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What causes yogurt in sauces to split? How to prevent it?

A lot of my favorite curry recipes have a yogurt based sauce in them, but on a pretty regular basis when I make them, the yogurt ends up splitting into basically curds and whey. What causes that, and ...
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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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What type of yoghurt should I use for making curry?

I've seen a lot of recipes specifying "yoghurt" when making an indian-style curry, but very rarely do they specify what type. The problem is compounded for me in that I live in a country where I ...
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In baking, can yoghurt replace butter?

By baking, I mean cakes / muffins / biscuits. This is mainly to cut down on fat. I've tried replacing butter with yoghurt in all of these and the results were OK. Are there any cases where it's not ...
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Can UHT milk be used to make yogurt?

So I know you can't use UHT milk to make cheese, because of the way the proteins get denatured at that temperature. But can you use it to make yogurt?
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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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How to do frozen yogurt

I would like to do at home frozen yogurt. Do I have to use an ice cream machine, or is there a technique to prepare it without a machine? PS: I don't really like ice cream without the machine as the ...
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What is the difference between Greek yogurt and plain yogurt?

One of the ingredients of a recipe is Greek yogurt. May I replace it with plain yogurt? If I do it, what is the difference that I would immediately note?
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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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How do you know when a cultured item is no longer safe to consume?

How do you know when yougurt (for example) is no longer safe to consume? Do I know it from the taste, how it smells, or something else?
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How can I make yogurt at home?

What are the requirements for making yogurt at home. Is there a solid recipe for making yogurt?
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How to strain yogurt

What is the best method for yogurt straining? cheesecloth? yogurt strainers? coffee filters? I appreciate it if you could share your experience.
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Why add yogurt to curries spoon by spoon instead of all at once?

A few recipes I have might use 5 or 6 tablespoons of yogurt but want it fully mixed spoon by spoon and cooked for 30s before adding the next spoon. Can't I just dump the lot in and mix well? Edit: ...
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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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How to reduce the sourness of homemade frozen yogurt?

I like to make homemade yogurt and I am experimenting with timing to get my yogurt to be not so sour but still completely set. Yogurt is, by definition, quite acidic since that is what sets the ...
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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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Making yogurt without heating milk?

Most recipes for yogurt indicate that you should eat/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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Can sour cream be made the same way as yogurt? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to make Sour Cream at home? I make yogurt by adding a small amount of yogurt to milk, heating it slightly (barely in this weather!) and letting it sit ...
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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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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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Flavor combination for yogurt smoothie. Raspberry and what? [on hold]

I am making a raspberry smoothie using raspberry yogurt. I am at somewhat of a loss as to what other fruit to add for a nice combination. For example, coconut and pineapple go excellent together. ...
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How to make pie filling which tastes like yogurt icecream?

I have some ripe papayas and decided to create a new pie recipe with them. The papaya part turned out quite well. I used pureed papayas, dark sugar beet syrup, creme fraîche, egg, and some cognac. The ...
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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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How to get the flavors to meld when I add fruit and sugar to plain yogurt?

I've recently taken a liking to greek yogurt. So far, I've been buying the Chobani low-fat and non-fat yogurts, which all have flavoring added. I've recently bought a container of plain greek yogurt, ...
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Watery liquid on top of homemade yogurt

I made homemade yogurt tonight, except it didn't turn out as I expected. I followed this recipe with a few exceptions. I made it with three quarts of milk instead of 4 (or two). I modified the amount ...
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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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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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What is the difference between Yoghurt and Curd

They taste almost same. Are they different?
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How to set yogurt so that it doesn't get watery?

The yogurt which I purchase from the market looks too perfect and intact. Is there some special trick which prevents the home made yogurt from getting watery?
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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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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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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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How can I add yogurt to a quickbread recipe?

I stumbled upon a recipe for Yogurt-Zucchini bread, and I like the idea of adding yogurt to other quickbread recipes for the texture and flavor, especially whole-wheat ones. What guidelines should I ...
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What are best practices for using Yoghurt as a Marinade?

I'm cooking for 30, Lamb Chops are on the menu and I want to do them in a Yogurt Marinade. I've done Yogurt Marinades with mixed results and I wonder if there are some best practices? specifically: ...
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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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What type of yogurt is most similar to the yogurt used in authentic Middle-Eastern cuisine?

While looking at different recipes to make "yogurt sauce" commonly found in Middle Eastern cuisine, I noticed a descrepancy between the type of yogurt the recipe calls for. Some recipe calls for plain ...
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How can I imitate a coffee yoghurt?

I used to enjoy coffee yoghurts and eat them often... However, where I'm currently living coffee-flavored yoghurts are unavailable. I've tried to sort of make my own by adding a bit of instant coffee ...
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Homemade Yogurt Nutrition Info

How does one calculate the nutrition of homemade yogurt? I'm using 2% milk and a packet of yogurt culture. Does anything change during cooking that makes the nutrition info of the final product any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to make homemade yogurt using chocolate milk?

Making yogurt from a small quantity of live culture yogurt can be gussied up using cinnamon by adding the spice to the milk prior to boiling it. Is it possible to make chocolate flavoured yogurt ...
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How can I know when my yogurt is ready (in a generic, basic, non-us yogurt maker)?

I've bought this yogurt maker (the only one I've been ever able to find in the country I'm living), and it only has a simple on/off button. Somewhere in the manual, it's written that "Good yogurt ...
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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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Where does the chlorine taste in yogurt come from?

My parents used to make yogurt some years ago. When they tried to make some last month, it turned out very firm and smooth in appearence, but tasted like chlorine. The taste is so strong that even ...
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How do I recognize that yogurt has turned bad? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you know when a cultured item is no longer safe to consume? How does one tell when yogurt turns bad? Month-old yogurt smells the same as just purchased. The only ...