1 part almond milk ( could be soy or regular milk), 1 part muesli mix (I like to use Alpen cereal) and ...
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Can I pasteurize milk in a jam jar?

The InstantPot manual says that I can use a bottle or container to make yogurt. It says to first pasteurize the milk (using the steam function to heat it to at least 180F/83C) then cool to 115F/46C ...
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I've tried to make yougurt but I've got soured milk - what went wrong?

I've tried to made home-made yogurt. I've tried to follow the receipt first by pasteurizing milk to kill the bacteria, waiting until the milk is 107 degree and adding culture. I've used incubator for ...
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substitute for dairy products? [closed]

I am a cookery student. As a part of my course, I need to create dietary menus. I have chosen dairy free. Because I am allegy to dairy it can help me to understand how I can produce dairy free food. I ...
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What features should I look for in a vessel for making Indian curd (yogurt / Dahi)?

What is the most suitable vessel to make perfect curd without any liquid in it? If that true that a clay vessel will be good for it because clay will absorb liquid and the remaining thing you get will ...
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Is it possible to make yoghurt at home with dairy-free milks (soy, coconut, etc)?

I regularly make my own yoghurt from cow's milk by adding live yoghurt and leaving it to incubate for a few hours. Is it possible to make dairy free yoghurt (from soy milk, or coconut milk, or other ...
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Why yoghurt comes out different every time?

When I make yoghurt at home the result is different every time even though I follow exactly the same procedure: Bring a gallon of milk to 85°C Cool to 43°C Add yoghurt culture from the previous time ...
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best dairy-free yogurt for meat marinade (Biriyani)

I am cooking biriani for a party and one of the guest is dairy-intolerant. In biriani, marinading the meat with yogurt+spices is an essential step, and I dont have experience with non-dairy yogurt. ...
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Do commercial yogurt starters (i.e.: store-bought yogurt) actually degrade over time?

I've seen quite a few sites make the claim that commercial yogurt starters will stop working after a few generations (example), so home yogurt makers should use "heirloom" starters. However, many of ...
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How to make skyr more fluid

I am currently trying skyr, an Icelandic yoghurt/cheese. I am preparing this mostly with fruits, nuts and cereals. I would appreciate if anybody has a suggestion on how to make it more fluid in order ...
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Does the yogurt set from 500 ml milk result in 500 g yogurt?

I want to prepare 500 g yogurt. I have 500 ml skimmed milk. So, will the resultant yogurt be of 500 g? If not, then how much skimmed milk do I need to get 500 g yogurt?
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Does yogurt maker keeps object at optimal temperature maybe around 40 centigrade, or current temperature of object?

First of all, I'm in Korea, and sorry for my bad English. I'm trying to make yogurt at home, so I've searched out the best yogurt machine on the internet. Something weird is that most yogurt ...
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How to prevent greek yoghurt getting more sour

My mum has always liked making home made yoghurt, but the major problem with it has been the fact that it gets more sour over time. The night after she makes it the flavour is usually a perfect ...
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Can you freeze yogurt

Can you freeze yogurt? It was on sale, and I am going to use it to make smoothies.
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What's the difference between heirloom and direct-set yogurt cultures?

Yogurt cultures seem to come in two varieties: heirloom and direct-set. The difference between the varieties is that one is a carefully selected mix of bacterial strains (direct-set), and the other ...
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What is the shelf life of cookies made with Greek Yogurt?

After baking cookies with greek yogurt, How long would they be good if stored in the freezer or fridge? Will they still be safe to enjoy? Is this the same with greek yogurt cakes/pies?
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Why does yoghurt need to feed on milk products? Why not plain sugar?

My understanding is that yoghurt is is the biproduct of a yoghurt culture, a bacteria, eating lactose and excreting the yoghurt. My question is - why does it need to be lactose that the yoghurt ...
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What precautions need to be taken while using sour culture for setting yogurt?

The home made yogurt culture I have is sour. Is it possible to get non sour yogurt from sour culture? What precautions need to be taken while using sour culture for setting fresh yogurt?
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“Overly sour yogurt is a sign of inconsistent inoculation” - What is inoculation?

From here: http://cooking.stackexchange.com/a/13533/6168 Overly sour yogurt is a sign of inconsistent inoculation From: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/inoculation The act or an instance of ...
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How does substituting yogurt into a cake change the texture and why can it be used?

I've read about using yogurt in cake recipes to make them healthier. I was wondering how and why does replacing the fat by yogurt work, in particular whether the cake becomes rubbery and how to avoid ...
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Why do they put the fruit on the bottom?

Why do they put fruit at the bottom of the yogurt? Why not at the top, or just mixed in?
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Soon-to-be cultured milk with fresh fruit safe for consumption?

Recently my cousin started to make yogurt. She told me that she puts diced, fresh fruit (strawberries, peaches) into the inoculated milk (pasteurized or sterilized, I don't know. 1) and then let this ...
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What do I substitute for Greek yogurt in a pizza dough?

The two ingredient pizza dough recipe calls for 1 cup of Greek Yogurt and 1-1 1/2 self rising flour. I can't find 'Greek Yogurt' where I live. Can I use 'natural yogurt'? Or whatever.
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Malai Chicken Curry is curdling in the Pan

I am trying to prepare a rich, creamy malai chicken curry but it's turning out to be a disaster as the marinade curdles when I put in into the pan. Here are the steps: I marinated the bite-sized cut ...
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Why are all sour cream cultures I've found for sale online labeled as direct set? Why can't I reuse like I do yogurt?

I've realized we go through a lot of sour cream in my household, and I want to start making probably about a pint or two a week during the summer months. I've been researching for a few hours, and ...
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Making drinkable yogurt

I like the taste and consistency of danactive drinkable yogurt. Google searches on making drinkable yogurt suggests adding water or milk to store bought "set" yogurt. Another said to use kefir and ...
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Casein content after curdling

I am making curdled cheese for a cheesecake. I am using reduced-fat milk (2%) and would like to know the content (e.g fat, sugar, protein) of the curdled cheese after it has been separated from the ...
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Can I boil a yogurt marinade if I add cornstarch?

I'm making tikka masala tonight, and the chicken is marinating in a yogurt mixture. I've already made a sauce to eat it with, but I was wondering if there was a way to bring the marinade to a boil so ...
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Quantities of lactose, lactic acid, and other metabolites in yogurt

It's common to see vague statements about how people with limited lactose tolerance may be able to eat yogurt, because the bacterial fermentation eliminates some of the lactose. However, I haven't ...
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Cooking protein marinated in yogurt

I'm currently on a no-dairy and low sugar diet. I thought to marinate lamb in yogurt, but some of the yogurt got stuck to the lamb afterward and I cooked it anyway. I think the yogurt gave it nice ...
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Cooking Indian curry with yogurt

So, I've worked with Thai curry before and reviewed the post about "When to prefer yogurt, cream, and coconut milk in an Indian vegetarian dish to make it creamy?" but these seem to be concerned with ...
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What's the role of milk or yogurt in sponge cake?

Most recipes for sponge cake use a quantity of yogurt which sometimes is replaced with milk, or even soja or almond drinks. In those recipes (flour, sugar, eggs, butter/oil, yogurt/milk, some ...
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Can pasteurized milk turn into yogurt by itself?

During the winter, I often leave milk on my porch to make room in my refrigerator. During a recent warm spell, I had an unopened gallon of pasteurized milk on the porch for two days around 50 ...
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Killed Enzymes in Yogurt

We are big dairy eaters in our home, so I successfully make about a gallon of Greek yogurt every few weeks. Today I started my process as usual, but with so many things happening at once (just had my ...
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I failed to make yogurt, what have I made?

In the past I have successfully followed the instructions at makeyourownyogurt.com to make yogurt using siggi's as a starter for the first batch and from then on used the last of the previous batch as ...
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How long can we preserve yogurt using a refrigerator? [duplicate]

How long can we keep yogurt in the refrigerator and still consume it?
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Cream Cheese vs Yogurt Cheese: what / how much difference does the bacteria make?

This recipe for homemade cream cheese looks extremely similar to making yogurt and then straining it. In fact, the final step for culturing the milk goes: After 12 to 18 hours, the cheese should ...
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added more yogurt to curry - can I fix it?

I've accidentally added more yogurt than I should've (I tipped the box of yogurt rather than spoon it out) and now the flavour / smell of yogurt and its sourness are overpowering and coming through. I'...
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Why does sourness taste in yogurt increases with time?

If we let yogurt for more days, the yogurt become more and more sour why?
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How to catch culture out of yogurt?

When I make yogurt, I freeze some of the yogurt for the next time. However, I concentrate the yogurt by pouring it into a cloth, and extracting the yogurt whey (I do not know if it is called whey like ...
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Is carob bean cooked when used as a thickener?

Many yoghurts contain carob bean gum as a thickener. Does anyone know if this is raw or cooked carob bean ?
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What's the point of “draining” yogurt?

I'm making a recipe for tandoori chicken, and it told me to "drain" 1 cup plain yogurt "for 15 minutes in a fine sieve or cheesecloth." I did as it asked and absolutely nothing happened, yogurt did ...
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Can I use a yoghurt marinade in sous-vide cooking?

I want to cook a Indian-inspired chicken dish. The recipe calls for yoghurt in a marinade for the chicken. I am fine with the marinade, but I also want to cook the chicken sous-vide. I now wonder ...
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How to prep a #5 plastic container for making yogurt?

I made a batch of yogurt that went poorly. I use a Salton yogurt machine which uses a #5 plastic bucket. If this were beer, the recipe would call for baking the container to ensure that all the past ...
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Homemade yogurt aftertaste

My homemade yogurt is wonderful: thick and fresh, made out of whole milk and cultures, no sugar, just a bit of organic vanilla powder. There's only one thing I dislike: the aftertaste is quite cheesy ...
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Homemade yogurt & flavours - Keeping it thick

I am getting a really thick yogurt with fresh whole milk + cultures. What I do is: get the milk (3,8% fat) boiling (95°C) keep heating the milk, lowering the temperature to 85/90°C for ten minutes ...
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Calculating homemade yogurt's fat

I'm currently using a very "rich" whole milk with 3.8% fat. Out of one liter milk, I get 850cc yogurt (as some part of the water will evaporate throughout cooking. The question is: how much fat will ...
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Substitute yogurt powder for confectioners sugar when making royal icing

When making treats, I try to make them as appealing as possible and like to decorate them. I have been looking for an icing recipe that can be used for decoration that doesn't include sugar. Most of ...
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Adding vanilla flavor to non-fat plain greek yogurt

Having read the question Adding flavor & sweetness to plain greek yogurt, I still have a question. I enjoy vanilla-flavored greek yogurt. I know pure vanilla extract is a very strong flavoring. ...
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Why didn't the whey separate from the curds when I tried to make Shankgleesh cheese?

I frequently make yogurt at home, and I decided to try to make Shankgleesh, a spicy Middle Eastern cheese that is difficult for me to find at local markets. Several recipes said to heat the yogurt ...