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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 don'...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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Substitutions for greek yogurt?

Are there any available substitutes for greek yogurt? I don't have any in the fridge. Looking for a substitution besides regular yogurt or any yogurt based substitution. Looking to make a creamy like ...
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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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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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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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What is the difference between Yoghurt and Curd

They taste almost same. Are they different?
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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...