Welcome to the Euro Cuisine kitchen, where delicious food is created with ease. Today I'm going to show you how to make fresh and healthy yogurt using the Euro Cuisine YM80 yogurt maker. Are you ready for a fresh start? Let's make some yogurt. All you need are two simple ingredients.
First ingredient, 2-3 ounces of plain yogurt at room temperature, or a five gram packet of Euro Cuisine yogurt culture. Plus five and a quarter cups of your favourite milk, that's about 42 ounces. You can use any type of milk, whole, skim, or low-fat, pasteurized, or raw. You can also use almond milk, soy milk, or even goat's milk.
Prepare an ice bath in your kitchen sink, no more than a few inches of cold water and ice cubes. Remove the white caps from the seven glass jars in your Euro Cuisine yogurt maker. We won't need them until the yogurt is cooked.
Pour your milk into a saucepan. Heat the milk. Whisk frequently to avoid charring. When the milk starts to bubble or reaches 180 degrees Fahrenheit, it's ready. Place the saucepan into the ice bath and cool it to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. That's about the same temperature one would feel comfortable feeding this milk to a baby.
Remove one cup of the milk from the saucepan and pour the rest in a pitcher. Stir in the yogurt or yogurt culture with the one cup of the warm milk. Today, I'm using all natural plain yogurt as my starter.
Now it might seem strange that you need to buy yogurt to make yogurt, but what we're doing is introducing good probiotic bacteria to the milk. These bacteria thrive in heat and that's exactly what your yogurt maker is going to provide.
Now, all you do is take the mixture, pour it in with the warm milk in your pitcher, and then simply give it a stir. Pour the final mixture into the seven glass jars in equal amounts. Place the open jars into the Euro Cuisine YM80 yogurt maker. Remember, we're saving the individual white jar lids for later. Place the clear cover over the maker. Check the handy time reminder printed on the side of the machine.
I want to cook this batch for eight hours so I'm going to align my indicator on the clear lid with the time I expect it to be finished. This will remind me what time I should turn it off. It's 1p.m. so I'm going to add eight hours and align my indicator with the number nine. Plug in your yogurt maker and turn on the machine to begin cooking your batch. It's that easy.
Eight hours later simply turn off the unit, remove the clear lid, and twist the white lids onto each glass jar. Refrigerate the glass jars. The yogurt will stay fresh for at least ten days.
The YM80 has enough glass jars to provide one serving every day for a week. My family loves yogurt so we make a new batch every other night. Now when the jars have chilled for at least three hours your yogurt is ready to eat. You can enjoy chilled yogurt straight out of the jar or you can add it to your favourite cereal. I like to stir in seasonal fruits and spices, I think it's a great way to add new flavours throughout the year. My kids love to experiment. Creating yogurts really is a great family activity.
The Euro Cuisine instruction book includes even more delicious recipes.