Ahh Yogurt - who doesn't love it? I personally have struggled with milk allergies and intolerance my entire life so I have been always leery to eat anything that come from milk products. As I am eating more fermented foods I am trying to bring in tiny amounts of milk ferments like yogurt and Kefir, adding some L glutamine to try to help my gut absorb, heal and tolerate more foods.
Yogurt is quick and easy to make, like so many ferments, it s fast and easy like Kefir. I tried making milk based yogurt in my oven and it turned out perfect. The next attempt was coconut milk based yogurt and it was a flop . I plan on mastering it as I that I can eat! My son bought me a yogurt maker and I am excited about trying it, with the coconut milk as I think temperature might have made the difference and winter!
Yogurt is full of bacteria -- and because the lactose is broken down during the fermentation process - some people can tolerate a bit of yogurt- Bacteria required for fermentation in yogurt are called Lactobacillus (that's the genus) bulgaricus (that's the species) and Streptococcus thermophilus. - Summer Bock
Sometimes store bought yogurt has additional live bacteria with some strains of acidophilus and bifidus are commonly added to enhance the probiotic content, this is a common species found in the probiotic pills people purchase.
Ferment Type: Dairy Yogurt
Date: December 8th, 2017
1 quart organic whole milk
1/4 cup organic plain yogurt
Notes: Heating the yogurt and keeping it at 180 and then cooling it to 110 before adding the starter was the most time put into this ferment. After it cooled I popped it in the oven overnight with the light on - and with great hopes when I opened my vessel in the morning it was beautiful. I did try a coconut milk version the next evening and it stayed liquid. So I plan to try it with my new yogurt maker. Once again my transferring of photos and dropping my phone into my Injera I have lost a lot of my process of making this. However there are a few to see. I hope they show up and I will add them, or the next time I make another batch.
Modifications - None
Harvest Date: December 9th, 2017
Harvest Details: I tried a couple of spoonfuls and it tasted gorgeous. I fed my family the rest over the next few days and it was given rave reviews!