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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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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Are you supposed to throw away old non-refrigerated yoghurt and cheese? [duplicate]

Pretty much every resource out there says that you can only store food like yoghurt or cheese refrigerated at X temperature for X days, and must throw away any leftovers etc. What if you don't follow ...
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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. ...
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Why does sourness taste in yogurt increases with time?

If we let curd 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 ...
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Rinse meat after marinating in yogurt?

I have a few recipes that require marinating meat in yogurt (usually poultry), but none of them are particularly clear on what to do with the meat after marinating, but before cooking. For example, I ...
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What does “curd” mean in a South Asian recipe?

I've seen the word "curd" used in a few South Asian recipes (like, notably, some "Butter Chicken" recipes). In one video, it kind-of looks like it might be cottage cheese (or something like that), ...
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Getting butter from yogurt

The common way for taking butter from milk is to shake the cream captured from milk. There is also a traditional way to shake yogurt to separate butter. However, I was unable to find any instruction ...
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Is it ok to use sour cream as substitute of sour yogurt?

I've seen many recipes that use sour yogurt as a main ingredient, but I've been unable to find sour yogurt where I live, and I wonder if it's ok to use sour cream instead of sour yogurt. I know ...
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Is it possible to make yogurt and cheese from spoiled milk?

I get raw milk and to somehow pasteurize it, I boil it. The milk strongly curdled showing that it is spoiled and rotten (definitely, not suitable for drinking). Is it totally bad milk and I should ...
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Is soy yogurt considered a fermented food?

I've heard that fermented soy products are healthier than non-fermented soy. Would soy yogurt be considered fermented or just "cultured" - or is it the same thing?
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How to fix a sauce with overheated yogurt that has separated?

I was trying out some healthier recipes from the New American Plate cookbook, one was a Greek lamb casserole with lots of green beans and potatoes. The lamb was marinated in plain yogurt to which ...
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Making yogurt without heating milk?

Most recipes for yogurt indicate that you should heat/boil the milk, then cool it. Is it possible to skip this step, and use milk straight from the fridge? Would the result be terribly different?
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homemade coconut flavoured yogurt?

I love there store bought coconut flavoured yogurts. I usually make my own but i cant find any type of coconut aromas around (even synthetics). Is there some way to do some similar yogurts? I use ...
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How to make yogurt without any existing yogurt

How does one make yogurt when there isn't any existing yogurt to use as a starter?
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Doogh/Ayran from scratch

I have found several recipes online for making doogh or ayran (I love this stuff sooo much), and they all seem to involve diluting greek yogurt with either water or soda. I want to make my yogurt ...
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Home-make yogurt: add sugar / something else with the starter?

I've read some recipes in the internet and this question about how to make my own yogurt. Some recipes say to add a little sugar with the starter, so that "bacteria would have something to eat". So, ...
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What causes the texture difference between Greek style yogurt and regular yogurt?

In the US, Greek-style yogurt and regular yogurt are both made with cow's milk, yet they have a distinctly different texture. When I described the texture of Greek yogurt to my nutritionist, she ...
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When to prefer yogurt, cream, and coconut milk in an Indian vegetarian dish to make it creamy?

Firstly, I have noticed all the curried dishes we eat in an Indian restaurant feel "creamy". Now, I don't know whether they add cream, or yogurt, or coconut milk? In which kinds of dishes do we need ...
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Does repeating freeze -> chill -> freeze -> chill spoil yogurt?

I brought a 3 KG yogurt store in a container. The container mention to store it at temperature between 2 degree to 7 degree. So, I put my 3 KG yogurt in the freezer. When I want to eat, I put to ...
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Why isn't my homemade yogurt smooth?

Last week I successfully made my own greek yogurt! I was and am very excited that I finally got it to work. But now the problem is, the yogurt I am making is just not very smooth. Store bought greek ...
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I'm trying to make yogurt, but it won't turn out. Can someone help?

I followed this recipe. It follows the pattern outlined here but with different temps: Get milk. – I’m using 1 cup of 2% (no powdered milk). Get a starter. – I have tried Dannon Oikos plain greek ...
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Marinating in yogurt

I'm currently letting some wild turkey (the bird, not the whiskey) marinate in some plain yogurt. I saw this somewhere on TV or online. Does anyone know what's actually going on chemically when the ...
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How come mere water buffalo milk and lemon juice mixture turn into yogurt?

Yogurt is produced by the fermentation of lactose in milk by the bacteria of yogurt-ferment. Without those bacteria it is not possible to make yogurt. But surprisingly, water buffalo milk and lemon ...
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How can I get homemade yoghurt to thicken properly?

Pretty much always when I make yoghurt myself, the homemade version comes out much thinner, much more liquid, than the store-bought yoghurt that is used to produce my yoghurt. How can I make it ...
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Beans Cultured with Yogurt

Is the store-bought yogurt a good "starter" to culture cooked beans to reduce the gas-producing oligosaccharides? Does it contain the right kind of bacteria to ferment the beans or is it only good for ...
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Clumpy yogurt conundrum

I made a delicious yogurt/cream/mint/garlic sauce the other day but the presentation was less than becoming. I simply roasted some garlic and mixed the rest of the ingredients together. I used very ...
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What can I do with lots of plain sweetened yogurt? [closed]

I have a several gallons of yogurt intended for smoothies. So far I have been eating it over fruit and in various types of shakes. I've also made some frozen yogurt. What else I can make, be it ...