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I'm a coffee drinker and come from a family that coffee is the first thing done in the morning. My grandmother would make a cup a coffee and once she poured the milk in the cup if it curled she would say nope no good time to throw it out even if it passed the nose test.


It's simple. Heirlooms will produce expected results no matter how many times you reinoculate your culture. Direct set is a blend of species and eventually only the strongest strain will remain and it may not create anything you want to eat. I never bought cultures, I just buy plain or vanilla yogurt, eat it and use what's left behind to make another batch. ...


I have re-used my direct set with success; just No Guarantee. Contamination issue is no different. Think of Heirloom as an old-time garden tomato vrs a high performing hybrid that won't breed true.


You might consider going with pasteurized eggs (if you can find them whole) or a pasteurized egg product (a common US brand is "Egg Beaters"). Pasteurized eggs are eggs that have been pasteurized in order to reduce the risk of food-borne illness in dishes that are not cooked or are only lightly cooked. They may be sold as liquid egg products or ...


Yes, you can. Adjust the power to medium-high, pour the milk into a Pyrex measuring cup (or similar), and drop a wooden implement (a disposable chopstick is ideal) into the cup. Keeping the heat lower than maximum will give you more time to react when the milk threatens to boil over. The chopstick will prevent the rare but possible occurrence of ...


Using milk instead of water makes the outcome definitely creamier, although it may take a little longer (I start my burner on low-medium so the milk won't boil over). Once the milk starts to foam I add the steel cut oats and stir occasionally. 20 minutes or so is enough if you like them nuttier, or longer if you like them softer. I add a little milk and ...

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